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Cox Mo­tor­sport has just re­leased its re­cently re­fur­bished hill-climb car at the V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als, which will be pi­loted by Sloan Cox. The full car­bon-bod­ied / chro­moly chas­sis Mit­subishi hill-climb car was orig­i­nally built by An­drew Hawkeswood to take on Pikes Peak. It was fea­tured in Is­sue No. 128 of NZPC, and still re­tains the 600kW ATW 4G63. The old dog box was re­placed with a Hollinger six-speed se­quen­tial, and the cen­tre dif­fer­en­tial made way for a lower-ra­tio unit to com­pen­sate for the larger 18-inch tyres they will run to get the power to loose gravel.

Af­ter pur­chas­ing the Evo from John Ro­gan, Sloan im­me­di­ately com­mit­ted to com­pet­ing in the High­lands Race to the Sky event be­ing held April 17–19, as he has al­ways wanted to take the ti­tle, but has never had the chance. Sloan has been get­ting some seat time in the Evo re­cently at Man­feild, where they’ve tested some of their lat­est up­grades. Be­fore com­pet­ing in Race to the Sky, Sloan men­tioned the en­gine, turbo and man­i­fold will be re­placed in the hunt for more power and re­li­a­bil­ity, both of which are needed to have a chance at tak­ing down Mon­ster Ta­jima. Norm Soo, one of the orig­i­nal me­chan­ics and fab­ri­ca­tors on the project for An­drew Hawkeswood, will be called in be­fore the big event to fine tune the sus­pen­sion set-up, to give Sloan his best chance at tak­ing the ti­tle.

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