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2010 RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580


There has to be a certain amount of thrill in the ride and insanity in the mind to race up a mountain at incredible speeds. There also has to be an extreme amount of talent to achieve such a feat. Rhys Millen has that talent and, together with Hyundai and his team, will be showcasing it at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited Class in none other than his LeMans-style PM580 racing prototype.

The PM580 is powered by a 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda turbocharged V6 engine capable to deliver (as current tests show) a total of 750 hp. The car will feature a carbon fiber aerodynamic body with an active rear wing. The wing will create less drag in the straight-aways and more stability in cornering and braking. Active wings are outlawed in other forms of racing.

The RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 will use an active center differential. This differential will allow a 10 to 100 percent torque split to the front wheels. This is important because the course changes from asphalt to dirt multiple times and allows the Genesis PM580 to have more than one set up on the 12.42-mile course. The car will be ideal on the mixed surface at Pikes Peak. The Genesis PM580 addresses a fundamental reason on perhaps why the 10-minute record has not fallen. Most race cars do not work well on both dirt and asphalt.

Millen will be trying to defeat a record of 10:01.41 set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007 with his Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special and will also be trying to reclaim the record for the Millen family. Prior to Tajima’s race, the record was held by Rod Millen, Rhys’ father, for a total of 13 years before it was overtaken. We are sure there will be a certain amount of pride pushing that PM580 in the race to the clouds.

UPDATE 06/01/2010: Watch Rhys Millen as he provides a walk-through of his RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580. Just click on the photo above.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

In the world of racing, Unlimited, means "Anything Goes." Unlike other forms of motorsport (NASCAR, Indy Car, F1, etc.) the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited Class gives teams the freedom to create any kind of race car they want to conquer the mountain without restrictions on tires, weight and horsepower. Teams can make their cars as light as possible, with an unlimited amount of horsepower and with whatever braking, drivetrain or suspension package they desire.

With this in mind, Rhys Millen Racing is fabricating a modern Le Mans style car with a target weight of 1,850 pounds powered by a 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda turbocharged V6 engine. The team feels to have a competitive power-to-weight ratio, the car will need to produce 675 horsepower. Current engine testing shows the engine is capable of producing 750 horsepower, which is more than needed to tackle the mountain.

RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580

The car will feature a carbon fiber aerodynamic body with an active rear wing. The wing will create less drag in the straight-aways and more stability in cornering and braking. Active wings are outlawed in other forms of racing.
"We are building a car for today’s road," said Millen "The car will have a sleek aerodynamic body, the grip of Toyo Proxy tires and the power and durability of a Hyundai engine. This is the package I need to break the record."

The RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 will use an active center differential. This differential will allow a 10 to 100 percent torque split to the front wheels. This is important because the course changes from asphalt to dirt multiple times and allows the Genesis PM580 to have more than one set up on the 12.42-mile course. The car will be ideal on the mixed surface at Pikes Peak. The Genesis PM580 address a fundamental reason on perhaps why the 10-minute record has not fallen. Most race cars do not work well on both dirt and asphalt.

RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Chromoly frame and roll cage
  • Two Quaife differentials
  • Weismann semi-automatic AWD transmission
  • Tilton Racing clutch
  • 3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine stroked to 4.1-liters
  • HKS T04Z turbocharger
  • Bar and plate intercooler
  • Custom RMR stainless exhaust manifolds
  • Carbon fiber Brembo brakes and pads
  • 17-inch HRE wheels
  • 275/40 Toyo rear tires
  • RMR customer carbon fiber body with front and rear diffusers
  • Active wing by Aeromotions


5 comments:

I was impressed that this car uses a v6 technology and yet it manage to produced around 700 hp! The lightweight materials used in the chassis makes this car to increase its speed.

I personally liked the look of the whacked-out rally racer/funny car imitations of street automobiles

Looks like a fish... joking... red bull does it again. I hope this wont disappoint the Redbull for sponsoring the Genesis.

I agree based on the review made by fifth gear, tiff niddel said the the db9 is less power but very fun to drive.

It really does look more like a lemans car. And it looks to me like the car is too low for this kind of competition.

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