29 Apr '13, 6am

Toyota Super 86 by Monster Sport for Pikes Peak

The mental Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak and its master Sébastien Loeb have found a rival in the shape of Monster Sport’s Toyota Super 86, which will also contest in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb ‘s Unlimited Class. The pilot? Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima , the first person to record a sub-10 minute run in the event. The Super 86 reportedly draws its might from a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 that develops 670 hp and 809 Nm of torque. A six-speed sequential ‘box is tasked with managing all that grunt, while a steel space frame and a body made out of a mixture of carbon and Kevlar contribute towards its 1.08 tonne weight. That’s a power-to-weight ratio of 620 hp per tonne; in comparison, its French opponent manages 883 hp per tonne. Still, there’s no telling what’ll happen on June 30, as those of you who are familiar with the demanding conditions of Colorado’s Pikes Peak will...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2013/04/29/toyota-super-86-pikes-peak/

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