If you think the electric future of powertrains is a dull one, think again. For a demonstration run, Honda brought its all-electric, Pikes Peak racer that came third overall in 2016. In future, electric vehicles will dominate the event, because no power is lost with the increase in altitude, unlike internalcombustion engines that suffer a decrease in performance. The Acura Nsx-based four-motor EV Concept has an electric motor driving each wheel, and with a total system output of 746 kw, driver Tetsuya Yamano demonstrated a full-bore acceleration run from standstill and the way it gained speed de ed belief. The whine of the four electric motors in combination with the rushing air ow over the vehicle body at speed sounded like a private jet taking off. Just to show the fun factor connected to electric vehicles, Yamano ended with strangely silent, four-wheel doughnut drifts, rubber protesting loudly.