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.

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.

Honda Jeff Tigert Wins Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Honda Jeff Tigert Wins Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbParticipating in a Honda-organized collaborative two- and four-wheel internal racing program at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, American Honda media coordinator Jeff Tigert was victorious in the Heavyweight motorcycle division while posting the fastest time among all motorcycle entrants. Having set the Lightweight course record in 2013 aboard a Honda CRF450R, Tigert returned this year with a Honda CBR1000RR, and his performance was nothing less than dominant.

Lexus Rc F Finishes Third In Pikes Peak Hill Climb Time Attack

Lexus RC F Finishes Third in Pikes Peak Hill Climb Time AttackJustin Bell and the Lexus RC F GT concept finished third in the Time Attack 1 class at this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The race had its fair share of drama, with wild weather preventing some racers from completing their runs. This worked out well for the Lexus team, as calculated times bumped them from fifth to third place.

Honda Cr-z With All-electric Awd Drivetrain To Race Up Pikes Peak

Honda CR-Z with all-electric AWD drivetrain to race up Pikes PeakSix Honda and Acura cars will race in this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, including an all-electric version of the Honda CR-Z.
According to Honda, the heavily modified and bewinged CR-Z is an all-electric vehicle equipped with the company’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (PAWS) systems.

Acura Nsx Is This Year's Pikes Peak Pace Car

Acura NSX is this year's Pikes Peak pace carThe next-generation Acura NSX supercar will serve as the official pace car in the 93rd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. With a custom racing-inspired livery, the twin-turbo charged NSX pace car will lead the field of 140 entrants to the top of the 14,110-foot Colorado mountain.

Honda Taking Lmp2 Race Car To 2015 Pikes Peak

Honda Taking LMP2 Race Car to 2015 Pikes PeakHonda will compete in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with an LMP2 race car.
The new Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b debuted earlier this year at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and will be driven by Verizon IndyCar Series race winner and former Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson at the 2015 Pikes Peak event.