Acura NSX takes Pike’s Peak class win

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The re­cently launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed vic­tory re­cently in its North Amer­i­can rac­ing com­pe­ti­tion de­but.

It climbed the 14,115-foot pin­na­cle PG 1JLFT 1FBL BOE DMJODIJOH lSTU QMBDF

in the Time At­tack 2 class at the 2016 Broad­moor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 100th an­niver­sary of the run­ning of Amer­ica’s sec­ond old­est race.

The pro­duc­tion-based Acura NSX is pow­ered by Acura’s revo­lu­tion­ary three-mo­tor Sport Hy­brid Su­per-Han­dling All-Wheel Drive™ pow­er­train 4QPSU )ZCSJE 4) "8%Ö UIF lSTU FMFDUSJlFE UPSRVF WFDUPSJOH QPXFSUSBJO JO the world of ex­otic sports cars. 8JUI BEEFE SFRVJSFE TBGFUZ FRVJQNFOU

for com­pe­ti­tion, the NSX ne­go­ti­ated the 12.42-mile course in a time of 10:28.820 to win the Time At­tack 2 class of the Broad­moor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Nick Robin­son, North Amer­i­can R&D team mem­ber and en­gi­neer in charge of the next-gen­er­a­tion su­per­car’s dy­namic per­for­mance, drove the pro­duc­tion­based Acura NSX to vic­tory.

Nick is also the reign­ing PP250 win­ner from the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Two ad­di­tional Acura ve­hi­cles - the NSX-in­spired four-Mo­tor Acura EV Con­cept, driven by Tet­suya Ya­mano, BOE B NPEJlFE "DVSB /49 ESJWFO

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post­ing a time of 9:06.015 (79.119 mph), which made him the third fastest on the over­all charts.

The Acura EV Con­cept’s all-elec­tric SH-AWD pow­er­train boasts peak out­put three times the to­tal sys­tem out­put of the CR-Z pro­to­type that ran last year, GFBUVSJOH B XPSME T lSTU UFDIOPMPHZ UIBU FOBCMFT GPVS XIFFM JOEFQFOEFOU UPSRVF al­lo­ca­tion.

Ro­botic glove tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped out of a part­ner­ship be­tween Gen­eral Mo­tors and NASA for use on the International Space 4UBUJPO JT lOEJOH OFX MJGF PO &BSUI

It could be used in health care, man­u­fac­tur­ing and other in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tions though a li­cens­ing agree­ment be­tween GM and Bioservo Tech­nolo­gies AB, a Swedish med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany.

The RoboGlove uses lead­ing-edge sen­sors, ac­tu­a­tors and ten­dons com­pa­ra­ble to the nerves, mus­cles and ten­dons in a hu­man hand. One re­quire­ment for R2 was to op­er­ate tools de­signed for hu­mans, and de­vel­op­ers achieved un­prece­dented hand dex­ter­ity. That tech­nol­ogy was ap­plied to the RoboGlove.

Bioservo will ini­tially de­velop a new grasp as­sist de­vice for in­dus­trial use that could in­DSFBTF IVNBO PQFSBUPS FGlDJFODZ XIJMF SF­duc­ing fa­tigue in hand mus­cles.

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The new Acura NSX won at its North Amer­i­can rac­ing de­but at Pike’s Peak by more than 11 sec­onds.

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