Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Hillclimb (Photo: Suzuki Motorsport, Monster Racing)

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With nearly 1,000 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged V6 engine, this special Escudo (sold as the Grand Vitara in North America) could easily be the modern day equal to the Group B rally racers. In its numerous outings, this vehicle has not only set, but smashed the Piles Peak International Hill Climb record, and continues to do so today in its most recent iteration. The Escudo has since gained a cult following thanks to the Gran Turismo video game franchise. Pictured is the current Suzuki hill-climb racer.