|2011 Monster Sport SX4 Pikes Peak Special|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 6|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Max Power||897 HP|
|Performance Points||670 PP|
|Weight||1,090 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.22 kg (2.7 lb) per horsepower|
The car appears to be the #1, driven by Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, who won the 2011 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
"The car of 'Monster Tajima', a 6-time Pikes Peak winner and first driver to achieve a lap time of under 10 minutes at the event."
Nobuhiro Tajima, a.k.a. 'Monster Tajima', has been participating in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Suzuki machines since 1988, representing Suzuki Sports and as the chief and driver of Team Monster Sports. In 1995 he achieved his first overall win in a Suzuki Escudo with twin engines, and has the incredible history of winning 6 years in a row from 2006 to 2011.
The 2011 machine was a Suzuki SX4, entered in the same unlimited class with no restrictions on modifications as in previous years. The machine covers its steel tube space frame with a carbon-Kevlar-composite cowling, and its truly massive wings provide incredible downforce. Though it has some traces of the SX4 left in its design, its headlights and front grille are only stickers, and is effectively a one-off specialty car.
Mounted amidship in this chassis is a Suzuki H27A 3,071 cc V6-based twin-turbo engine that the team has continued to develop on their own, which produces 897 BHP and 90.5 kgfm of torque. The vehicle weight is 1,090 kg, making its power-to-weight ration just 1.21kg/BHP.
The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is a time trial that starts at an elevation of 2,862 m, driving up a 19.9 km course to an elevation of 4,301 m. The elevation difference is 1,439 m, average incline is 7%, and there are 156 corners. The SX4 driven by Tajima lost some time due to water pump and power steering trouble during the final run, but still managed to pull off an overall victory. Not only that, they broke the 10-minute barrier for the first time in Pikes Peak history, establishing a world record of 9 minutes, 51.278 seconds.
This car can be purchased for 1,600,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.