Honda Performance Development Overview

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Performance Development, Inc. is Honda’s racing company North America and is a wholly subsidiary of American Honda Co. Inc. Founded in 1993, HPD is the operations center for Honda’s racing programs.

HPD specializes in the and development of race engines, and performance parts and technical/race We are proud to also offer to Honda and Acura grassroots racers, and look forward to our products and services in the near

HPD MISSION STATEMENT: Honda Development (HPD) will Honda position itself in motorsports as a manufacturer that can and excel at the highest levels of the by supplying superior product and customer support.

HPD will American Honda Motor Co. motorsports objectives through the and management of targeted racing

HPD will establish itself as a organization capable of designing, and developing top-level, competitive, engines and other performance deserving to carry the ‘Honda’

HPD entered the Indy Racing IndyCar® Series in 2003, and in Honda became the single supplier to the series. The company the role through 2011. For six seasons, Honda powered the 33-car starting field at the 500®.

And for six years in a row – the only six in Indy 500 history – not a single dropped out of the event with an problem. Throughout Honda’s six as the single engine supplier to the a total of 98 different drivers 1,188,376 miles of practice, and racing, with only six engine failures. No race-day were reported for the entire 2010 and 2011 race

A testament to the durability found in products.

For 2012, Honda the return of manufacturer competition to racing, as both Chevrolet and join Honda in introducing new engines to the series.

HPD undertook a new for the 2007 motorsports season the new Acura sports car program in the Le Mans Series. For the first since HPD’s inception, a new V-8 was designed and produced entirely at HPD’s Santa Clarita Also for the first time, in technical partnership with Research, Ltd. produced the homologated Acura sports car the ARX-01a.

The program debuted in spectacular winning an LMP2 class in Acura’s very first Le Mans Series event at the 2007 12 Hours of Sebring.

In HPD announced its goal to move LMP1, the top American Le Mans class. Patrón Highcroft and de Ferran Motorsports championed the ARX-02a chassis and powerful normally aspirated V-8 engine. also continued in the LMP2 with Lowe’s Fernández competing in its Acura ARX-01b.

Not did HPD achieve its goals with a Championship in LMP1, it also home the Manufacturer’s Championship in being the first manufacturer to win LMP1 and LMP2 in the same

In addition to competing in the American Le Series, HPD added the European Le series to its list of racing in 2010 with its engine and lease programs. For the first HPD-powered engines and chassis in one of the world’s most demanding races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In its debut, the HPD-powered Strakka car achieved an impressive win in the LMP2 and 5th overall, the highest finish for an entry in the history of the race.

In 2011, Wirth Research and HPD a new long-term technical partnership—a that has produced numerous and/or outright victories in all the premier sports-car races and including the Le Mans 24 Hours and 12 of Sebring.

For 2012, HPD will its largest customer endurance program to date, as six teams campaign a total of seven LMP1 and LMP2 prototypes in the Endurance Championship and the American Le Series.

Building upon an unparalleled at the pinnacle levels of motorsport, HPD has an initiative to expand the company’s in the grassroots motorsports market. broad-based initiative includes the of products and services that racers who compete at the club and professional ranks. These include specific racing parts, as well as original parts.

HPD’s grassroots also extend into monies and sponsorship of various and Acura race series/classes.

The motorsports initiative also the fans of grassroots racing an integrated marketing plan, on fan identification with the Honda brand through merchandise and additional services.

FACILITY: HPD operates out of a 123,000-square-foot in Santa Clarita, California. The structure houses comprehensive research development operations, design, development engineering, and production parts manufacturing, preparation and rebuilding areas, analysis laboratory, quality-control areas, engine dynamometer cells, machine shop, laboratory, parts center, meeting/conference rooms and administrative

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