Acura Automobiles: Acura Showcases Performance & Racing Spirit during SEMA

Posted on 28. Oct, 2016 by in Acura Canada

  • Display to underline NSX GT3 competition automobile atop a matching, tradition built trailer, towed by 2017 Acura MDX sporting an NSX GT3-inspired racing livery
  • NSX GT3 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge drivers to be announced during SEMA on Nov. 1
  • Driver Meet-and-Greet during a Acura SEMA Booth 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1

Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance and motorsports resurgence will browbeat a arrangement during a 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 1-4. The Acura NSX GT3 competition car, that will make a North American racing entrance in 2017, will be featured on an NSX-inspired, custom-fabricated trailer, towed by 2017 Acura MDX wrapped in a relating racing livery. Building on a opening theme, Acura’s GT3 racing partners, Real Time Racing and Michael Shank Racing, will announce motorist lineups for a 2017 Pirelli World Challenge and 2017 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship on Nov. 1. A 2017 Acura NSX supercar featuring factory-installed facilities and options as good as a 2017 TLX sedan with a new GT Package will finish a vaunt space.

“SEMA is an event to have some fun with customization concepts, and a proceed this year is to showcase Acura’s opening instruction by literally joining a GT3 racing module to a prolongation models,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura.

Custom NSX GT3 Trailer
The tradition NSX GT3 trailer is a corner partnership between Acura Design, led by Dave Marek, Acura’s Executive Creative Director, and a Jimmy Shine Workshop. The trailer incorporates pattern elements of both Acura vehicles, including a fringe framework desirous by a NSX GT3’s hurl enclosure and 20-inch appendage wheels adopted from a 2017 MDX, as good as regulating play and a back spoiler evocative of a redesigned MDX.

The entirely organic trailer facilities twin hydraulic pumps powered by a 12-volt battery element that lift and reduce a bed. The trailer is 112 inches far-reaching and usually over 23 feet in length and is powder coated in Pearl White to compare a MDX and a NSX GT3.

“We spent hours in CAD pattern formulating a rolling, themed theatre for a NSX GT3 competition car,” pronounced Shine. “This is a ‘next-generation’ trailer that is totally tradition to a NSX GT3 as good as a MDX.”

2017 Acura MDX
The 2017 Acura MDX towing a NSX GT3 is wrapped in a relating racing clothing and underwent serve modifications including:

  • Lowering a front and back by one and 3 entertain inches
  • Adding black-out cessation components
  • Orange accented stop calipers to compare a NSX GT3
  • Acura Genuine appendage 20-inch black rims and tires
  • Tinted windows
  • Installing a draw package with bumper, electrical and delivery cooling package  
  • Fabricating an NSX-themed brazen reduce valance “splitter” in a CO fiber hang with orange fact on a fringe

“We wanted to move out a opening cues in a MDX to not usually element a competition automobile and trailer, though to showcase a totally tradition Acura competition experience,” pronounced Marek. “SEMA is a good forum to pull pattern and artistic bounds and this arrangement evokes Acura’s opening direction.”

The 2017 Acura MDX raises a diversion with confidant new extraneous styling, incomparable circle and tire options and an stretched element of reward facilities and technologies, including customary AcuraWatch™, that creates MDX a initial oppulance SUV to offer a extensive apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies customary apparatus ( – AcuraWatch).

The new MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, reflects a new Acura pattern instruction including a adoption of Acura’s confidant and particular new solid pentagon grille. It also facilities a some-more sculpted hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye™ headlights. The outcome is a some-more “executive athletic” coming for Acura’s class-leading oppulance SUV. Additional styling updates embody new chrome rocker row trim, a revised back fender and movement ornament and a lapse of manifest twin exhausts with splendid finishers.

Acura NSX GT3
The Acura NSX GT3 competition automobile facilities tradition bodywork and aero components including a back wing, underbody diffuser and lengthened hood vents for fit engine cooling. The NSX GT3 is powered by a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine regulating a same pattern specifications as a engine in a prolongation 2017 Acura NSX, including a block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system. The engine will be interconnected with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, delivering energy to a back wheels.

The NSX GT3 utilizes a prolongation NSX’s ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material physique with aluminum-intensive space frame, that is constructed by a Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, a disdainful production home for a new Acura NSX. Its twin-turbocharged V6 engine will also be made in Ohio. Acura products are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

The Acura NSX GT3 competition automobile will supplement to a abounding bequest of Acura sports automobile racing campaigns and championships, including a 1991, 1992 and 1993 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer and motorist championships, and a 2009 American Le Mans Series manufacturer, motorist and group championships in both a LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Acura recently finished a final debate of a span of Acura TLX GT cars with Real Time Racing in a Pirelli World Challenge.

Acura TLX GT Package
Commemorating Acura’s racing heritage, a TLX oppulance sports sedan can now be customized to broach an even some-more assertive and sporty coming with a new TLX GT Package, available on TLX models during Acura dealers nationwide.
Reflecting Acura’s abounding bequest in sports automobile racing, including a usually finished debate of a TLX GT competition automobile in a Pirelli World Challenge, a TLX GT Package includes a back decklid spoiler, front spoiler, side sill garnishes and back underbody spoiler, along with an discretionary 19-inch Diamond Cut circle and tire kit.

The atmospheric five-passenger TLX delivers a mix of sports-sedan athleticism and reward oppulance refinement. TLX models broach a latest iterations of Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), next-generation Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), and Agile Handling Assist (AHA).

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About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an strange proceed to record and pattern that creates a new pushing experience. On Mar 27, 2016, Acura distinguished a 30th anniversary of a launch as a initial oppulance nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup facilities 5 particular models – a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. This spring, Acura launched a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.


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