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Christopher Bruce2013-04-16 13:18:01

American Honda Divisions Entering 10 Cars into Pikes Peak

Each competing in a different class

 
 
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Honda is entering 10 vehicles into the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

We have already heard reports that PeugeotPeugeotPeugeotFrance, 1882 > present120 models
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and HyundaiHyundaiHyundaiRepublic of Korea, 1967 > present79 models
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are preparing cars to attempt a new record up Pikes Peak in June, but American HondaHondaHondaJapan, 1948 > present102 models
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is taking a very different approach. Instead of competing for the record, Honda's various American divisions are entering vehicles into the hill climb, all in different classes. 

Honda of America Manufacturing will enter eight vehicles, and the teams will have support from the Honda of America Racing Team, Honda Performance Development and both the Ohio and California divisions Honda R&D. The cars include an original Acura NSXNSXHonda NSXJapan, 1990 > present1 photo
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, Fit EVFit EVHonda Fit EVJapan, 2010 > 20103 photos
, CBR1000RR motorcycle, CBR600RR motorcycle, CRF450 motorcycle, two CRF250 motorcycles and a TRX450R ATV. Honda R&D Americas Ohio Division is also entering its own Civic SiCivic Si ConceptHonda Civic Si ConceptJapan, 2011 > present6 photos
, and a CR-ZCR-Z EX CVTHonda CR-Z EX CVTJapan, 2011 > present3 photos
entered by American Honda Motor Company. 

The NSX will compete in the Unlimited class and go for an overall win. It uses a turbocharged version of the NSX's V6 engine. Last year, the car finished fourth overall. The rest of the vehicles have limited to no modifications other than for safety. Honda is also partially sponsoring the rally. 

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