Rhys Millen Wants to Climb Pikes Peak in Under 10 Minutes…With This

Hyundai Genesis PM580 0 Rhys Millen Wants to Climb Pikes Peak in Under 10 Minutes...With This
Rhys Millen will be tackling Pike’s Peak in the unbelievably-modified RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580, set to run in the Unlimited Class. According to Hyundai’s press release, that mean “anything goes”. No rules, no restrictions; just build it however you want to and climb the mountain as quickly as possible.

Hyundai Genesis PM580 33 Rhys Millen Wants to Climb Pikes Peak in Under 10 Minutes...With ThisMillen has created “a modern Le Mans style car”, trying to keep the carbon fiber-bodied car’s weight around 1,850 pounds. Power will come from a turbo’d Hyundai Lambda V6 that’s been stroked to 4.1 liters, routed through a Weismann semi-automatic AWD transmission, and spun through a multi-Quaife differential setup to the 17-inch HRE wheels.

An active center 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.”

Aerodynamically, the car is enhanced with an active rear wing provided by Aeromotions (the same people behind Switzer’s recent R35 monster).

Millen says that according to the targeted weight, output would need to be around 675 horsepower to be competitive. With an engine capable of 750 horsepower (according to testing), he’d better hope those carbon fiber Brembos are good.

Scroll down for the specs so far.

By Phil Alex

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 Bar and plate intercooler

Custom RMR stainless exhaust manifolds

Carbon fiber Brembo brakes and pads

17-inch HRE wheels 275/40 Toyo rear tires

RMR customer carbon fiber body with front and rear diffusers Active wing by Aeromotions

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