Acura NSX and TLX Type S Earn Podium Finishes in 99th Running of Pikes Peak Hill Climb

  • Production-based Acura NSX claims second in Exhibition Class
  • Acura TLX Type S makes motorsports debut with third place finish in Exhibition Class

Acura continued its strong showing at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with two podium finishes in the Exhibition Class. Competing on a shortened course due to adverse weather, all four Acura-engineer run race cars reached the checkered flag of America’s longest running hill climb.

Making its racing debut, the new TLX Type S driven by Jordan Guitar finished third in the Exhibition class, while Justin Lumbard piloted the second TLX Type S to a 9th place finish in the highly competitive Pikes Peak Open class. Carding an impressive 4th Pikes Peak podium, Nick Robinson finished 2nd in the Exhibition class in his production based NSX. Nick’s brother, and fellow Acura engineer James Robinson, saw rain in both qualifying and the race, resulting in a 4th place finish in the Time Attack 1 class.  

A third TLX Type S served as the official Pikes Peak pace car, leading racers towards the 14,115 summit. Driven by television personality and self-avowed car nut Ant Anstead, TLX Type S pace car wowed crowds with its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, striking Tiger Eye paint job and custom graphics.

Acura engineers volunteer their time to compete at the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb, using the opportunity as a test bed for new Acura performance technologies. It is also a chance for the company’s engineers to further sharpen their performance-focused driving and engineering skills. The volunteer engineering team is responsible for all aspects of competition, including the development of vehicles, race prep, crew support and navigating race cars to the finish line.

Acura 2021 Pikes Peak racing results:




2021 Result

2019 Acura NSX

Nick Robinson

Exhibition Class

(2nd in Class)

2021 Acura TLX Type S

Jordan Guitar

Exhibition Class

(3rd in Class)

2019 Acura NSX

James Robinson

Time Attack 1

(4th in Class)

2021 Acura TLX Type S

Justin Lumbard

Pikes Peak Open Class

(9th in Class)

About Acura Motorsports
Acura Motorsports programs have been integral to the Acura brand since its launch in 1986. The rich legacy of Acura sports car racing includes the 1991, 1992, and 1993 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer/driver championships, and the 2009 American LeMans manufacturer, driver, and team championships in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Acura currently campaigns the ARX-05 DPi with new partners, Meyer Shank and Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where Acura powered the team, manufacturer, and driver championships in 2019 and 2020. The NSX GT3 Evo, available through Honda Performance Development, Inc., for North American customers, won multiple championships in 2019 and 2020 in both the IMSA and SRO World Challenge series.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, high-performance Type S variants and the electrified NSX supercar. All 2021 model year and newer Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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