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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TRANSLOGIC 111: Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special [VIDEO]

Translogic head to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado to meet 6-time champion Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima and his Monster Sport E-Runner EV.

On race day, Tajima’s run was on target until the “Horseshoe,” a fast section about one mile into the 12.42-mile course, where the front motor began to overheat and caught on fire.

He said, “I saw smoke coming out from the motor, and I had no choice but to stop the car so it wouldn’t get any worse.” The technical failures were a major disappointment for Tajima, his team, and spectators curious to see if an EV could beat all combustion-engined competitors. Tajima said, “I will be back next year. Watch out for me!”

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