An NSX Handily Won the Time Attack 2 Class at Pike’s Peak
Pull out your best countin’ fingers and make your way all the way up “11 one thousand.” That’s how long it took for the second car to cross the finish line after the Acura NSX in the Time Attack 2 class of races at the festivities surrounding the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Considering it was the first race in North America of the new NSX’s career, that’s pretty grand.
The NSX tackled the 14,115-foot ascension and 12.42-mile road course in 10:28.820 with North American R&D team member and engineer Nick Robinson behind the wheel. The car Robinson drove was “production-based,” but it also required additional safety equipment and some other extra tweaking here and there.
“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,” Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division, said. “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.”
That NSX was one of three to participate in races at Pike’s Peak. The four-motor all-electric NSX concept that Acura debuted this past weekend finished second in the Electric Modified Class.