Acura Automobiles: 2017 Acura NSX Supercar to Make the North American Racing Debut during 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Posted on 09. Jun, 2016 by in Acura Canada

  • Two Acura NSX supercars and a new NSX-inspired, all-electric 4-motor SH-AWD Concept will contest in a 100th anniversary of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb  
  • Acura NSX, MDX and TLX will offer as central gait cars

Acura will margin a span of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in a 100th Anniversary of a using of a Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Jun 26, imprinting a North American racing entrance of Acura’s next-generation NSX: a apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and a usually supercar done in America.

The twin Acura NSX supercars will contest in a Time Attack 1 and 2 classes and will be piloted by brothers James and Nick Robinson, respectively, both from a company’s North American engineering team. In addition, Acura will debate an NSX-inspired antecedent automobile in a Electric Modified Class, featuring a serve expansion of a initial all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won final year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.  

“Pikes Peak is like no other foe in a universe and offers a singular event to showcase a energy and opening of a products,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of a Acura Division. “We are vehement for this year’s ‘Race to a Clouds’ to exam a continuation and engineering of a Acura NSX and a modernized powertrain technologies – as good as an countenance of a racing spirit.”

A organisation of North American RD engineers has been operative on both NSX entries, that underline a same three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) as a prolongation NSX. This powertrain facilities a twin-turbo V6 engine corresponding to a 9-speed twin purchase delivery and Rear Direct Drive Motor, and a front Twin Motor Unit with a world’s initial electrically powered torque vectoring capability in a supercar realm. Modifications to a NSX competing in a Time Attack 1 category enclosed framework lightening and a tradition high-flow racing exhaust.

The NSX competing in a Time Attack 2 category is a prolongation automobile with a compulsory reserve apparatus for competition. The Time Attack 1 NSX will be driven by James Robinson of a company’s North American powertrain growth group, who gathering a first-generation NSX in a Pikes Peak Hill Climb from 2012 to 2015. His hermit Nick Robinson, an operative in assign of a new NSX’s energetic opening during a development, will expostulate a Time Attack 2 NSX.  Nick is also a reigning PP250 leader from a 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. 

The supercar-inspired 4-Motor EV Concept will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who campaigned final year’s CR-Z-based electric prototype.  The EV Concept is a ultimate essence of a all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain featuring a world’s initial record that enables four-wheel eccentric torque allocation. The Electric SH-AWD powertrain, an expansion of a CR-Z antecedent powertrain, produces 3 times a sum complement outlay of final year’s electric antecedent and is corresponding to a NSX body.

As Official Pace Car sponsor, Acura will underline 3 gait cars – a NSX, a seven-passenger MDX performance-luxury SUV and a TLX sports sedan. President of Polyphony Digital and Producer of a Gran Turismo array Kazunori Yamauchi and Pikes Peak legends Randy Schranz and Leonard Vahsholtz will lead a margin of 100 entrants to a tip of a 14,115-foot Colorado peak.

For Pikes Peak foe attendees, a NSX and other gait cars will seem during a series of pre-race activities, including a renouned Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs, 5 to 10 p.m. MDT Friday, Jun 24.

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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.

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