Hyundai And Rhys Millen Racing Renew Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorsports Partnership To Defend 2012 World Record

    Hyundai And Rhys Millen Racing Renew Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorsports
                   Partnership To Defend 2012 World Record

2013 Pikes Peak Two-Car Program Focuses on both Unlimited And Time Attack 2WD

Millen to Defend World Record in the Unlimited Class with All-new Dedicated
Rear-drive Racer

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai today announced its
renewed partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) to defend its 2012 world
record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). This years' race to
the internationally-renowned summit is planned for June 30. This year, Hyundai
will expand its presence at Pikes Peak with a two-car effort, with Millen
piloting a new, purpose-built unlimited class rear-drive racecar joined by the
production-based Genesis Coupe that set last years' all-time record to the
peak (9:46.164).



"We're certainly proud to renew our successful partnership with Rhys Millen
Racing to take on the unique challenge of international motorsports known as
Pikes Peak," said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor
America. "Last year's all-time world record, set by Millen in the
production-based Genesis Coupe, was a defining milestone in Hyundai's quest to
build thrilling and durable rear-drive performance vehicles that are as
capable on the road as they are in the rigors of competitive motorsport."

For 2013's effort, Millen will produce and drive an all-new,
ultra-lightweight, purpose-built racecar using major powertrain components
from Hyundai's production-based Lambda engine family. This powertrain is
expected to produce over 900 h.p. and 800 ft. lbs. of torque, while still
making significant use of production components including the block, cylinder
heads, bearings and engine accessories. The racecar chassis will be enveloped
by a Genesis Coupe-like silhouette to compete in the unlimited class. This
no-holds-barred racer will be accompanied by last years' world-record-setting,
production-based Genesis Coupe in the Time Attack 2WD class. The driver of the
Genesis Coupe will be announced at a later date. RMR is a truly unique racing
firm, one of the very few which successfully conceptualizes, fabricates,
tests, tunes, and most importantly, drives its vehicles in motorsports
competition. In fact, the world-record-setting Genesis Coupe is the exact same
production-based coupe that Millen successfully drifted in the Formula Drift
competitive series, a testament to both the extreme durability of Hyundai
engineering as well as the tuning versatility of the RMR team.

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