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Old 04-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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First Look at Millen's RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580
Colorado Springs, April 15, 2010----Pikes Peak International Hill Climb fans got the good news last weekt that the veteran Rhys Millen will go all-out to smash the ten-minute barrier in a new, never-before-seen race car, the 2010 RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 in his“Operation Record Retrieval.” Today, they get a first peek at the sleek new machine he will drive during the 88th Race To The Clouds on June 27 in Colorado Springs.

Millen, a 17-year veteran on the Hill, set a world record on the Hill last year in winning the Time Attack 2WD division in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The Red Bull driver set the new world mark of 12:09.397 last summer in the Time Attack event on the 156-turn mountain course, beating his own personal best by 22 seconds, coming home 1:23 ahead of the next fastest car in his division. He is shifting to the high-profile Unlimited Division this year along with another PPIHC veteran Paul Dallenbach, and taking on four-time champ Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, who returns in his 885-horsepower AWD Suzuki.

“We are building a car for today’s road,” said Millen “The car will have a sleek aerodynamic body, the grip of Toyo Proxy tires and the power and durability of a Hyundai engine. This is the package I need to break the record.”

Here’s today’s Official Press Release:
In the world of racing, Unlimited, means "Anything Goes." Unlike other forms of motorsport (NASCAR, Indy Car, F1, etc.) the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited Class gives teams the freedom to create any kind of race car they want to conquer the mountain without restrictions on tires, weight and horsepower. Teams can make their cars as light as possible, with an unlimited amount of horsepower and with whatever braking, drivetrain or suspension package they desire.

With this in mind, Rhys Millen Racing is fabricating a modern Le Mans style car with a target weight of 1,850 pounds powered by a 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda turbocharged V6 engine. The team feels to have a competitive power-to-weight ratio, the car will need to produce 675 horsepower. Current engine testing shows the engine is capable of producing 750 horsepower, which is more than needed to tackle the mountain.

The car will feature a carbon fiber aerodynamic body with an active rear wing. The wing will create less drag in the straight-aways and more stability in cornering and braking. Active wings are outlawed in other forms of racing.

"We are building a car for today's road," said Millen "The car will have a sleek aerodynamic body, the grip of Toyo Proxy tires and the power and durability of a Hyundai engine. This is the package I need to break the record."

The RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 will use an active center differential. This differential will allow a 10 to 100 percent torque split to the front wheels. This is important because the course changes from asphalt to dirt multiple times and allows the Genesis PM580 to have more than one set up on the 12.42-mile course. The car will be ideal on the mixed surface at Pikes Peak. The Genesis PM580 address a fundamental reason on perhaps why the 10-minute record has not fallen. Most race cars do not work well on both dirt and asphalt.



SPECIFICATIONS
Chromoly frame and roll cage
Two Quaife differentials
Weismann semi-automatic AWD transmission
Tilton Racing clutch
3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine stroked to 4.1-liters
HKS T04Z turbocharger
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Custom RMR stainless exhaust manifolds
Carbon fiber Brembo brakes and pads
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RMR customer carbon fiber body with front and rear diffusers
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:10 PM   #2
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wow. wasnt expecting a hillclimb car to look like that
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Cool. But what the hell are Toyo Proxy tires, and why are they only on the rear?
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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hahah that looks like a le mans proto type car.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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I just saw this over at the RMR shop today. From what was described to me the active differential setup on this car is going to be sick.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #7
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I just saw this over at the RMR shop today. From what was described to me the active differential setup on this car is going to be sick.
Wait, you saw the car?
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:20 PM   #8
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yeah, i was over at the shop yesterday. It's still in various stages of completion but the frame and various carbon body panels on the car looked sick. They are using a lot of parts/technology from off road racing and it should be interesting to see how it will be adapted for pikes peak.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:26 PM   #9
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yeah, i was over at the shop yesterday. It's still in various stages of completion but the frame and various carbon body panels on the car looked sick. They are using a lot of parts/technology from off road racing and it should be interesting to see how it will be adapted for pikes peak.
how close is the real car design to that picture? I can't wait to see him drive it up the peak.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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he had no livery on it yet; just had the frame and some dry carbon panels on it. the bonnet was off the car but cockpit/roof was completed. You can tell that it's very close if not identical to the rendering. pretty menacing looking; very similar to the peugeot lemans car.

That active diff is going to be very trick; supposedly they will be able to manually adjust the torque transfer and have it come on gradually during cornering.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #11
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I like the sound of the active wing. could really help on the fast sections.
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Wanna grab some better pictures for us, please?
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so he's building a le mans-type car for hill climb?
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #14
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so he's building a le mans-type car for hill climb?
yep. in 2 years the entire road will be paved, so that type of car will do very well.
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yep. in 2 years the entire road will be paved, so that type of car will do very well.
interesting, i didn't know that. now what he's building makes perfect sense.

what's the reasoning behind paving the road? i've been to CO so many times and i have yet to see pikes peak with my own eyes and i even had subarus to drive :sadderbanana:
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The reasoning is a lost lawsuit the dirt road was clogging streams and runnoff areas, thus killing something. bunch of BS if you ask me.

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Old 05-11-2010, 03:24 PM   #17
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Colorado Springs, April 25, 2010----Last week it was Rhys Millen’s announcement about his sleek new 2010 RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 for “Operation Record Retrieval” on June 27 for the 88th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that drew headlines across the world’s motor sport family.
"We are building a car for today's road," said Millen "The car will have a sleek aerodynamic body, the grip of Toyo Proxy tires and the power and durability of a Hyundai engine. This is the package I need to break the record."
It did not take long for Unlimited Division defending champion Nobuhiro Tajima and his team to answer that challenge to the Japanese driver’s string of titles in the nation’s second-oldest motor sport race behind the Indianapolis 500.
Tajima, the crack Japanese driver who holds the course record of 10:01.408 (2007), defeated a world-class field last summer in 10:15.368 that included a trio of European rally car champions paced by Ford Rallycross Fiesta drivers Marcus Gronholm and Andreas Eriksson. It was his fourth straight Unlimited title.
Now, at the “Mega Web” - TOYOTA Motor Corporation's theme park facility in Odaiba, Tokyo, the “Monster Machine” has been trotted out to preview the 19th return of Tajima and his new weapon of choice for the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge.

The race car for 2010 is the Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special. Based upon a Low drag and High down force concept developed for the 2009 event and following exhaustive tests in the Monster Sport (Japan) wind tunnel facility, the 2010 race car has undergone extensive aerodynamic changes to adapt better to the further modified road surface which now consists of more smooth tarmac and less gravel than was present in 2009.
Monster Sport has also further developed the 3100cc Twin Turbo Monster Special V6 powerplant, now boasting 910 hp and 90.5 kg-m of torque in an 1100 kg body able to accelerate easily to speeds above 200 km/h in a matter of seconds.
The official team name will again be “Team Monster with BC”, the ‘BC’ standing for Japans top selling “BEST CAR” magazine, technically supported by highly experienced World Championship level engineers and technicians from both Monster Sport Japan and Australia and also with valuable tire technology and support from FALKEN Tires USA.
After extensive local testing and development in Japan, the car and team will move to Colorado Springs in mid-June and following three days of sectional practice and qualifying on the Hill Climb course, will be ready to the record on race day.
Also lining up against Millen and Tajima is the experienced Paul Dallenbach (Basalt, CO), who will sit behind the wheel of his 1999 Chevrolet. Dallenbach, one of the most decorated drivers in the event’s history, won the Open Wheel division last year and is a three-time Overall Champion and five-time Division Winner. This will mark his 15th appearance in the event.
The 2010 event should continue the excitement and heated competition that marked last summer’s chase that attracted 163 racers in 17 classes who attacked the 12.42 mile course with 156 turns to the 14,110-foot summit. The popular Fan Fest, presented by Budweiser, which attracted almost 35,000 fans to downtown Colorado Springs to meet the drivers and racers, see their cars, trucks and motorcycles, and enjoy music, food and special events, is set for Friday, June 25, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.
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Is the chassis a one-off, or is it based on something like a Riley or Crawford DP chassis? It looks like a modified Grand-Am DP car, to be honest.
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These pics are several weeks old. Some much older just to show the build.













More pics and details here:
http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...-the-skin.html

I have my $ on Monster.
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at what point does it stop being a Genesis and start being a different car?
I don't get it.
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that thing is tiny.
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at what point does it stop being a Genesis and start being a different car?
I don't get it.
If hyundai stops paying the bills, its no longer a genesis.


same goes for Monsters car.

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Looks to me like they are building the Batmobile.
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