Acura’s upcoming supercar, the new NSX, will pace the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this Sunday.
To commemorate the occasion, Acura will install 24 cameras around the course to capture the NSX’s climb to the top. The video will be broadcast on the company’s social media outlets following the run, which will take place at 7:40 a.m. Mountain time on Sunday, June 28.
The car was built for the run by Honda R&D Americas and features custom livery designed specifically for the event.
Sage Marie, senior manager of American Honda Public Relations and Pikes Peak hill climb veteran, will pilot the NSX up to the 14,110-foot summit. Marie won the Pirelli World Challenge B-spec race at Pikes Peak in 2012.
The next generation NSX is powered by a mid-mounted, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged V-6 mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. Along with the internal combustion engine, the NSX features three electric motors – two in the front and one in the back – to give the NSX all wheel drive capability, what Acura calls Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).
Joining the NSX at Pikes Peak are three more Acuras – an ILX, a TLX and a previous-generation NSX.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place on June 28 and is a world-renowned sporting event that features 156 corners and harrowing exposure to shear dropoffs with no safety guardrails before reaching the summit. The ‘Race to the Clouds’ dates back to 1916, making it the second-oldest motorsport event in the U.S. behind the Indy 500. Live timing and scoring of this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is available online.
TFLcar will be providing complete coverage of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, so stay tuned for more news and updates from the event.
Watch as racer Justin Wilson takes Emme Hall for a drive up the mountain in this TFLcar video: