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Old 04-20-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Think your car is a bit twitchy?

It's not. 1000 HP geared to top out at 132 mph.

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Dude! When I realized that was a truck. ahaha. But man this is badass. Reminds me of Group B rally...
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Gawt Damn, but one question...what exactly makes that a Toyota Tacoma?
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Probably the engine and the body. I mean it has a flatbed.

Edit: Man it's Rod Millen it that bitch!

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Thats nice
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thats nice
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is that thing running diesel?
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http://jalopnik.com/5520353/this-has...drive-car-ever
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The "truck" was built and driven by New Zealander Rod Millen (Rhys's dad) for the 1998 Pikes Peak Hillclimb. The vehicle has nothing in common with the Tacoma and is, in fact, built on a chrome-molly tubular space frame chassis covered in a carbon fiber body. Power is generated by a 2.1-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled engine pumping out something in the neighborhood of 1,000 HP. It can hit 125 MPH in 4.9 seconds. With this "truck" Millen won the Pikes Peak Unlimited class in both 1998 and 1999.


This video shows Millen driving the vehicle at the 2007 Goodwood Festival of speed, a non-competitive rolling showcase of rare racecars, not a full-on hillclimb. Keep that in mind as Millen tries furiously to keep the damn thing on the track, which he manages, we're guessing, for 75% of the climb. God, what a bastard of an automobile
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is that thing running diesel?
"Millen's Tacoma was built on a chromoly tubular space frame chassis, which was then wrapped in carbon fiber. Power is derived from the aforementioned 2.1-liter 3S-GTE four cylinder that is both turbocharged and intercooled and is said to produce more than 1,000hp."

I thought so too but I guess not.
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running the 5th injector to keep it rich...
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Could be caused by copious amounts of methanol. JayL's car spits a ******* INSANE amount of black smoke when his meth injection kicks in.
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running the 5th injector to keep it rich...
Well it did say that the car was intercooled, and never forget: 5th injectors = intercooler.
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Wow, how he managed to control that thing is unreal. His rear slides more than a funny car.
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running the 5th injector to keep it rich...
lol and to lower those EGT's
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Crazy!!! I love how he almost rear-ends the Land Rover at the end. Haha!
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^water injection
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dont forget about the turbo lag, he would be getting a better HP curve if he had an S/C
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I would have been scared if I was in that Rover
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The Powercard is strong with this one.
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If you had one -car- with which to give your mother in law a quick ride around the block in to FOREVER shut her up, this would be it.
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