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    Suzuki Sport Grand Vitara Hill Climb Special

    Suzuki Grand Vitara & Monster Tajima
    becomes Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Overall Winner!


    On July 1st, 2006, Colorado Springs, CO U.S.A., 84th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was held and "Monster" Tajima who drives Suzuki Grand Vitara Hill Climb Special has achieved overall win in this 90h anniversary event!

    From the test, the car was performing very well. He has marked top time on both practice days on top section and bottom section.

    Final day has started. But then a big threat has occurred. After the motorcycle division, the clouds came out, became black, and people wondered what happened. The start line was very fine weather. Suddenly, the snow started to fall on top section. Then after a while, popcorn size hail started to fall. The race was discontinued several times due to the danger of the condition. And finally it came to a conclusion that the race distance will be shortened 2/3, up to the 16 miles post.

    It was pity that the course was shortened, but Tajima started off with full attack. The split time was faster than what record holder Rod Millen has. When Tajima crossed the finish line, there was a shout from the announcing. Tajima crossed the Devil's Playground's finish line in top time. He was 44 seconds faster than 2nd place W. Dallenbach, which was 7 min. 38 sec. Tajima became overall winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 90th anniversary event.



    2006 Suzuki Sport Grand Vitara Hill Climb Special
    Specification

    Body
    Base model Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Frame Steel space frame
    Cowl Carbon and Kevlar composite
    Front wing & Rear wing Carbon and Kevlar composite
    Aerodynamics
    Front: Under wing
    Rear: Diffuser + 3 wings
    Engine
    Model H27A
    Type Liquid cooled V6 4 valves DOHC + 2 turbo, dry sump
    Bore x stroke 88.0×75.0mm
    Capacity 2736cc
    Maximum horsepower(Net) 940ps/8400r.p.m(Sea level)
    Maximum torque 91.0kg‐m/6280r.p.m(Sea level)
    Power train
    Gearbox Sequential 6-speed
    Differential Front/Rear: Hydraulic Controlled ,Center: Mechanical multi plate
    Clutch Triple plate direct release
    Suspension
    Type Front/Rear: Double wishbone
    Brake
    Disc Front: φ370mm ventilated / Rear: φ350mm ventilated
    Caliper Front: 8 pot / Rear: 4 pot
    Tire&Wheel
    Tire Front/Rear: 285/60R18 FALKEN S/TZ04
    Wheel Front/Rear: 18 x 11J
    Dimensions *without front and rear wing
    Length 5300mm
    Width 1960mm
    Height 1500mm
    Wheelbase 2818mm
    Tread Front: 1620mm / Rear: 1610mm
    Weight
    Race weight(without driver, fuel) 1030kg
    Start weight 1,125kg
    Weight distribution(with driver) Front: 53 / Rear: 47

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    yesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    a great automobile. does anyone know how much it actually shares with a standard vitara?

    also, when is the pikes peak track going to be fully tarmacced or has that been called off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekthetree
    does anyone know how much it actually shares with a standard vitara?
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the badge and headlights.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the badge and headlights.
    The headlights on this car are a a sticker...
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

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    this car makes me remember the good days of grand turismo 2 when this car came out really powerful!
    In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. -Tony Montana

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    Quote Originally Posted by hec16
    this car makes me remember the good days of grand turismo 2 when this car came out really powerful!
    It was called the Escudo back then and was a total and complete monster. No wonder it's one of the sponsor!
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    Wow...another "ultimate" car for GT5...just another Escudo

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 24, 2007) – Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, driving his modified Suzuki Sport XL7 Hill Climb Special, broke the long-standing overall time record at the 85th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 21. Tajima crossed the Devil's Playground finish line posting a time of 10 minutes, 1.408 seconds, breaking the 1994 record of New Zealand’s Rod Millen by nearly three seconds.

    “I’m excited about the victory and etching Suzuki’s name in the Pikes Peak record books,” said Tajima. “I look forward to challenging Pikes Peak next year with the goal of breaking the 10-minute barrier.”

    Suzuki and Monster Tajima first challenged Pikes Peak in 1988. He first won the Unlimited Division in 1993 driving a Twin Engine Suzuki Cultus. Again in 1995, he drove a Twin Engine Suzuki Escudo to the overall win. Tajima was named overall winner in the 2006 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and this year, from the time the carbon fiber clad, twin-turbocharged, 1,000-horsepower XL7 racecar rolled off the trailer, he was the driver to beat.

    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is called the “Race to the Clouds” and its proud history goes back to 1916. The race starts at an altitude of 9,390 feet above sea level (2,862 meters), and finishes at 14,110 feet above sea level (4,300 meters). The altitude change is 4,593 feet or 1,400 meters. In just 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) the course winds through a total of 156 corners.

    The race is simple; whoever finishes with the fastest time wins. The course is made up of three sections; the high-speed, paved section on the bottom, the technical section in the middle and the barren, gravel road at the top section - located above the tree line. There are no guardrails so there can be no mistakes by the drivers. Just one mistake puts drivers and vehicles off the course and down the cliff.

    The combination of high altitude and low oxygen makes the course tough on both normally aspirated racecars and their normally aspirated drivers. To conquer Pikes Peak, the race vehicles need large wings, good aerodynamic balance and nearly 1,000 horsepower.
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