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HYUNDAI WINS PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB

 HYUNDAI WINS PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB
 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor


America announces the victory of its Scoupe Turbo in the 1992 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on July 4.
 The annual Pikes Peak "Race to the Clouds" is America's second oldest race, and one of the world's most exciting hill climb events.
 The victory marks Hyundai's first involvement in American motorsports, and underscores the tremendous performance of the first- ever Hyundai designed engine.
 The Scoupe Turbo competed in the High Performance Showroom Stock Two-Wheel Drive class, which included two Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbos, a Chevrolet Camaro V-8 and a supercharged Volkswagen Corrado.
 "The Scoupe Turbo is a great all-around performer," says veteran racer Rod Millen. "It has the best balance of power and nimble handling for the demanding Pikes Peak course. I was confident we would win in spite of hefty competition."
 During qualifying, the Scoupe Turbo posted faster times than entries in both the Two-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive class, which included a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Twin Turbo and four Eagle Talon Turbos.
 The Scoupe Turbo victory comes one year after Hyundai's first involvement in international auto racing. Overseas, Hyundai vehicles have earned victories in such prestigious races as the Australian Rally Championship and the New South Wales Rally Championship.
 The 1993 Scoupe Turbo is Hyundai's latest entry in the North American market, scheduled to appear in showrooms in October.
 ESPN plans to air coverage of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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 /CONTACT: Debbie Douglas of Hyundai, 714-965-3856/ CO: Hyundai Motor America ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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