Friday, May 27, 2011

840HP Dacia Duster Ready for Pike's Peak...

In what should be an epic event, Renault's bargain brand, Dacia is bringing a specially tricked out Duster (crossover/SUV not available in the US) to the Pike's Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th.

The current record stands at 10:01.41 set in 2007 by Nobuhiro Tajima and his Suzuki hillclimb special.

This Dacia may push that record though I have my doubts--not about the power or anything--the GT-R based engine should be plenty strong...its the lack of history with this platform that I would anticipate having typical teething problems and keep the Duster from the record book.  Tajima will be back with his Suzuki so it will be no walkover for the Duster even to win its class and could potentially set the new record only to have Tajima set one of his own.

Here we have pictures of the Dacia Duster Hillclimb special (officially dubbed "No Limit") getting ready for the event and a brief update on its recent official reveal.

Dacia "No Limit" Duster Revealed...

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