HYUNDAI GUNS FOR PIKES PEAK RECORD
Rhys Millen and Hyundai reveal first renderings of monster PM580
Although Hyundai might not have much in the way of motorsport heritage, the Millen family certainly does - Rhys's father Rod Millen set the fastest outright time at Pikes Peak five times during the 1990s, and his 1994 time in a Toyota Celica of 10m 04.06s stood as a record until 2007.
Last year Rhys joined his father in the Pikes Peak hall of fame, setting a Time Attack production-based two-wheel-drive record of 12m 09.40s in his modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe (have a butcher's at the spectacular video of him doing it below).
Despite looking like it has accidentally strayed from the Mulsanne straight, the PM580 should be a formidable weapon with which to tackle the 'race to the clouds'. It uses a steel tube frame chassis clothed in a carbon fibre body with active aerodynamics to minimise drag on the straights and maximise it in the corners, and employs a trick four-wheel-drive system with an active differential that can channel up to 100 per cent of the torque to the front wheels.
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