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Ten-minute mark remains untouched as Monster Tajima wins Pikes Peak with 870hp Suzuki SX4

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Jul 20th, 2009 at 7:26PM

They came. They saw. They were conquered. That pretty much sums up a thrilling Pikes Peak International Hillclimb for 2009 as Suzuki's legendary Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima took overall victory yet again, fending off a formidable paddock of rivals, while difficult weather conditions dictated that the mythical ten-minute mark – as well as Monster's own 10:15 personal best – remained untouched.This year the Suzuki team replaced its existing XL7-bodied challenger in with a purpose-built SX4 packing a 2.7-liter V6 with a massive 873 horsepower on tap. But among those eager to strip... Read More

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