Acura Pikes Peak Lineup Is Out, And There's A Race-prepped Mdx Sport Hybrid

Acura Pikes Peak lineup is out, and there's a race-prepped MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura is coming back to Pikes Peak for the 2019 edition of the hillclimb, and it's bringing four vehicles to attack the mountain. Not the fastest, but perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is a race-prepped 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid. Engineers took the 3.5-liter V6 from the non-hybrid version (Hybrid has a 3.0-liter V6) of the MDX and bored it out to 3.7-liters. It then works together with Acura's three-motor hybrid system for a combined 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Shifting is still done by Acura's 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The extra power is thanks to the larger displacement and special tuning for the engine and electric motors.

Further upgrades to the MDX include a race-tuned active-damper suspension system and a roll cage. Acura says it goes a long way to increase structural rigidity. Additionally, Acura removed most of the vehicle's interior, including every seat but the driver's seat. Piloting the MDX is Jordan Guitar of Acura R&D's chassis development team.

Miura Begins Climb Of S.america's Highest Peak

Miura begins climb of S.America's highest peak

Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura, 86, has begun an attempt to scale Mount Aconcagua, South America's highest peak.

He left base camp in Argentina at about 12:00 UTC on Friday. He is expected to reach the summit around Tuesday if the climb goes smoothly.

Sneak Peek: Playstation Experience 2017

PlayStation.comPlayStation Experience 2017 is just a few days away and you’re in store for something truly special. To back up that claim, we wanted to give you a quick look at some of the incredible experiences and displays that we are furiously building for you right this very minute!

Plants Growing On Miyakejima Peak For 1st Time Since Eruption

Plants growing on Miyakejima peak for 1st time since eruption

Plants are covering the peak of Mount Oyama on Miyakejima island south of Tokyo for the first time since the volcano erupted in July 2000.

"The amount of volcanic gases has significantly declined since last year, likely allowing plants to grow rapidly around the summit," said Hiroyoshi Higuchi, a professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, who has been studying the ecosystem of the island each year since the eruption.

Sony’s Fs5 Is A Peak Performer Behind The Scenes Of True North

Sony’s FS5 is a Peak Performer Behind the Scenes of True NorthThe Workshop’s True North is an inspiring documentary about Sean Swarner, who in 2002 became the first cancer survivor to reach the top of Mount Everest. He’s kept climbing ever since spreading his encouraging message of hope. In a span of five years, the two-time cancer survivor with only one functioning lung scaled the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents.

Altitude Lift For Peak Toyota Off-roader

Altitude Lift For Peak Toyota Off-RoaderToyota's "king off the road", the LandCruiser 200 Series, now offers buyers an additional value-laden option with the introduction of an Altitude special edition.
The Altitude moniker signifies that Toyota has substantially raised equipment levels compared with the GXL turbo-diesel models on which the special edition is based.

2017 Acura Nsx Supercar Will Race At 2016 Pikes Peak

2017 Acura NSX Supercar will race at 2016 Pikes PeakAcura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acura's next-generation NSX: the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and the only supercar made in America.