Gallery: Acura NSX Pace Car at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Acura has released these epic images of the NSX Pace car at yesterday’s Race to the Clouds:

“Pace car driver Sage Marie pilots the new NSX up the mountain at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.”

[Source: Acura]

New NSX Displayed in Toy Box at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Honda UK wants the child inside all of us to visit their unique “Playset” display at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Life-sized Honda models including the next-generation NSX, Civic Type R, and McLaren-Honda MP4-30 were placed inside over-sized display boxes to mimic the look of a child’s toy car collection. Check out a few images posted by Honda UK in the gallery above.

Read the full press release at hondanews.eu – Honda UK unveils stand design for Goodwood Festival of Speed.

[Source: Honda UK via Facebook]

Acura NSX to Serve as Official Pace Car for the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Next-Generation Acura NSX to Serve as Official Pace Car for the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak-first 360-degree video to capture NSX run to the top

Jun 25, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The next-generation Acura NSX supercar will serve as the official pace car in the 93rd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. With a custom racing-inspired livery, the twin-turbo charged NSX pace car will lead the field of 140 entrants to the top of the 14,110-foot Colorado mountain.

“The Acura NSX is the ultimate performance vehicle and a novel way to promote its capabilities is the iconic race up Pikes Peak,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “As the pace car, the beast that is NSX will not be fully let of its cage, but fans and drivers will still get a first glimpse of the unique character, performance and handling of the NSX in a one-of-a-kind racing environment.”

Powering the NSX through the 12.4-mile, 156-turn course is a bespoke 75-degree twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, which delivers ‘on the rails’ cornering capability essential to conquering the demanding mountain course. The pace car was specially prepared for the race by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., which is also leading the global development of the NSX. The supercar will be driven by Sage Marie, senior manager of American Honda Public Relations, a two-time Pikes Peak competitor and road racer. Marie won the first Pirelli World Challenge B-Spec race in 2012 and has raced in several other major motorsports events, including the 2013 and 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

In a Pikes Peak first, Acura will install 24 cameras along the course to capture the NSX’s historic run as the official pace car with a 360-degree series of images of supercar. Fans can head to Acura’s social media channels – InstagramTwitter,FacebookGoogle+ and YouTube – where the images will be transformed into to an exclusive video, after the NSX heads to the top of the mountain at 7:40 a.m. MDT. Additionally, the run will be covered live on Acura social media channels.

For those able to attend Pikes Peak in person, the NSX will be available for viewing at a number of pre-race activities including the event’s media day and VIP reception in Colorado Springs on Thursday, June 25, and at the popular Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs, 5–10 p.m. MDT on Friday, June 26.

The NSX is one of four Acura models making the Pikes Peak run, which also includes the Acura ILX and TLX sports sedans and a previous generation NSX.

[Source: Acura]

Snapshot: Pikes Peak Hill Climb Acura NSX Pace Car

Here’s a look at the new Acura NSX all dressed up as the pace car for the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which takes place this weekend in Colorado. Click here for a 960×960 pixel image. The photo was posted by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) via Facebook.

See the full press release from Acura here: Next-Generation Acura NSX to Serve as Official Pace Car for the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

[Source: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) via Facebook]

Video: More NSX Prototype Testing at the Nürburgring

YouTube user cvdzijden has uploaded some new driving footage of the Acura/Honda NSX Prototype that was spotted last week at the Nürburgring:

“This time I have filmed the 2016 Acura NSX what still is testing on the Nurburgring after the unveiling this year. The 2016 Acura NSX has a Twin-Turbo V6 engine with three Electric Motors what produce 550hp!” – cvdzijden

[Source: cvdzijden via YouTube]

NSX Prototype Sighting at the Nürburgring

“Some serious benchmarking of the new-generation Honda/Acura NSX happening today at the Nürburgring.” – BridgeToGantry.com

Nürburgring blog and fansite BridgeToGantry.com has posted two photos of an NSX Prototype testing on the famous track. Its license plate and a few other visual clues suggest these are recent photos, different from the previous batches. This is the first NSX Prototype sighting at the Nürburgring since it was last seen in October of 2014.

[Source: BridgeToGantry.com via Facebook]

Video: Black Acura NSX Prototype Spied at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

The first all-black Acura NSX Prototype was seen this week testing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Chin Motorsports.com captured this short clip of the stealthy NSX pulling out of a garage.

NSX spy shot! Tuesday afternoon: we’re preparing for departure from Mid-Ohio, and some guys showed up for an evening test session. Some guys from Honda, driving this:

Black Acura NSX Prototype Spied at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Posted by Chin Motorsports.com on Friday, May 29, 2015

[Source: Chin Motorsports.com via Facebook]