New Zealander Rhys Millen has won the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, setting a new world record in a race-prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
US-based Millen set a blazing pace to the summit, taking only 9:46.16 to complete the course, which is renowned for its tough corners and steep climbs of over 4300 metres.
Millen says his team made their own performance enhancements to the world-record-setting Genesis Coupe, the same car that set the Time Attack 2WD record in 2011 with Rod Millen, Rhys’s father, at the wheel.
The videos we have of the event is stunning, keep reading to see for yourself, and you can appreciate the pace and skill to get to the top fastest. If you are a fan of the sprint rally class, then you have to see some of these videos, they are great, plus some monster crashes at the end to keep it all real - this is a dangerous sport, not for the faint hearted!
Hyundai Motors New Zealand has announced the arrival of its all-new Veloster Turbo in showrooms, which means that we now have one to see and drive at Bowater Hyundai on Hardy Street. For those in the know, the arrival of the turbo version of this widely praised model is much anticipated as the extra kick of power gives this car a whole different purpose.
Powered by the all-new 1.6-litre turbo engine, the Veloster Turbo delivers 262Nm of torque, an increase of 60 per cent, with maximum power increasing nearly 50 per cent to 150kW. This means that the Veloster Turbo will not only turn heads but it will give you an extra thrill when you put your foot down.
Hyundai New Zealand has launched the new-generation i30; a vehicle the company expects will build on the success of the original model thanks to an all new European design.
Hyundai General Manager Andy Sinclair says the i30 is the company’s best-selling and most awarded model globally and the new-generation i30 really ups the ante against its Europeans rivals.
“The i30 is designed and engineered at Hyundai Motor Europe’s Technical Design Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, and built at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Namyang, South Korea,” he says.
“This car changes the game in value in the small car market. It’s going to be a hit with Kiwis. It really pushes the envelope on design, technology and efficient performance.
The all new Hyundai i30 has arrived at Bowater Hyundai and we would like to invite you to come down and get to know it. This small car represents an entirely new level of sophistication for the compact car market.
This Friday and Saturday we are launching the i30 to Nelson - come down, take a look at this stunning car, and take it for a test drive.
The all new i30 sports some amazing new features that make this little car very unique.
We have found this great video posted by Hyundai Australia as they launch this car to their market.