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.

Yamaha ‘special’ Prepped For Italian Mxgp

Yamaha ‘special’ prepped for Italian MXGPYamaha Factory Racing will mark the company’s vital role and place in the history of off-road motorcycle development by unveiling a dedicatory livery in the classic ‘red/white’ colours for the motocross Grand Prix of Italy at Maggiora this weekend. Works rider Jeremy Van Horebeek – currently third in the MXGP FIM Motocross World Championship with eight consecutive podium finishes – will run the scheme on his YZ450FM; the design is a near replica from that of Andrea Bartolini’s revolutionary 1997 YZM400F prototype that changed the face of motocross.

Sony Has Something Special Prepped For November 12 : International Xperia Z1 Mini Or 6-inch ‘tianchi’

Sony has something special prepped for November 12 : international Xperia Z1 mini or 6-inch ‘Tianchi’Sony Mobile is expected to hold an event on November 12th and while it’s not yet clear what will be announced speculation is already bringing up the official unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z1S, a small sized but fully powered version of its Xperia Z1 smartphone. Other candidates for the limelight are the mysterious Sony Xperia Tianchi, a 6-inch smartphone with a 720p HD display and the first octa-core MediaTek system chip, that should be a very affordable device for emerging markets. Or why not both?

Kawasaki : Mahi Racing Team India Prepped And Ready For Round 2

Kawasaki : Mahi Racing Team India Prepped And Ready For Round 2After a winning start at the first round of the season for Kenan Sofuoglu he joins forces once again with his Mahi Racing Team India team-mate Fabien Foret for round two at Motorland Aragon.

Both riders recently visited New Delhi on a promotional visit with team sponsor Mahi but have returned to Europe to recommence track action at the impressive circuit in northern Spain.