Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Pikes Peak Toyota Tacoma

This is a Toyota Tacoma in name only. The 2.1-litre engine produces 1,000hp, and it'll get to 60mph in 1.6 seconds, and 125mph in 4.9. Built by Rod Millen in 1998, it won the Pikes Peak Unlimited class in '98 and '99. I'm proud to say I was in the crowd in the following video, cheering him on at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in 2007.

Just look how hard it is to drive, darting from side to side under acceleration, squirming under braking... imagine driving it up the hellishly perilous Pikes Peak. Rod Millen has balls of steel.

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