Latest racing application of production-based Honda V6 engine Race debut takes place at the 12 Hours of Sebring Honda has expanded its attack on the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and will join the Daytona Prototype category for the first time later this month at the 62nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Honda has a history of success at the Florida endurance racing classic, including LMP2 class victories in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and top-three overall race finishes in 2007 – the company’s debut in sports-car racing under the Acura Motorsports banner – and again in 2011.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) has raced – and won – at some of the most renowned racing circuits across the globe, from the Indianapolis 500 to the 24 Hours of Le Mans . Now, Honda’s performance arm wants to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. HRD will have two entries in the 89th running of the race: a rally version of the B-Spec Honda Fit introduced at last year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill; and an exotic, tube-frame, V-6-powered HPD “Desert Pilot”.