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Acura is taking an all-electric NSX-inspired race car to Pikes Peak this year to try and be the fastest up the mountain.
Acura has revealed one of the cars it is bringing to the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place on June 25-26. This NSX-inspird EV Concept, as Acura calls it, uses the brand’s four-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. It’s the same setup that won the Challenge Exhibition class at last year’s race, though in 2015 it was housed in the body of a CR-Z.
Tetsuya Yamano will be piloting the car, which Acura claims is the world’s first race car with the ability to have four-wheel independent torque allocation. This year’s car also has three times the total system output of last year’s SH-AWD prototype, which should help it get back to the podium.
'We’ve been tuning the car for several weeks at Pikes and have advanced its performance significantly,' said Tetsuya Yamano. 'We’re honored to be running at Pikes in this historical, anniversary year – an event respected by racing fans all over the world.'
Acura will also campaign two modified versions of the stock NSX in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes.
The Honda Civic Type R has stolen back its thunder from the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S after the Golf broke its Nürburgring record.
The Japanese automakers took its hot hatch on a tour of European circuits to set new record lap times for FWD models at each of those tracks.
First, though, the backstory. Ever since Renault set a record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife for a FWD car back in 2011 with the Mégane RS Trophy, which ran a lap time of just under 8 minutes and 8 seconds, holding this record has become coveted by European hot hatches. The Civic Type R took the Nürburgring title in May 2014 by clocking a lap time of 7:50 – a record recently broken by the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S this past May by a slim margin (7:49.21).
That’s the age, more or less, of the automotive industry and naturally, its history is steep. Thousands of makes and models have come and gone over the decades, but only a few have really revolutionized the way auto manufacturers do business.
These are the vehicles that made everyone sit up and take notice. The ones that reshaped the North American automotive landscape.
Narrowing the field down to just one vehicle per decade was not easy. We focused on cars, trucks and SUVs that changed the industry specifically in North America, although that doesn’t mean it had to specifically be a North American vehicle. So, here are the 14 vehicles that changed the world and a few honorable mentions as well.
The press days of the 2016 New York Auto Show are all wrapped up, and although it was a somewhat quiet show with no real blockbuster debuts, there were a handful of significant reveals here.
The New York event has a tough time because it is the first show after the Geneva Motor Show, where Bugattis and Lamborghinis come out to play. Geneva is a hard act to follow. But still, here are the Top 5 debuts from this year’s New York Auto Show.
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