Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda | posted August 25, 2015 11:30
Honda confirms return to Baja 1000 with upcoming off-road racer
The 'Power of Dreams' will indeed be making a comeback at the prestigious Baja 1000 as Honda recently confirmed that they will compete in the aforementioned championship with a teaser image of their off-road vehicle.
Exact details about the 4-wheel off-road racer are kept under wraps but Honda did state that it is powered by a 3.5-liter HR35TT V6 engine that benefits from twin-turbo technology. Originally developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD), the twin-turbo V6 was first debuted during last year's 12 Hours of Sebring where it was fitted in a Riley Gen3 prototype race car.
It has steel crankshaft and rods, dry sump oiling, direct fuel injection and an engine management system developed by HPD and McLaren. Power output of the said twin-turbo V6 has not been revealed.
Other features present in the soon-to-compete off-roader include: Albins ST6 sequential gearbox, Fox Racing shock absorbers, and General Grabber tires.
More details about the upcoming off-roader will be released in the days leading up to the Baja 1000 competition in November.
The last time Honda competed in the famous off-road championship was back in 2012 where they entered a HPD Desert Pilot under Class 6.