Want to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? You'd better bring the right machinery.

And that's just what Acura is doing this year.

The Japanese luxury marque is coming out in force with no fewer than five entries –

and it's supplying the pace car, too. None of them are gunning for the outright record in

the top Unlimited Class, mind you, but it's a pretty impressive array of machinery that could make for an even more victorious showing than last year.

And it starts with a brand new MDX crossover built just for the occasion.