Acura is celebrating a victory at the 100th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where three NSX racers competed in different classes.
A production-based NSX won the Time Attack 2 class, negotiating the 12.42-mile climb in 10:28.820. It was piloted by Nick Robinson, a factory driver and NSX engineer responsible for dynamic performance.
“The hard work the entire development team has put into the NSX over the past few years really paid off,” he said.
An NSX-inspired EV concept with four electric motors finished second in the Electric Modified class. The third model, a modified NSX driven by Nick’s brother, also campaigned in the race.
The EV was actually faster than the production NSX, rocketing up the mountain in 9:06.015 — the third fastest time overall among all classes. The car shares its body styling and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive technology with the production NSX, but not much else.