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In Detail: Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak EV

Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima has had an action-packed 62 years of life. He has been a hillclimb and rally racer, a rally team manager, and a tuning shop owner. But he is best known for his 2011 Pikes Peak run where he shattered a world record, and the 10-minute barrier, in his own Monster Sport Suzuki SX4.

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Monster Tajima ready to tackle Pikes Peak in an all-electric prototype

This year, Pikes Peak will once again be crawling with electric vehicles. Mitsubishi will be there with its i-MiEV-based racer and the Pikes Peak EV Challenge Committee has just announced it will bring a new all-electric car to scale the 14,110-foot height in Colorado this July.

Video: Monster Tajima's Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak run

"Monster" Tajima's Pikes Peak assault – Click above to watch video after the jump

Pikes Peak 2010: Tajima fastest man on the mountain, but ten minute mark remains unbroken

2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Click above for high-res image gallery

Pikes Peak 2010: Tajima dominates third practice session, sets qualifying record

2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Practice Day 3 and Qualifying - Click above for high-res image gallery

Pikes Peak 2010: Second day of practice is in the books

2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Practice Day 2 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Monster Tajima won't be letting Millen go unchallenged at Pikes Peak

Monster Tajima and his Suzuki SX4 hill-climb special – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rhys Millen sets 2WD Time Attack class record at Pikes Peak

Rhys Millen's Hyundai Genesis Coupe at Pikes Peak - Click above for high-res image gallery