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by Brett Davis

Fresh from the pages of YouTube is this raw, awe-inspiring, rally run up the famous Pikes Peak hill climb. If you’ve got a spare 11 minutes or so, sit back, relax and watch as Pikes Peak master, Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima, takes the 669kW, 3.1-litre, twin-turbo V6 Suzuki SX4 up for a record run.

Monster literally, or physically rather, shaves hay bales, kisses cliff-cut apexes and slots the front wheel inside every corner – he also comes ridiculously close to trusting spectators – as he wrestles the Suzuki up the 19.99km public track.

The car gathers huge momentum in such short bursts between corners too. And just check out those 3000-metre-plus views; the climb goes so high the weather changes.

You can really begin to appreciate just how dedicated those Pikes Peak drivers are through this excellent visual presentation. Just be patient for the really exciting bits.




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