Acura Automobiles: Acura TLX GT Race Car Unveiled At North American International Auto Show

Posted on 15. Jan, 2014 by in Acura Canada

Acura Motorsports currently pulled a wraps off a new 2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car during a North American International Auto Show, announcing skeleton to pierce adult to a GT difficulty of a flourishing and rarely rival Pirelli World Challenge Championship.

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 2015 Acura TLX is a loyal oppulance foe sedan, so it is wise that a automobile be raced opposite several of a healthy oppulance competitors in a Pirelli World Challenge,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President-Product Planning and Logistics, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Acura and Peter Cunningham’s RealTime Racing classification have a prolonged story of success together, and we demeanour brazen to adding to that tradition with a Acura TLX GT foe automobile in 2014.”

Developed from a prolongation 2015 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 Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).

The Acura TLX GT Race Car will be campaigned by Wisconsin-based RealTime Racing, a many successful group in Pirelli World Challenge history. Established in 1987 by owner/driver Peter Cunningham, RTR has raced and won with both Honda and Acura products. Since entering a Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing-sanctioned World Challenge array in 1993, a group 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 25-year story of a series. RealTime has competed successfully in this difficulty before, and we demeanour brazen to a hurdles that distortion ahead. With a assault of these world-class GT-3 competitors fasten a fray, we will be operative tough to rise a new TLX GT into a winning package. But 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. 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 automobile 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.

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