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The Acura EV Concept Is The NSX's Pikes Peak-Bashing Electric Cousin

Honda will run this "NSX-Inspired" all-wheel drive electric monster at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Looks mean, no?

Remind me later
Acura - The Acura EV Concept Is The NSX's Pikes Peak-Bashing Electric Cousin - News

Remember when an ‘electric vehicle’ meant a glorified milk float with all the charisma and style of a washing machine? How times change. On the road we have the products of Tesla, the prospect of Faraday Future joining the fray on the horizon, and we have incredibly exciting electric cars bringing their own near-silent deliveries of badassery to the world of motorsport. Case in point? This angry little devil from Honda.

Acura - The Acura EV Concept Is The NSX's Pikes Peak-Bashing Electric Cousin - News

It’s rather unimaginatively called the ‘Acura EV Concept’, and you’ll have probably noticed it looks like an NSX. Don’t be fooled though: that’s just the bodywork. Underneath all that lies an evolution of the CR-Z electric vehicle Honda campaigned at Pikes Peak last year, with a pair of motors at either end and clever torque vectoring tech.

Acura - The Acura EV Concept Is The NSX's Pikes Peak-Bashing Electric Cousin - News

What’s particularly interesting is this NSX-lookalike is running three times the power of the old CR-Z EV. So it’ll be fast, then…

Want to see this ball of EV fury in action? The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb takes place this weekend.