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Honda Performance Development reveals HR35TT twin-turbo

February 21, 2014

Now here’s a nice clean engine. It’s Honda’s new HR35TT racing unit developed by Honda Performance Development based on the 3.5-litre V6 seen in many of its road-going vehicles.

Honda HR35TT

As you can see, the J35-series motor comes with two distinct ‘horns’, or turbochargers as they are often known. It also uses direction injection, a huge plenum intake box, and a carbon fibre belt case at the front.

Sepcific figures haven’t been released, however, the engine will be used in various forms of racing in the US which provides some indication of its potential.

It will make its debut in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the US at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring. It’ll run in the prototype class which means it has to produce between 450hp and 600hp (336kW-448kW).

Wouldn’t be nice if it found its way into a road car at some stage? There is a possibility it will help power the upcoming Honda NSX hybrid, although, it probably won’t be left in this state with the huge turbochargers and so on.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.