Acura Automobiles: Acura Unveils NSX GT3 Racecar in New York

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in Acura Canada

  • Twin turbocharged NSX supercar to debate in North American foe starting 2017
  • NSX slated to bear homologation this tumble as an FIA GT3 category racecar
  • Racecar physique to be built by a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, a disdainful prolongation home to a all-new Acura NSX supercar; engine to be constructed in Anna, Ohio

Acura took a wraps off a NSX GT3 racecar now during a 2016 New York International Auto Show, announcing a goal to debate a twin-turbocharged NSX supercar in North America starting in 2017. The NSX is now undergoing contrast and slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 category racecar this fall.

The denounced Acura NSX GT3 racecar featured tradition bodywork and aero components including a vast rug wing spoiler, underbody diffuser and lengthened hood vents for fit engine cooling. The NSX GT3 will be powered by a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine regulating a  same pattern specifications as a engine in a prolongation 2017 Acura NSX, including a block, heads, valvetrain, 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 will implement a prolongation NSX’s ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material physique with aluminum-intensive space frame, that will be constructed by a Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, a disdainful prolongation home for a new Acura NSX. Its twin turbocharged V-6 engine will also be made in Ohio.

Initial growth of a NSX GT3 was conducted by a company’s Japan competition engineering arm with contrast on competition circuits in Europe and Japan. Additional development, contrast and final homologation to FIA GT3 tellurian racing specifications is now being undertaken by a company’s North American competition engineering group, Honda Performance Development (HPD), in Santa Clarita, California.

“The NSX was designed as a apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance, and we’re looking brazen to proof out a ultimate opening capabilities in GT3 racing,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, boss of Honda Performance Development.  “We’ll be operative with a NSX engineering teams in Ohio and Japan to move a dream of a truly world-class new Acura NSX racecar to fruition.”

The Acura NSX GT3 automobile will join 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 LeMans manufacturer, motorist and group championships in both a LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Acura now campaigns a span of TLX GT cars with Real Time Racing in a Pirelli World Challenge.

The prolongation 2017 Acura NSX launches this open with sequence prolongation slated to start in late Apr during a Performance Manufacturing Center. Customer sequence holding commenced on Feb 25, 2016, with a launch of a NSX online configurator during NSX.Acura.com.

About a Acura NSX

Created to move a new sports knowledge to a supercar segment, a next-generation Acura NSX hurdles required beliefs about supercars, with cutting-edge and world-first technologies. Much as a initial era NSX did a entertain century ago, a 2017 NSX breaks a mold by a first-of-its-kind Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ energy unit, a multi-material physique structure, modernized aerodynamics and a cockpit that supports opening pushing on each turn but sacrificing comfort. The 2017 Acura NSX is a usually supercar designed, grown and made in a U.S. with prolongation exclusively during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio with domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Acura

Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance by modernized product pattern and innovative technologies like Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®). On Mar 27, 2016, Acura will applaud 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 Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. This spring, Acura will launch a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

For More Information

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