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Honda to rekindle NSX at 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Honda will rekindle the spirit of the NSX at the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year with a special previous-gen race NSX.

2014 Honda NSX Pikes Peak entry

The dedicated hill climber is not based on the all-new model, as you might expect. Instead, it’s the original, featuring an extravagant race bodykit, special suspension, lightweight wheels, and a cool bonnet with its own heat extractor.

Honda will be racing six vehicles at the big event this year, including a range of motorbikes. It will work with the American Motorcyclist Association to help improve safety at the mountain course. Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda Division, said,

“Honda is proud to have worked with the AMA and event organisers to increase safety for the competitors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.”

“Honda has a long and successful history at Pikes Peak, and helping to increase the safety on the race course allows our drivers and riders to focus on getting to the top of the mountain as quickly as possible!”

Pikes Peak will take place this Sunday, June 29.

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.