• Jun 18, 2010
Rhys Millen's Red Bull Hyundai Genesis PM580 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Recently, we had the chance to hang out with Rhys Millen and get up close and personal with the Hyundai Genesis PM580 racer that he'll be driving in this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. It's a mean machine, and comparisons to a real-life Batmobile are certainly not out of the question, but the one thing that text and photos cannot describe is the roaring sound produced by the 775-horsepower, 4.1-liter turbocharged V6 powerplant. It's like a bunch of angry hornets.

Follow the jump
to watch Rhys piloting the PM580 around a test course, and turn up the volume to hear what this bad boy will sound like as it goes racing up Pikes Peak next week. Scroll through the attached gallery to see gorgeous high-res shots of the race car, as well.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Hyundai via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad, sounds like a rally car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is a wild ride, I love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn, that thing is awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see this thing run.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ Tourian

      Actually, the previous and current records for the overall open class ARE held by a purpose built Toyota and a purpose built Suzuki that BOTH companies made an effort with to resemble the production model. So I suppose the answer you are looking for is yes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's like a ghetto LMP
      • 4 Years Ago
      I noticed in the engine compartment all the screws have daps of yellow paint on them. Is that to see if any of the screws loosened via a visual inspection?
        • 4 Years Ago
        That, and to mark the fastener as tightened to spec. Kind of like a pre-launch checklist if you will.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW! In the video, the car really looks like quite a handful to drive, but then 750hp and 750 lb-ft in a 1900 lb race car would be scary-fast!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now imagine a F1 car. Now that gives me an idea...
      • 4 Years Ago
      zondaR
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks exactly like a Hyundai!
      • 4 Years Ago
      VUVUZELA!!!!!!!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
      • 4 Years Ago
      Incredible sounding race car - looking forward to watching the hill climb!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Speaking of watching it. Who is covering the race? I've never seen it televised. :( Is my best bet youtube?
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