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The 93rd Pikes Pike International Hill Climb is approaching and leading 140 entrants throughout the 20 kilometre, 156-turn course will be the all-new Honda NSX.

“As the pace car, the beast that is NSX has yet to be fully let out of its cage, but fans and drivers will get a first glimpse of the unique character, performance and handling it will deliver in this one-of-a-kind racing environment,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division.

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Prepared by Honda R&D Americas, the NSX wears a special livery and will be piloted by the senior manager of American Honda Public Relations, Sage Marie, who himself has raced in the 2013 and 2014 edition of the annual hill climb. The car will be in its stock form, meaning it will have 550 hp from its mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine and three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.

For the first time in the event’s history, Honda will install 24 cameras along the course to capture the NSX’s run as the official pace car with a 360-degree series of images. Fans can head to the automaker’s social media channels, where the images will be transformed into to an exclusive video.

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The new NSX will be making the climb alongside the Acura ILX and TLX sports sedans as well as a previous generation NSX.

 

 



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