Posted on July 1, 2016
It certainly didn’t take long for the 2017 Acura NSX to assert its dominance.
The 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb ran on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. In the field of participants was Nick Robinson, the engineer in charge of the NSX project’s dynamic performance. He was sitting behind the wheel of the recently released 2017 Acura NSX.
Nick made his way up the hill climb — a 12.42-mile course of winding roads in Colorado — in 10:28.820. That’s not only an incredibly fast time for the course, it’s 11 seconds ahead of second place in the production class.
“I’m incredibly happy to have won the Production Class with the new NSX!” Robinson states. “The hard work the entire development team has put into the NSX over the past few years really paid off.”
Acura’s VP and general manager, John Ikeda, also said, “For our new NSX to win one of the most historic and challenging races on the planet in its North American racing debut is a great achievement for everyone involved in creating the American-built supercar. The performance of NSX in this year’s race is a testament to Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA and will serve as a launching pad for future racing endeavors.”
The Acura NSX features a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive powertrain, the first of its kind in a supercar. It’s combined with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine with a total horsepower rating of 573hp. That power is transferred to the pavement with a 9-speed DCT (dual clutch transmission) for incredibly crisp and blisteringly fast shifts without a clutch.
The all-new Acura NSX is the pinnacle of Acura technologies, incorporating the best of everything including AcuraLink connectivity, Smartvent side airbags, and LED lighting. The NSX technology is not exclusive to the supercar alone, however. All other Acura models benefit from its development and innovations.
Expect to see the 2017 NSX continue to make headlines as it dominates the racing world.