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See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby zaxrex » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:18 pm

For the Oh Sh!7 moment, pay attention around the 8:00 mark, things get interesting.

9:51:58 is the new time to beat, but since the whole road is scheduled to be paved, this record will probably stand forever as partial gravel course.

Raod and Track wrote:Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, the Japanese elevation expert finally shattered the 10-minute mark with a 9:51:58 run this past weekend, taking home his sixth consecutive overall win at the 89th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The effort was made possible thanks to a heavily modified 2011 Monster Sport (Suzuki) SX4 Hill Climb Special making 910 bhp out of its highly tuned, twin-turbo 3100cc V-6.
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby complacent » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:15 pm

this is why he's a six-time champ. wow. :dropgob:
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby zaxrex » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:16 pm

From an observer
Jalopnik member, DrunkenMessiah wrote:The most amazing thing about this run? Tajima DESTROYED the car!

Seriously; when it got to the top of the hill fluid was gushing from the radiators. The motor and turbos where cooked, ruined. Tajima said that the car started overheating two miles into the 12 mile run. 9:51 is pretty much the fastest time that car could possibly have gone. It was physically incapable of giving up any additional performance. The Monster was totally in the zone, driving 11/10s the whole way up. He was so far beyond the limit it was just mesmerizing to witness first-hand. He went around the three corners that make up The Sump (where this pic was taken) as if it was one continuous bend. From start to finish he was on it the whole time. I heard from people at the starting point that it was the hardest launch any of them had ever witnessed; he exploded off the line and did not slow up for a nanosecond. By the time he was a couple hundred yards into the race he was already four seconds ahead of Rhys Millen.

Fucking unbelievable. I felt so privileged to see it; and on my very first experience as an in-the-flesh PPIHC spectator to boot. Just too cool!
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby PGT » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:38 pm

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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby zaxrex » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:56 pm

Heh, if it really was his cam, then why was the video yanked by someone else?
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby HappyIdiot » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:50 pm



Official GoPro video from his Pikes Peak climb with cameras in every nook and cranny.
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby complacent » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:41 pm

there are some seriously cool toys in that vid.

how many props did that copter have? six? i loved the top-down perspective.

the bee shot was pretty amazing too.
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Re: See Pikes Peak faster than ever before

Postby Mr Kleen » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:44 am

Great video, especially the bee shot. I wonder how many GB of video they captured with all those cameras? :lol:
I also wonder how the audio was captured. I love my GoPro but the audio quality isn't quite what I had hoped.


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