This 532 horsepower, 460 foot pounds of torque, 3.5 liter Turbocharged V6 Honda Odyssey monster mini van that you see here before you was a project-built race vehicle to take on the 2013 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Originally developed for competition by associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, it was part of an 11 vehicle, nine class effort that was supported by Honda’s North American Motorsports and R&D companies. Maybe we should repeat that again in case you missed it the first time: Turbo. 532 horsepower. Racing. Mini van. Yeppp. Awesome.
Honda Indy Car driver Simon Pagenaud was the pilot chosen to race this beast up his first ever Race to the Clouds in the “Exhibition” category.
With similar horsepower to his Indy Car, and a preparation by Team Honda Research, we don’t need to point out that this certainly isn’t your everyday soccer mom carpool vehicle.
Modifications include a six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential from the Acura TL, with racing suspension, big brakes, a full competition roll cage and 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires to round out the race package.
Sometimes, we at CarBuildIndex are just at a flat-out loss for words when we see something so outrageously cool, so we will let the pictures do the talking here and leave the obvious daily-driver, grocery-getter witty comments aside for the moment. We aren’t able to do them justice in our current state of shock and awe, but feel free to leave your own suggestions below…
Engine: Honda “J35” 3.5-liter Turbocharged V6
Turbocharger: Garrett GT35R
Power: 532 wheel horsepower; 460 ft lb torque; 6.2 lbs per horsepower
Transmission: 6-speed transaxle,
Brakes: Brembo 4-piston, aluminum calipers
Suspension: H&R competition dampers and springs
Tires: Michelin 295/30-19 Pilot Super Sport PS2
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