Acura Automobiles: Acura Earns Two Class Victories and Sets Record during 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by in Acura Canada

  • Acura TLX GT takes initial place in Open Class environment a new march record; second fastest time overall; Peter Cunningham selected as “Rookie of a Year”
  • 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec takes initial place in Exhibition Class in a racing debut
  • Acura NSX secures lectern finish for second uninterrupted year, holding third place in Time Attack 1 Class

PIKES PEAK, Colo. – Acura entries were winning during a 95th using of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past weekend. Making a initial run to a 14,115-foot summit, a TLX GT, driven by long-time Acura competition automobile motorist Peter Cunningham, set a new Open Class record with a time of 9:33.797, finishing second altogether and earning Cunningham “Rookie of a Year” honors for a annual event. The 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec, creation a racing debut, won a tip mark in a Exhibition Class with a time of 11:03.655, while a production-based NSX with GT3-inspired modifications warranted a lectern finish in 10:03.433, holding third place in a Time Attack 1 class.        

“Just an implausible month of Jun was had by RealTime Racing in Colorado. Today’s outcome on a mountain is a perfection of a ton of tough work by my organisation and a Honda Performance Development group,” pronounced Cunningham. “The No. 42 Acura TLX GT achieved 100 percent trustworthiness and good speed, including a time that mattered currently on a one 12.42-mile run from a 9,390-foot start line to a 14,115-foot summit. “Congratulations to my Acura teammates Nick Robinson, securing a Exhibition Class title, and James Robinson, bringing home a lectern in his Time Attack 1 NSX,” continued Cunningham. “A illusory day for Acura during Pikes Peak!”

“I couldn’t be happier with a finish currently with a Time Attack 1 NSX,” pronounced James Robinson. “Our time of 10:03 was unequivocally tighten to a idea to get a mass prolongation NSX underneath 10 minutes. we consider this speaks directly to a efficacy of a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.  In addition, we were means to get a third place in a Time Attack 1 class, and 7th fastest automobile overall. 

“I’m unequivocally unapproachable to contend that we were means to give a mint 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec a initial win here during Pikes Peak,” pronounced Nick Robinson. “Combined with Peter’s win in a Open Class, we consider we’ve unequivocally shown a Precision Crafted Performance of a TLX here during America’s Mountain!”

This is a sixth uninterrupted year that Acura has raced vehicles in a Pikes Peak event.

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