Acura, Honda’s North American luxury arm, has taken the wraps off its NSX-inspired EV Concept.
The car features 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. It showcases what Honda claims is a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation.
Set to take on the 2016 Broadmoor Pike Peak International Hill Climb’s Electric Modified Class, NSX EV Concept will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who campaigned in last year’s CR-Z-based electric prototype.
The Concept’s Electric SH-AWD powertrain produces three times the total system output of last year’s electric prototype and is mated to the NSX body.
With its high-output electric motors and 4-motor torque vectoring, Honda says the Concept is well suited to the demands of the 156 complex corners the driver will encounter on the 19.9 km drive up Pikes Peak, Colorado. Participants start at an altitude of 2862 m and finish the drive at 4302 m.
The Pikes Peak event starts on June 26.