Acura’s long-awaited, second-generation NSX finally arrived early last year. That meant that Acura (read: Honda) was back in the exotic sports car game- and they have wasted no time getting the word out. To that end, the company grafted one of its new NSX body onto one of its old, race-winning IMSA racing chassis, packed it with 1050 HP worth of electric motors, and rocketed the thing up the historic Pike’s Peak Hillclimb track.
In the hands of Japanese rally ace, Tetsuya Yamano, the car was good enough to clock a 9:06 run up the mountain. That time was good enough for 3rd place finish overall at the 2016 Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC).