Paul Dallenbach to Pilot Hyundai Genesis Time Attack Coupe at Pikes Peak
Veteran Pikes Peak driver Paul Dallenbach will drive the record-setting Genesis Coupe for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Dallenbach will be competing in the Time Attack 2WD class that Rhys Millen piloted to a new all-time world record last year. Dallenbach is no stranger to the Hill Climb having notched six class wins and three overall wins. The Korean automaker and Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) will be fielding two cars this year with Millen piloting a new, unlimited class purpose-built race car to defend his world record of 9:46.164.
The Unlimited class racer will use major powertrain components from Hyundai, including an engine from the automaker’s Lambda engine family. Expected to produce over 900 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, RMR is ready to set a new record with its ultra-lightweight, purpose-built race car.
“With Dallenbach joining the Hyundai/RMR effort at Pikes this year, we’ve formed a formidable team that will be thrilling for fans around the world to watch,” said Rhys Millen, owner and driver of Rhys Millen Racing. “With race-proven Hyundai core powertrain components powering both of our hill climb racers, it demonstrates how confident we are in the performance and durability of Hyundai engineering.”
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