More power than an F1 car and no tarmac - what fun!!!!
Swedish rally ace Kenneth Eriksson driving the ex-Possum Bourne WRC Subaru
Third place went to Andrew Hawkeswood in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 which also earned him the Possum Bourne Memorial Trophy awarded to the fastest New Zealand competitor.
The quad bike title went to Ian Ffitch's Suzuki GSXR1100. Ffitch Racing built the frame for the 175bhp, 240 kilogram, 230kmh quad which was sixth overall with a time of 8.41.36. Brett Roberts Mechanicals tunes the engine and the wings are by 2 Way Industr
With Tajima and a tank of gas, the Suzuki weighs 1020 kilograms - that's just under one horsepower per kilogram
2736cc, Liquid cooled, V6, 24 valves, twin turbo - 1000 horses
“King of the Mountain” for the sixth time
King of the Mountain for the sixth time
Right- or left-hand drive doesn't make much sense at a hill-climb, so Monster sits dead centre in the car
Check the size of that front spoiler
Even the rear bodywork has been aerodynamically reshaped in the hope of gaining extra traction
The official specification sheet part 1
The official specification sheet part 2
Updated April 1 2005 When Japan’s Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima crossed the finish line of New Zealand’s annual ‘Race to the Sky’ hillclimb last Sunday, it was his sixth “King of the Mountain” crown in the fabled event. Monster’s Suzuki Escudo is almost as legendary as he is, producing 981 bhp at 8100 rpm and 95kg-m of torque at 6500 rpm from the twin-turbo 2.7 litre V6. The most amazing thing though, is the space-frame car with carbon fibre and Kevlar bodywork. Monster’s Monster weighs just 1020kg fueled up with Nobuhiro strapped in.
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