Acura NSX takes Pike’s Peak class win
The recently launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed victory recently in its North American racing competition debut.
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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.
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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.
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posting a time of 9:06.015 (79.119 mph), which made him the third fastest on the overall charts.
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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.
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The new Acura NSX won at its North American racing debut at Pike’s Peak by more than 11 seconds.