Video: Rhys Millen's Pikes Peak World Record Attempt

On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb , the "Race to the Clouds." And today Hyundai unveiled a new video of the record attempt. For 10 years, it has been Rhys’ dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name.

Millen tried to defeat a record of 10:01.41 set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007 with his Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special. Prior to Tajima’s race, the record was held by Rod Millen, Rhys’ father, for a total of 13 years before it was overtaken.

The Genesis PM580 super racer comes with a modified 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda V6 engine with an HKS turbocharger, an intercooler, and an exhaust system that produces a total of 775 horsepower and 750 lb/ft of torque.

Check out Rhys Millen’s attempt of bringing back the record to the Millen name in the video above.


7 comments:

That I one hell of a car, the specs is already out of scale for a small car and the time it made to climb that hill is awesome.

Great footage. Wish someone would do the same sort of thing with Nobuhiro Tajima, I’ve always wanted to see in car footage of his runs.

The car was powered by a single turbo, bored and stroked 4.1L V6. The same V6 from the Genesis Coupe that is built by who? That’s right. Hyundai.

I really think Porsche will be doing some sort of video. I noticed a chopper following the GT3 up the hill in some of the spectator videos - just like with the Rhys run.

Great footage. Wish someone would do the same sort of thing with Nobuhiro Tajima, I’ve always wanted to see in car footage of his runs.

Great footage. Wish someone would do the same sort of thing with Nobuhiro Tajima, I’ve always wanted to see in car footage of his runs.

I keept wathcing this movie over and over again, hehe good thing that Rhys didn’t make this baby drift.

*Registration is required to post in this forum

Back to top