A brief bit of seat time in Honda’s Baja bad ass: The Unlimited Ridgeline

We thought we were just there to watch… and then Honda let us jump in the driver’s seat of this rad race truck! We got invited out to a test day with the Honda off-road racing team led by Jeff Procter.

The vehicle? Honda’s Unlimited Ridgeline, which was being prepped to take on the Baja 1000. Competing in Class 7, the Unlimited Ridgeline is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.

There’s a sequential gearbox, a ton of travel, 37-inch tires, and awesome noise. I didn’t know I was going to get to drive the truck. That’s why we only have a handful of camera angles.

But hopefully this gives you a brief peek at what it’s like to pilot such a bad-ass rig.

4 Comments

  1. No last call tonight, it seems, but I have an off topic question. Could someone please tell me what the shooting brake is that Princess Anne is driving in S3E9 of The Crown on netflix, when she’s singing Bowie?

    1. I’ve not been watching the crown, but given that “Princess Anne had one y’know” seems to be the most cliched bit of trivia everyone seems compelled to mention about them, I can only assume it’s a Reliant Scimitar – yes, the same people that made those funny three wheelers (and the four wheel Reliant Kitten). It’s your typical UK cottage industry car maker recipe – Steel chassis, glassfibre body, Ford Capri V6 running gear.
      https://www.driving.co.uk/s3/st-driving-prod/uploads/2018/01/reliant-scimitar.jpg

    2. I’ve not been watching the crown, but given that “Princess Anne had one y’know” seems to be the most cliched bit of trivia everyone seems compelled to mention about them, I can only assume it’s a Reliant Scimitar – yes, the same people that made those funny three wheelers (and the four wheel Reliant Kitten). It’s your typical UK cottage industry car maker recipe – Steel chassis, glassfibre body, Ford Capri V6 running gear.
      https://www.driving.co.uk/s3/st-driving-prod/uploads/2018/01/reliant-scimitar.jpg

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