Honda hit this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb June 26 in Colorado with three versions of its new NSX supercar, one of which was exclusively powered by batteries. The all-electric NSX, with an individual motor at each wheel, uses a torque-vectoring system to apply optimum torque at each wheel individually through each of the race’s 156 turns. The all-electric NSX, with instant torque and no chance of oxygen starvation at higher altitudes, finished second in class, while one of the two hybrid NSX entries won the Time Attack 2 class. The latter was essentially a stock NSX with added safety equipment.

Acura NSX Time Attack 1 and 2 Vehicles

Acura campaigned three NSXs for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in late June. The hybrid TA2, left, won its class, while the all-electric car (not pictured) finished second in class. (PHOTO: ACURA)

Acura’s NSX assault on Pikes Peak: