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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

STILLEN GT-R To Compete at Spectre 341 Hillclimb


This event is held on a closed section of Highway 341 that would normally be opened to the public.  Originally started in the early 70’s this event was pioneered by the local Ferrari clubs.  The event ran until 2002 before being shut down.  2010 marks the re-organization of the event and the new promoter Spectre 341’s involvement.  The course is 5.2 miles long with plenty of high speed long turns and narrow switchbacks.  In barely over 5 miles the event travels 1,200+ feet in elevation!!!  The current record up the hill is three minutes and 10 seconds.  Held be the president of Spectre Performance and his highly modified F40 Ferrari.  Steve Millen and Team STILLEN hope to break that record and perhaps dip under the three minute mark!

To prepare for the event the Team headed out to Spring Mountain Raceway to do a little track testing.  Spring Mountain is a good test area for this event because Highway 341 offers pretty flat, high speed turns, and a few tight twisty areas as well, very similar to a track like Spring Mountain.  The main priorities at Spring Mountain were tire testing, suspension development, and increased boost pressure.  Further development back at the shop consisted of installing GReddy Intercoolers, GReddy Hard Pipes, and a GReddy Cold Air Intake.

This weekend the Nissan GT-R from STILLEN will be competing in the Spectre 341 hillclimb in Virginia City, Nevada. This is the first annual event sponsored by Spectre, but it has been raced in the past by Ferrari clubs.

The course is 5.2 miles long, and the record time is 3:10 by a modified Ferrari F40 in 2002.   The STILLEN GT-R hopes to go quicker than 3 minutes.

Source: STILLEN blog

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