Turbocharged Honda Odyssey minivan headed to Pikes Peak

Honda's mysterious entry for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been revealed and it's something we would have never expected - an Odyssey minivan.

Set to be driven by IndyCar racer Simon Pagenaud, the minivan was created by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and will compete in the Exhibition class.

Given its racing ambitions, the model was equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 532 bhp (397 kW) and 460 ft-lb (623 Nm) of torque. It will send power to the ground via a six-speed transmission and a limited-slip differential sourced from an Acura TL.

The minivan has also been equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 19-inch BBS wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. There's also a stripped out interior with race seats, a sport steering wheel and a full roll cage.

According to Pagenaud, "A Honda Odyssey with power similar to an IndyCar will raise some eyebrows for sure! But with the preparation it is getting from Team Honda Research, it will be a proper race car, and I’m very excited about it."

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