Video: Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima breaks his own record at Pikes Peak

Article by Christian A., on June 29, 2011

A new record was set by Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima last week at the Pikes Peak when he completed the 12.4-mile course in 9:51.278 using his modified, 910 HP Suzuki SX4. He is the only person to go faster than 10 minutes.

Tajima could be considered a veteran at Pikes Peak because he has raced here each year since 1988. Taking the second place in the Unlimited class is Rhys Millen in the modified Hyundai PM580, with a time of 10:09.242, almost 18 seconds behind.

Tajima said that this is probably the last time that Pikes Peak will have gravel on parts of its track. By 2012, it will most probably be completely covered by tarmac. Tajima also owned the previous record of 10:01.408, which was achieved in 2007.

A camera was placed on top of Tajima's 2011 Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special, so if you want to get a sense of what’s seen when driving at those speeds, you could simply go to Youtube to check out the footage.

The car is powered by a 3.1-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which is attached to a specially-designed close-ratio transmission.

Ranking third in the Unlimited class is Dacia's Duster ‘No Limit’ – which is its first race on a mountain. The GT-R-powered Duster was driven by Frenchman Jean Philippe Dayraut.

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