Honda’s mysterious entry for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was a big surprise for us.  The car Honda enter was even more of a surprise!  Its a Honda Odyssey Minivan!!

The minivan will be driven by IndyCar racer Simon Pagenaud. The minivan was created by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and will compete in the Exhibition class.

Given its racing ambitions, the model was equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 532 bhp and 460 ft-lb of torque. It will send power to the ground via a six-speed transmission and a limited-slip differential sourced from an Acura TL.

The minivan has also been equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 19-inch BBS wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. There’s also a stripped out interior with race seats, a sport steering wheel and a full roll cage.