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Old 19th July 2007, 20:40   #1
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Default Suzuki to break Pikes Peak record-Monster Tajima

He is a representative of a company, but most of all he is a driver! Monster Tajima will be challenging Pikes Peak this year with new machine "Suzuki Sport XL7 Hill Climb Special" to break the record.

Last year, Monster came back to Pikes Peak having 5 year break in between and achieved overall win. But he could not beat the record because of bad weather having the course to be shortened. This year, he has got new weapon.

The machine has changed to XL7 which is Suzuki's new flag ship in U.S.A. V6 VVT(Variable Valve Timing) 3.6 liter engine has been up suited with twin turbo charger, which is now producing 1007ps and 102kg-m. To get a grip on the road, aerodynamics has been refined and now it has increased the downforce of more than 35% compare to 2006 model. Falken has once again made the tyres for this machine. Everything is ready for to break the record.

Monster has won last year's Pikes Peak in severe weather condition. Then 2007 April, he has achieved overall win on "Race to the Sky" in New Zealand, which makes it 5 years in a row, total 8 wins in this event. Showing that he is the true "King of the Mountain" in "Race to the Sky".

Monster will aim for 10min. 04sec. 06 which has been marked by Rod Millen in 1994 with Toyota. This year, the race day has moved to mid July. The weather during the day will be very hot, yet you will never know how the mountain area weather changes. This is what makes Pikes Peak one of the difficult, yet challenging event in the world. Final is July 21st. Watch out on Monster Tajima and Suzuki Sport XL7 run up to the clouds!







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This looks too small to be based on the XL-7 or is it just a look alike created (scaled dimensions) just like the Indica Silhouette.
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This should be fun. Hopefully we will get to see the daredevilry on video. All the best to Monster Tajima. Pikes peak is everyone's dream. Winning it so many times is living the dream.
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Pikes peak is probably the only remaining rally-type event where we get to see almost unregulated cars. The result is monsters like this XL-7 and Rod Millen's Toyota Tacoma. Wow!!
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Waiting for the record to be broken. All the best for the monster
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And for those of you who don't know what Pikes Peak is check this scary video out.
Ari Vatanen-Pikes Peak (1989 Peugeot - Climb Dance) Video
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Thats one hell of a driver and a great video.

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And for those of you who don't know what Pikes Peak is check this scary video out.
Ari Vatanen-Pikes Peak (1989 Peugeot - Climb Dance) Video
Would love to be Ari Vatanen for sure. But, where is the scope (sigh)
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