Honda racing pickup almost collided with the viewer’s carNovember 19, 2018
Behind the wheel of the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck was the pilot Alexander Rossi
Race car driver Alexander Rossi, who plays for the Honda Off-Road Racing team in Baja 1000, almost collided with one of the race’s SUVs. Jeep Grand Cherokee was moving on the left side of the road in the opposite direction when the pickup truck Ridgeline Baja Race Truck literally jumped out to meet him. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.
In the official report, Honda indicated that Rossi could hardly avoid a collision. The pilot touched the right side of the Jeep and tore him a mirror. Despite the incident, the team was able to hold a leading position in Class 7 (modified pickups and SUVs with six-cylinder engines), and at the end of the race to take second place.
Ridgeline Baja Race Truck racing pickup is equipped with an engine developed by Honda Performance Development. This is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, built on the basis of the motor from the serial Ridgeline. The impact of the unit, working together with a six-speed sequential gearbox, is about 550 horsepower.