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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:28 AM
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Climb Pikes Peak With The Monster
Nobody drives to the top of Pikes Peak faster than Nobuhiro Tajima, who might be the bravest or perhaps craziest driver on the planet. And now you can ride along from the safety of your chair.

Falken Tire one of Tajimas sponsors has (finally) released a slick video of Tajimas winning run in the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Monster hustled his 897-horsepower twin-turbocharged Suzuki SX4 through the 12.42 mile course in 10 minutes and 11.49 seconds. The engine sounds amazing, and Tajimas long slide at 3:35 in the vid is glorious to behold.

Ten minutes and change is amazing considering the course, which requires drivers to negotiate pavement and gravel as they make 156 turns and climb 4,721 feet to the summit. But its nothing compared to his best time. Tajima, who has won Pikes Peak five consecutive times, set the all-time record in 2007 when he made the run in 10:1.4 seconds.



Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/08/climb-pikes-peak-w... /


insane video at link
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:25 AM
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1. I don't know who the crazier maniac is,...
Tajima, or the fan who stands right next to an open rally track like that.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:36 AM
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2. Oh crap. Now I have to drive to work. Wish me luck. nt
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