• Jun 23, 2007
The organizers of this year's Pike's Peak Hill Climb have added a new Time Attack class to the event, and one of our personal heroes is returning to beat the mountain into submission.

Rhys Millen, the pilot of the 550 HP Pontiac Solstice GXP drift car, Pike's Peak veteran, renowned rally racer and all-around driving deity, will be flogging his heavily modified sideways sidewinder up the hill during the Time Attack's inaugural run.

The Solstice itself will remain relatively unmodified for the event, keeping the same suspension setup, but tweaking the ECU to cope with the elevation changes and its affect on the air/fuel ratio.

There's too much good stuff to summarize here, so we'd encourage you to click the 'Read' link below for all the details, including several choice insights from Millen.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      isn't this guy who gave a winning trophy to hyundai about 12 years ago with hyundai's scoope turbo 1.5 at the same place by beating couple of 300z turbos & z28 cameros? with that car, i think he has a good chance of winning, but rwd would be bad for pike.

      speaking of evo, evo is a nice car, but it might not be as good as some of us think it would to own one because the cost of ownership besides the original cost of the car. the OEM tire costed me over 350usd PER tire to install & didn't last even 12000miles & i don't consider myself as an aggressive driver.

      if you do more than commuting driving, you can say good bye to most of warrnty because of no abusive driving policy; mine was gone after driving 3 laps at the local track

      for solstice, i haven't tried turbo model, but 2.4l engine provided enough power to enjoy the ride; however, solstice wasn't really as refined as s2000 or even current model of miata, but it is still a fun to drive car for less & looks better than my evo mr 2005
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh... maybe it ended? The point is that he's a pro and can decide what he wants and doesn't want.

      Mitsubishi doesn't make any RWD cars except for the AWD Evolution, but it probably wouldn't look too good for the company to hack that into a RWD drift machine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah, why would u attack pike's peak with an awd car, rwd's where it's at! I'm sure he'll have no problem posting a phenomenal time, far better then anything older cars have posted... like say Walter Röhrl and his crap box awd audi 22 years ago! It's 2007 and rwd! Great things are all I anticipate!