Acura Automobiles: 2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut during Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Posted on 27. Jun, 2016 by in Acura Canada

  • Acura NSX wins a North American racing entrance by some-more than 11 seconds
  • American-built NSX wins Time Attack 2 category during 100th regulating of a Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
  • NSX-inspired Acura 4-Motor EV Concept finishes second in a Electric Modified Class

The recently-launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed feat Sunday in a North American racing foe debut, climbing a 14,115-foot apex of Pikes Peak and clinching initial place in a Time Attack 2 category during a 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a 100th anniversary of a regulating of America’s second oldest race.

The production-based Acura NSX is powered by Acura’s insubordinate three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®), a initial electrified torque vectoring powertrain in a universe of outlandish sports cars. With combined compulsory reserve apparatus for competition, a NSX negotiated a 12.42-mile march in a time of 10:28.820 to win a Time Attack 2 category of a Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Nick Robinson, North American RD group member and operative in assign of a next-generation supercar’s energetic performance, gathering a production-based Acura NSX to victory. Nick is also a reigning PP250 leader from a 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

“I’m impossibly happy to have won a Production Class with a new NSX!” Robinson reported. “The tough work a whole growth group has put into a NSX over a past few years unequivocally paid off.”

Two additional Acura vehicles – a NSX-inspired 4-Motor Acura EV Concept, driven by Tetsuya Yamano, and a mutated 2017 Acura NSX, driven by Nick’s brother, James Robinson – also campaigned in a race. Yamano finished second in a Electric Modified category in a NSX-inspired EV, posting a time of 9:06.015 (79.119 mph), that done him a third fastest on a altogether charts. The Acura EV Concept’s all-electric SH-AWD® powertrain boasts rise outlay 3 times a sum complement outlay of a CR-Z antecedent that ran final year, featuring a world’s initial record that enables four-wheel eccentric torque allocation.

“For a new NSX to win one of a many ancestral and severe races on a world in a North American racing entrance is a good feat for everybody concerned in formulating a American-built supercar,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of a Acura Division. “The opening of NSX in this year’s foe is a covenant to Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA and will offer as a rising pad for destiny racing endeavors.”

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Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an strange proceed to record and pattern that creates a new pushing experience. On Mar 27, 2016, Acura distinguished a 30th anniversary of a launch as a initial oppulance nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup facilities 5 particular models – a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. This spring, Acura launched a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. The NSX is built in Marysville, Ohio regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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