2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck

Race truck segment is not so popular, but there are enough enthusiasts and fans that are interested in such vehicles. One of the most famous world meeting of tuned vehicles is SEMA Auto show. There all fans can see their favorite models modified for different purposes. Even truck section is involved in it, and last show presented 2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck. This is racing off-road vehicle and it is build on same platform that was used for second generation of regular Ridgeline. Bothe exterior and interior are race-inspired, and there are many features in the cabin that was stripped from regular model. There are other modification on this Baja Race Truck.

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck – engine

Under the hood of the off-road race truck is a 3.5-l V6 engine. Tuned to give maximum power, it can develop 550 horses. Unit is product of Honda Performance Department, developed from HR35TT race powertrain that was used before on other cars. Now, it is modified, but 3.5-l unit kept same block and crankshaft. Finally there are other parts that boost performance, including ECU remap and HPD-designed intake plenum. New Ridgeline Baja Race Truck is using all-wheel drive system.

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck side view

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck – redesign

The 2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck is similar to its matrix, regular Ridgeline, but again, there are many differences between siblings. First of all, Race Truck has specific panels which improve aerodynamic. Then, we can see unique color scheme, with characteristic red and white parts and many sponsorship decals. On the front are horizontal light bars. Finally unique wheels are installed for best off-road skills.

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck rear view

2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck – interior

Inside the 2016 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck is totally different situation comparing to regular, second generation of Ridgeline. Cabin is stripped and modified in racing purposes. Many additional features that were there to improve comfort are gone. Finally we can see new navigation system and from safety accessories, few roll bars are installed, with Sparco racing seats.

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