Acura NSX becomes the fastest production hybrid in Pikes Peak

Acura NSX becomes the fastest production hybrid in Pikes Peak

September 3, 2020 Off By autotimesnews

The Acura NSX Japanese hybrid supercar was voted the fastest production hybrid this season in its high-speed ascent to Pikes Peak. The car was driven by the chief engineer of Acura James Robinson.

Located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (USA), Pikes Peak is an area that means so much to people from all walks of life. It is here that one of the most terrifying hill climbs in the world is located. In the final season of high-speed hill climbing, the Acura NSX was voted the fastest hybrid supercar in the race.

Driving the car was Acura Chief Engineer James Robinson, a 10-time Pikes Peak veteran who finished first in the Exhibition, Open and Time Attack 1 classes.

This year, in the TA1 class, it faced fierce competition: a Porsche 935 driven by Jeff Zwart and a Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport driven by David Donner.

In the special Time Attack class, the Japanese supercar finished third. The first and second places were taken by cars from the German automaker.

Results aside, it is clear that the Japanese NSX’s competitor was more than just a production car taken from a premium brand dealership and set to start at Pikes Peak. This car features a massive rear wing, a front splitter with an aggressive design, a 90.72 kg weight reduction and HRE wheels “shod” in sticky Pirelli rubber. The engine has also been improved to 625 horsepower over the standard 573 horsepower.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Acura has introduced an updated small crossover CDX. Acura on Monday June 8th revealed an updated version of the CDX cross, available only to Chinese customers.