Toyota Tacoma Pikes Peak
Rod Millen Pikes Peak Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma Pikes Peak can hit 60 MPH in 1.6 seconds thanks to a 1,000 HP 2.1-liter engine.
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.
Toyota Tacoma Pikes Peak scale model available as kit and limited edition ready-made model.