Rhys Millen

  • BMW M4 CS drifts the 'Ring in a spot for Pennzoil

    Warning: some cones were damaged during the filming of this video. Having access to clear racetrack is a dream that sits high on many a car guy's automotive bucket list. Getting access a wide-open Nürburgring along with the keys to a BMW M4 CS seems like you're aiming a bit too high, especially if you're goal is to drift the car around the track instead of going for time. That's not the case if you're world-class race driver Rhys Millen and you have the backing of Pennzoil. This duo have teamed up once again to produce an amazing video. This one is called, "Escaping the 'Ring." The...

  • Rhys Millen and the eO PP03 at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Rhys Millen Takes Overall 2015 Pikes Peak Victory Under Electric Power: Video

    Sunday saw the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb get underway in nearly perfect conditions, and surprisingly this year the overall winner was an electric car, the eO PP03 from Latvian engineering firm Drive eO. Behind the wheel was rally driver and Pikes Peak regular Rhys Millen, and his time of 9:07.222...

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    Hyundai Previews Pikes Peak Race Car, Preps For Record Defense: Video

    Last year Rhys Millen drove his Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift car, lightly modified for Pikes Peak use to the fastest time up the mountain, ever. This year, the Millen-Hyundai pairing is aiming to repeat the overall win, and defend his overall fastest time to the clouds. This year's car won't be a...

  • Rhys Millen drives the McLaren MP4-12C Spider down Loveland Pass - image: McLaren
    Watch Rhys Millen Drift A McLaren 12C Spider Down An Icy Loveland Pass: Video

    If you’ve ever driven Colorado’s highway 6 across Loveland Pass, you know it can be a bit intimidating in the best of weather. With a maximum elevation of 11,990 feet, the road bears the distinction of being the highest mountain pass in the world to remain open year-round. Though the...

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    Paul Dallenbach To Drive For Rhys Millen Racing At Pikes Peak

    Now that the relationship between Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) and Hyundai is back on track, RMR can get back to the business at hand: building a competitive Unlimited Class racer to set a new record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. When Hyundai announced that it would again...

  • Hyundai's upcoming Unlimited Class Pikes Peak racer - image: Hyundai
    Hyundai Renews Its Ties To Rhys Millen Racing

    In August of last year, Rhys Millen set a new record for a run up the 12.42 mile Pikes Peak Hill Climb course, behind the wheel of his race-prepped Hyundai Genesis Coupe. When he crossed the finish line at the top of the mountain, just 9:46.164 had elapsed. Just over one month later, Millen’s...

  • Hyundai Turbo Veloster Global Rallycross car, available from RMR - image: RMR

    Sometimes, you never see the divorce coming until the kindly-looking lady serves you with papers. Though we don’t know all the behind-the-scenes details, we surmise that’s likely how the four-year marriage between Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing (RMR)ended. Just one month after Rhys Millen drove his specially-prepared Hyundai Genesis Coupe to a new Pikes Peak Hill Climb record of 9:46.164, the Korean automaker unceremoniously announced it was ending its participation in North American motorsports. In the word’s of Hyundai’s Derek Joyce, “We’re in the process...

  • Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Hyundai Pulls Out Of Motorsport Sponsorship In The United States

    Just days after Hyundai Europe confirmed it would return to the World Rally Championship with a highly-modified version of its i20 hatchback, Hyundai Motor America has announced an end to its motorsport programs in North America. Rhys Millen Racing, which has partnered with Hyundai in Formula...

  • Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    The Lost Story Of Pikes Peak 2012: Interview With Rhys Millen

    If you didn't see Pikes Peak rookie (and our friend) Jeremy Foley go flying off the side of the mountain at the Devil's Playground, you probably don't even know what the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is. But even those that saw Foley's incredible crash (and miraculous survival) may have...

  • Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Watch Rhys Millen’s Record-Breaking Pikes Peak Run: Video

    Rhys Millen set a new record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2012 behind the wheel of a 700-horsepower Genesis Coupe.

  • Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Rhys Millen Powers Genesis Coupe To New Pikes Peak Record

    Rhys Millen drove a modified Genesis Coupe to a new record at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

  • Rhys Millen's 2013 Formula Drift Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Rhys Millen Shows Off 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Drift Car

    Hyundai showed up to the Streets of Long Beach with the 2013 Genesis Coupe drift car and driver Rhys "Mad Skilz" Millen and filmed the whole event.

  • Rhys Millen RM500 Hyundai Genesis Coupe at SEMA 2011

    The latest from the Rhys Millen-Hyundai collaboration is a winner: the RM500, a Genesis Coupe with Hyundai's 5.0-liter Tau V-8 under the hood. Aside from being powerful and sporty, the conversion also looks like it came that way from the factory. The Tau V-8 engine in the RM500 isn't rated at a specific output, but it generates up to 429 horsepower in other Hyundai applications, making this an enticing addition to the Genesis Coupe range--even if it's only for show. As Millen himself put it, "The sleek and practical exterior modifications would allow this Genesis Coupe to look good parked in...

  • Rhys Millen testing the Hyundai PM580 for Pikes Peak 2011
    Rhys Millen And Hyundai Prep For Pikes Peak: Video

    Hyundai is making a serious assault on the 10-minute record at Pikes Peak, but there's still a lot of work to be done before the mountain surrenders.

  • Rhys Millen drifting up a Brazilian Mountain in his Red Bull/RMR Genesis Coupe
    Video: Rhys Millen Drifts Red Bull Genesis Coupe Up Brazilian Mountain

    The art of drifting is often mocked as the figure skating of motorsports. While that may be a fair comparison--there are no finish lines, only judges--it still takes an incredible degree of control and skill to pull it off well. Rhys Millen has that skill. This video shows Millen sliding his...

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    Hyundai Announces Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Formula Drift Team

    The past several months have been poor ones for the world of motorsports, with carmakers pulling out of such diverse venues as Formula 1 and rally racing. But Hyundai is bucking the trend today, announcing the launch of its Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Formula Drift team. The team will compete in...

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