In the weeks leading up to the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one team that’s entering the ’Unlimited Class’ of the event is shooting for the stars, bent on being the first team to break the 10-minute hill climb mark.

The Dallenbach Racing Team, together with its partner, Banks Power, is in the final stages of their preparation for Pikes Peak with their 1,307-horsepower machine, the "DallenBach Special". The car that boasts of the eye-popping output also carries 1,206 lb/ft of torque, providing it with enough power to have as good a chance as anybody in breaking the 10:01 record set by Nobuhiro Tajima.

In Part 2 of the two-part video filmed by Banks Power, the Dallenbach Special is put through the paces by Paul Dallenbach through a series of test runs done on the Pikes Peak course. There’s some added commentary featuring Dallenbach and Gale Banks on the video, too, providing us with an inside look at the testing being done on the car leading up to the car being unleashed on June 26.

If you missed the first video, check it out by clicking here!


Source: Banks Power

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  (448) posted on 07.22.2011

That was a fearless shakedown. You shouldn’t blink and witness how it was being done.

  (504) posted on 07.13.2011

That was such a great record for the team. However, that 10 minute hill climb is such a dangerous act.

  (580) posted on 06.23.2011

Hmm, I do find the car having some odd design features. But that one is not really all that bad, besides, besides, the whole point of the car is speed, and I think that it has lots of it.

  (596) posted on 06.22.2011

Wow, this one actually looks very impressive. I must admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first saw this one. But now, I think that it will actually be able to pull off the feat.

  (359) posted on 06.21.2011

It does look very promising, but I don’t know if it would actually be able to pull this one off. But then again, they still have a week or two to prepare, so this one would really be a surprise.

  (407) posted on 06.21.2011

Nice video! The act was so exciting and thrilling. I feel like I’m the one who drives the car! It’s feel so good!

  (331) posted on 06.21.2011

Yeah! And its good thing that though this car has an amazing speed, the driver still can drive the car in the corner. BTW, I think in the off road, the sound of the engine becomes shabby.

  (541) posted on 06.21.2011

Just listening to the sound create by the engine of this car you can really sense in how smooth riding experience that this car can offer.1,206 lb/ft of torque is extremely incredible it really makes the car runs like a rocket speed!

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