Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by in Hyundai Canada

2013 Pikes Peak Two-Car Program Focuses on both Unlimited And Time Attack 2WD Classes

Millen to Defend World Record in a Unlimited Class with All-new Dedicated Rear-drive Racer

COSTA MESA, Jan. 14, 2013 – Hyundai currently announced a renewed partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) to urge a 2012 universe record in a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). This years’ foe to a internationally-renowned limit is designed for Jun 30. This year, Hyundai will enhance a participation during Pikes Peak with a two-car effort, with Millen piloting a new, purpose-built total category rear-drive racecar assimilated by a production-based Genesis Coupe that set final years’ all-time record to a rise (9:46.164).

“We’re positively unapproachable to replenish a successful partnership with Rhys Millen Racing to take on a singular plea of general motorsports famous as Pikes Peak,” pronounced Steve Shannon, clamp president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “Last year’s all-time universe record, set by Millen in a production-based Genesis Coupe, was a defining miracle in Hyundai’s query to build stirring and durable rear-drive opening vehicles that are as able on a highway as they are in a rigors of rival motorsport.”


For 2013’s effort, Millen will furnish and expostulate an all-new, ultra-lightweight, purpose-built racecar regulating vital powertrain components from Hyundai’s production-based Lambda engine family. This powertrain is approaching to furnish over 900 h.p. and 800 ft. lbs. of torque, while still creation poignant use of prolongation components including a block, cylinder heads, orientation and engine accessories. The racecar framework will be enveloped by a Genesis Coupe-like conformation to contest in a total class. This no-holds-barred racer will be accompanied by final years’ world-record-setting, production-based Genesis Coupe in a Time Attack 2WD class. The motorist of a Genesis Coupe will be announced during a after date. RMR is a truly singular racing firm, one of a really few that successfully conceptualizes, fabricates, tests, tunes, and many importantly, drives a vehicles in motorsports competition. In fact, a world-record-setting Genesis Coupe is a accurate same production-based coupe that Millen successfully drifted in a Formula Drift rival series, a covenant to both a impassioned continuance of Hyundai engineering as good as a tuning flexibility of a RMR team.

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