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Earlier in the month we heard about Dallenbach Racing teaming up with Bank’s Power to bring a 1,300-hp beast to Pikes Peak’s Unlimited Class. Excitement was brewing and it looks like Dallenbach Racing is smart enough to feed our appetite for speed with more teasers showing just how potent their machine is and how ready they are to break the 9-minute mark before anyone else does.
They took their Banks Powered machine to Pikes Peak for two qualifying runs and made sure to include several cameras mounted on the car to send video back to all those who aren’t fortunate enough to witness it in person. And of course the 1,307-hp machine is everything we imagined as it uses its twin-turbo power to soar up the infamous hill.
It’s probably been a while since this much excitement was churning out for Pikes Peak’s Hill Climb. We’ll be sure to follow-up on the results and hopefully it won’t be disappointing.
Check out a video of the 1,307-hp monster making its qualifying runs.
This year is shaping up to be a good one for the Unlimited class at the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Drivers have been aspiring to break into the 9-minute mark for decades now but it seems like this year may be the year we’ll actually witness it.
Paul Dallenbach campaigned in the Unlimited class last year, with is custom racer sporting 745-hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque. But he wasn’t satisfied and knew he needed a much more potent engine program to compete with the likes of Rhys Millen and Nobuhiro Tajima in hitting the 9-minute mark.
So what did Dallenbach do? They turned to Banks Power and by combining their great minds, a twin-turbocharged effort was spawned which throws down an astonishing 1,307-hp with 1,206 ft-lbs of torque. Now if that doesn’t help Dallenbach power up Pikes Peak, we’re not sure what will.
Now obviously with all that extra power available, he had to do some shakedown runs to get used to the car. And thankfully they were there with video cameras to record it for the world to see.
Will this year finally be the year we’ll see a 9-minute pass up Pikes Peak? We’re keeping our fingers crossed. Check out a video of how fast this bad boy is after the break.