View Full Version : Trouble with Honda in Bargersville

06-04-15, 09:46 PM

opinionated ow
06-05-15, 12:18 AM
You know, losing Honda and Chevrolet probably wouldn't hurt anyway. In fact it might lead them to have to look to cost conscious options. It would be pretty easy to engineer a 360ci Sprintcar Engine into a reliable, 800 or so bhp engine for not a huge amount of dollars. You'd have four engine brands to choose from (Ford, Chev, Dodge/FIAT, Toyota) plus lots of aftermarket options and they would sound better anyway.

Elmo T
06-08-15, 07:38 AM
I am sure mgt will use the same diligence and thought here as they do with so many other important decisions


06-18-15, 11:56 AM
So here's an interesting thing: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/honda-powered-hpd-arx-04b-to-tackle-pikes-peak-300100939.html

They're taking their LMP2 car and sending it up Pike's Peak with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.


Their quote is very interesting. Especially in the context of their IRL "negotiations"

"This is an exploratory effort, to learn as much as we can in advance of a possible future assault on the outright record [8:13.878, set by Sebastien Loeb in 2013]. We want to see how well our ARX-04b chassis adapts to the rigors of the Climb, and the high-altitude demands placed on our production-based V6 engine," said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development. "The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has always been an interesting project for many Honda divisions. The diversity of classes and very open nature of the rulebook continues to be very appealing to Honda and the passions of its associates.

"We're looking forward to this. We hope to have a lot of fun, and we're certainly not holding back with Justin Wilson behind the wheel. We think the fans will enjoy the show, as well."