On August 24, Honda North America announced that it will compete at the Baja 1000 this November with a new racing car.
Mexicoâ€™s Baja 1000 is the most rigorous desert race in the world. The race involves a battle for positioning through day and night around the 1,000-mile (approx. 1,600km) off-road course in Baja, California. Itâ€™s recognized as an extremely grueling event as most of the course is through the desert with only around 50% of participants finishing the entire race.
Hondaâ€™s new racing car for this yearâ€™s Baja 1000 will feature a 3.5-liter twin-turbo HR35TT V6 gasoline engine developed by HPD (Honda Performance Development).
This engine will be connected to a 6-speed sequential transmission. It will also come equipped with Fox racing dampers and General Grabber off-road tires. Though images of the exterior or cabin have yet to be released for this all-new model, Honda has revealed a couple of snapshots of its engine.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)