Right- or left-hand drive doesn't make much sense at a hill-climb, so Monster sits dead centre in the car
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.