Once upon a time, the behemoth you see here was a stock Acura NSX. Now, it’s a wild 850-hp winged monstrosity that will tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in early August.
Cody Loveland’s Michigan-based firm, Lovefab, specializes in turbo kits for the original NSX, so it’s not that surprising to see his first venture into Pikes Peak’s unlimited class is based upon the Honda supercar. There’s little resemblance to the original product, and it’s understandable once you look at build photos of the car: virtually everything apart from the passenger tub and engine compartment has been chopped from the stock NSX structure, allowing room for new suspension, custom carbon fiber bodywork, and an insane engine package.
That engine is a heavily-modified 3.0 liter V-6 bolted to a pair of Garrett turbochargers. According to Lovefab’s website, the project’s originally aimed at a 1000-hp metric, but new press releases from sponsor HRE Wheels mention the car cranks out “only” 850 hp. The entire package still allegedly manages to put down 600 hp at the wheels when dyno-tested.
So, when will we see this beast in action? If you managed to show up to the West Michigan Honda Meet this past weekend, you already did. Automobile Magazine’s road test editor managed to snap photos as the LoveFab racer wowed crowds and made plenty of noise as it lapped Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. Still, if all things go according to plan, plan on seeing this car compete in Colorado on August 12. Until then, enjoy the videos below for a taste of this mad machine in action.
Source: HRE Wheels, Lovefab