HPD Desert Racing Truck to Preview the 2017 Honda Ridgeline at SEMA?

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2012 Honda Pilot desert racing Trophy Truck (6-cylinder Unlimited class winner)

The next generation Honda Ridgeline has been long-time coming. The previous generation of the Ridgeline has wound down the sales. Honda first announced the upcoming new Ridgeline in December of 2013. Then we saw one rendering of the new pickup at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

First 2017 Honda Ridgeline teaser from 2013.

The 2015 SEMA Honda press conference is scheduled for 9:35 a.m. PDT on Nov 3, 2015. This is the place for Honda’s next step in off-road racing with the full support ofHonda Performance Development (HPD) division. The company is unveiling the Ridgeline Desert Racing Truck. Honda says the racing truck will “offer a first look at the styling direction of the highly anticipated 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup.” Our best guess is the truck will share design cues and many components with the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Twin-turbo HR35TT V6

The Ridgeline desert racer will feature a twin-turbocharged Honda HR35TT V6 engine, Albins ST6 sequential transmission, Fox racing shocks, and General Grabber tires. Honda is entering the truck into the SCORE Baja 1000 race in November.

This is an interesting development. It will mark the Honda’s first factory off-road entry into the SCORE Baja 1000 that takes place Nov 20-21, 2015.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline – second teaser

TFLtruck is going to the 2015 SEMA show and we will bring you all the news on this desert racers and all other hot news from the show.

Check out some of our coverage from 2014 SEMA show.