Honda is fielding two of its new NSX supercars at the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26.
The two supercars will compete in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes and will be piloted by brothers James and Nick Robinson, respectively, both from the company’s North American engineering team.
The NSX supercars will be joined by an NSX-inspired prototype competing in the Electric Modified Class, featuring a further evolution of the experimental all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.
The EV Concept is said to be the ultimate embodiment of the all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain, featuring a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation.
The Electric SH-AWD powertrain is an evolution of the CR-Z prototype powertrain and produces three times the total system output of last year’s electric prototype and is mated to the NSX body.
Modifications to the NSX competing in the Time Attack 1 class included chassis lightening and a custom high-flow racing exhaust.
The NSX competing in the Time Attack 2 class is a production car with the required safety equipment for competition.