Has three times the total system output of last year's electric prototype.

Acura has unveiled the new four-motor, EV concept ahead of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Set to compete in the Electric Modified Class, the race car draws inspiration from the NSX and will be driven Tetsuya Yamano who competed in last year's event behind the wheel of a CR-Z-based electric prototype.

On the styling front, the EV concept wears a modified NSX body and an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front splitter, a rear diffuser, and a prominent wing.  The car also has a ventilated rear fascia, lightweight windows, and lightweight wheels with high-performance Michelin tires.

Power is provided by two Twin Motor Units which are located on each axle.  Acura describes this setup as the "ultimate embodiment of the all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain" as it allows independent torque distribution at all four corners.  The company went on to say this makes the model one of the first to have "true four-wheel torque vectoring."

The Japanese automaker was tight-lipped on performance specifications but promised the EV concept will have three times the total system output of last year's electric prototype.

In a  statement, Yamano said "We've been tuning the car for several weeks at Pikes and have advanced its performance significantly."  He added, "We're honored to be running at Pikes in this historical, anniversary year – an event respected by racing fans all over the world."

Source: Acura

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