I got this from TommyKar in a HWEP trade a while back. Also included was a sweet CRX that I love. Thanks for the extra cast!!!!!! Anyway, the reason for another post is I believe the inspiration for this racing cast came from a car made where I work and I wanted to share.
Smash cut to 2012, a young engineer in over his head in work powers through the workload to learn the ropes. I can’t remember the exact timeframe, but I started noticing a BIW of an Odyssey downstairs in our Fabrication area. I kept my eye on it for weeks as the racing decals went on and the turbo engine went in and we couldn’t figure out why it was being built. Then it disappeared for a while and we forgot about it.
We have an employee car show in the summer and there it was. Assembled, caged, vicious. Parked right next to a first gen NSX with the same treatment, it stole the show. Said to have about 600Hp tuned, it snarled at its audience and impressed us all. Turns out it was built for Pikes Peak Hill Climb and both cars competed!
We aren’t allowed to take pictures on campus so I’ll share this R&T article but there is plenty to search about this car.
Again, I don’t work for HW so I can’t guarantee this was their influence but I’ll always picture the real thing when I see their cast. Its spot on and very cool. People at my Honda love it too, wish the real thing could have a pano roof like the HW version.