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The recently-launched 2017 #acura #nsx claimed victory Sunday in its North American racing competition debut, climbing the 14,115-foot pinnacle of #pikespeak and clinching first place in the Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor #pikespeak International Hill Climb, the 100th anniversary of the running of America's second oldest race.
The production-based #acura #nsx is powered by Acura's revolutionary three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®), the first electrified torque vectoring powertrain in the world of exotic sports cars. With added required safety equipment for competition, the #nsx negotiated the 12.42-mile course in a time of 10:28.820 to win the Time Attack 2 class of the Broadmoor #pikespeak International Hill Climb. Nick Robinson, North American R&D team member and engineer in charge of the next-generation supercar's dynamic performance, drove the production-based #acura #nsx to victory. Nick is also the reigning PP250 winner from the 2015 #pikespeak International Hill Climb.
"I'm incredibly happy to have won the Production Class with the new NSX!" Robinson reported. "The hard work the entire development team has put into the #nsx over the past few years really paid off."
Two additional #acura vehicles - the NSX-inspired 4-Motor #acura EV Concept, driven by Tetsuya Yamano, and a modified 2017 #acura #nsx, driven by Nick's brother, James Robinson – also campaigned in the race. Yamano finished second in the Electric Modified class in the #nsxinspiredev, posting a time of 9:06.015 (79.119 mph), which made him the third fastest on the overall charts. The #acura EV Concept's all-electric SH-AWD® powertrain boasts peak output three times the total system output of the CR-Z prototype that ran last year, featuring a world's first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation.
"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," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the #acura Division. "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."
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