Acura Automobiles: Acura TLX GT Race Car To Debut At Detroit Grand Prix

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Acura Canada

  • Racing focus for new 2015 Acura TLX
  • Will run in rarely rival GT difficulty
  • Single-car entrance for RealTime Racing and motorist Peter Cunningham

Acura Motorsports currently announced that a new 2015 Acura TLX GT will make a Pirelli World Challenge foe entrance during a May 30-June 1 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix double-header foe weekend.

To be campaigned by prolonged time Acura Motorsports partner RealTime Racing, a new TLX GT will pierce Acura into a tip difficulty of a Pirelli World Challenge, confronting foe that includes a Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.

“The foe in a 2014 Pirelli World Challenge is incredible, though Acura has never shied divided from clever competition, in a marketplace or on a foe track,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President, Product Planning and Logistics, American Honda. “The 2015 Acura TLX is a loyal oppulance foe sedan, so it is wise that a automobile be raced opposite several of a healthy competitors, and even some up-market brands, in a Pirelli World Challenge.”

Developed from a prolongation Acura TLX by HPD, a racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a Acura TLX GT Race Car will underline HPD framework and aerodynamic opening tools authorized for Pirelli World Challenge competition, and will be powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, grown by HPD from a routinely aspirated, prolongation TLX oppulance foe sedan. It will implement all-wheel drive, as found in Acura’s SH-AWD system.

RealTime Racing, a many successful group in Pirelli World Challenge history, will primarily margin a singular Acura TLX GT for owner/driver Peter Cunningham, with a second automobile to be combined during a after date.

RTR has raced and won with both Honda and Acura products for some-more than dual decades. Since entering a Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing-sanctioned World Challenge array in 1993, RTR has scored a record 85 foe victories on a approach to 14 Manufacturers’ Championships and 14 Drivers’ Championships.

“In a 27 years of racing Hondas and Acuras, we have grown a transparent bargain of what it takes to win races and championships,” RTR group principal Cunningham said. “In 2014, a Pirelli World Challenge GT difficulty looks to be some-more rival and different than during any time in a story of a series, and we demeanour brazen to a hurdles that distortion ahead. We will be operative tough to rise a new TLX GT into a winning package. That’s what we adore to do.”

About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 as a opening arm of American Honda, to spearhead a company’s entrance into Indy automobile racing. No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in Indy cars, that includes 204 foe victories, 15 drivers’ championships, 6 manufacturers’ championships and 9 uninterrupted Indianapolis 500 victories (2004-2012). In 2013, Honda powered maestro Scott Dixon to 4 foe wins and a 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship; and Tristan Vautier to array Rookie of a Year honors.

HPD’s antecedent racing efforts have resulted in some-more than 60 victories and mixed American Le Mans Series championships. The company’s sports-car racing entrance in 2007 during a 12 Hours of Sebring noted a initial win for HPD’s LM-V8 engine and a initial for a Honda racing engine designed and grown outward of Japan. HPD won a LMP2 pretension in a initial 2012 World Endurance Championship and has twice won a LMP2 difficulty during a 24 Hours of Le Mans given 2010. In 2013, HPD and Honda again swept a LMP1 and LMP2 manufacturers’, engine, group and drivers’ championships in a American Le Mans Series; while HPD-equipped Strakka Racing claimed a LMP1 difficulty win during a 24 Hours of Le Mans for private group entries.

HPD participates in foe on both dual wheels and four. The association offers a finish line of foe engines for cars from weed roots to pinnacle; for professional, pledge and entry-level racers. For some-more information about HPD and a company’s racing and Street Performance product lines, greatfully revisit http://hpd.honda.com.

For photographs of a Acura TLX GT Race Car, go to:
http://www.hondanews.com/channels/acura-automobiles-tlx/releases/acura-tlx-gt-race-car-unveiled-at-north-american-international-auto-show/photos/the-2015-acura-tlx-gt-race-car

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