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VIDEO: Monster Tajima climbs Pikes Peak

Monster Tajima

Falken Tyres have been kind enough to post video of Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima’s assault at the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Tajima was at the wheel of a Suzuki SX4 and the little pocket rocket you see above has a massive 910 horsepower.

Tajima made the most of all that power, too, by winning the event for the fifth time in succession. Check out the clip in full after the break and keep an eye out for the spectators and sacrificial cones.

[Thanks to Richard for the tip]

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) รขโ‚ฌโ€œ For the fifth consecutive time, Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.

Following exhaustive tests in a Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster’s 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year’s race car helped push the driver forward.

3 replies on “VIDEO: Monster Tajima climbs Pikes Peak”

A great drive, indeed…although I preferred the Porsche from a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it’s my computer sound system, but that Suzuki sounds like nothing more than an angry leaf blower!

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