Referred to as the ’Race to the Clouds,’ the annual Pikes Peak Worldwide Hillclimb occasion is arguably one of the best well-known of its sort and one of many hardest to grasp. That’s why Acura is deploying a five-car time at Pikes Peak this 12 months though we’ll be specializing in simply one in every of them: a modified MDX Sport Hybrid three-row SUV that’s stated to place out 400 horsepower with out the outside look (minus the Acura livery, after all) suggesting it means enterprise.
The 12.42-mile-long strip of street that climbs all the best way as much as 14,115 toes and types the course of the Pikes Peak Hillclimb was as soon as lined in dust from one finish to the opposite. Then, as time glided by, asphalt began changing dust and, now, there’s tarmac in all places. However this hasn’t stopped all kinds of individuals displaying in all kinds of automobiles which, on the face of it, appear very unfit for the (probably lethal) problem that’s the race in Colorado. An SUV may now be the very first thing that you simply’d convey to climb the mountain, however with there being such a giant mountain for these high-riding automobiles, it’s change into fairly interesting for some producers to indicate up and attempt to beat the SUV document. The Pikes Peak isn’t the “new” Nurburgring with everyone bragging about how briskly they will go round there, however it might change into quickly sufficient.