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Video: Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ at Pikes Peak

Dacia has released a nice video of the Dacia Duster ‘No Limit’ Pikes Peak race car onto YouTube. The car was used in the recent 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event a couple of weeks ago.

(image courtesy of Greek Renault News)

The car is powered by a Nissan R35 GT-R-derived engine that has been pumped full of steroids. In essence it’s a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 churning out 634kW and 900Nm. The engine was then retrofitted into a Dacia Duster SUV lookalike and kitted out with a full racing aero kit.

The Dacia (an entry-level price range company owned by Nissan/Renault) came third at the famous Race to the Clouds hill climb, driven by Jean-Philippe Dayraut, posting a time of 10:17.7.

Have a look at the video below for a nice representation of the event.

For the full results of the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, simply click here.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.