Sunday, June 12, 2011

For the Racers

The more I read, the more I cannot deny our racing fanatics their inside scoop. So here Goes. This month, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis PM580 will make attempt the Pikes Peak International Climb. "Longtime competitor Rhys Millen will drive an exotic racer called the RMR PM580, which looks like a cross between a Le Mans-style prototype sports car and an off-road buggy. The car is powered by a Hyundai engine with the same block, heads and valve setup as the Lambda V6 found in some production cars.
Millen previously set a record in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the production-based class for two-wheel-drive cars in 2009. This year he will drive in the unlimited class, in which pure, lightweight racing machines with turbocharged 1,000-horsepower engines often slide sideways while winding their way from the starting line at 9,390 feet to the finish at the Peak’s 14,110-foot summit." --Wall Street Journal's, Driver's Street article by Jonathan Welsh.

For more information on the race, read this article by Motor Authority.

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