Wednesday, June 1, 2011

850 Hp GT-R Powered Dacia Duster to compete in Pikes Peak This Month



As if the Pikes Peak Hill Climb wasn't already exciting enough, this year, besides Rhys Millen and Tagima "Monster" coming back to try to claim the first under 10 minutes time in the unlimited class, Dacia yes Dacia joins the game with a 850 hp monster. Despite its modest look and even if the car carries the Dacia brand name which doesn't really have motorsport heritage, things are much more interesting when it comes to what is lying under its skin.

The unlimited class monster is designed by Tork Engineering under the assistance of Renault Sport Technologies. It sits on a tibular chassis and the really best part: it is powered by an engine based on the 3.8-liter V6 coming from the almighty Nissan GT-R. The V6 now develops nearly 850 Hp which means it is even more powerful than Rhys Millen's unlimited class Genesis PM580 and nearly as powerful as Tagima's Suzuki SX4 rally car. Well that should lead us to a very exciting battle! Don't miss the race to the clouds on June 26th. For more information about this epic race, you should check out this link.



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