Monday, August 24, 2015

Breaking News! HONDA Twin-Turbocharged Honda HR35TT V6 Engine Explodes Into 2015 BAJA 1000


A HONDA production V6 will be the foundation for this years Baja 1000 effort. Right Now: The HR35TT twin-turbo V6 runs in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, 2015. The engine will debut in the 12 Hours of Sebring mounted in a Riley Gen3 prototype chassis from the Starworks Motorsport garage.This engine is derived from Honda’s J35 production engines. Key features of the HR35TT include steel crankshaft and rods, dry sump oiling, direct fuel injection and HPD/McLaren engine management. This Honda engine is the second twin-turbo engine approved for Daytona Prototype cars.

This effort, will make its 4-wheel off-road factory racing return this November in the Infamous BAJA 1000 desert race, with an unlimited off-road race vehicle powered by Honda Performance Development, the racing arm of American Honda Motor Company, Inc. 

The manufacturer teased images of its race vehicle today, featuring the twin-turbocharged Honda HR35TT V6 engine, with an  Albins ST6 sequential transmission, racing shocks, and rugged CABO 500 Tires. More information will be available in the days leading up to the Baja 1000 event in November. 

This return to the Baja 1000 marks Honda's first 4-wheel desert race since the HPD Desert Pilot competed in Class 6 in 2012 (Skiltons Team).

The Skiltons ran away from Baja racing in 2012, saying the SCORE insurance wasn't good enough. Probably BS. HONDA probably nixed the effort due to poor race showings. Yea, blame the race sanctions insurance!

LIVE! BAJA 1000 HERE! For more information about HPD and the company's racing plans, Stay Tuned HERE!

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