Acura Automobiles: Road Car vs. Race Car: Acura Pits NSX Supercar Against Racing Counterpart, a NSX GT3 Evo

Posted on 10. Jul, 2019 by in Acura Canada

  • New video from Acura starring racer Trent Hindman highlights similarities and differences of prolongation NSX and race-bred NSX GT3 Evo
  • NSX and NSX GT3 Evo any get their start in Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center and share around 80 percent of their member parts
  • Acura and a NSX GT3 Evo now lead a IMSA GTD Manufacturers’ Championship; Hindman leads a Drivers’ Championship

A new video from Acura explores a attribute between a Acura NSX supercar and a race-winning counterpart, a NSX GT3 Evo. Currently #1 in a IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) indicate standings, NSX GT3 Evo motorist Trent Hindman of Meyer Shank Racing demonstrates a particular approaches to opening of a twin cars in 0-60 runs, braking tests, ease-of-use evaluations and, of course, ultimate path times during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The prolongation NSX showcases a strengths as a supercar designed to run with a world’s best exotics, while a NSX GT3 Evo demonstrates a chops as a purpose-built, razor-sharp foe machine. Hindman’s conclusion: a NSX was innate to be done into a shining foe car.

 

Born to Race
One peek tells we a prolongation NSX and NSX GT3 have many in common. After all, GT foe standards need foe cars to say many of a same extraneous impression of their prolongation counterparts. But a similarities are many some-more than skin deep. In fact, while a twin are indeed singly skinned – a prolongation indication with aluminum and combination panels, a GT3 dressed primarily in unprotected CO fiber – they share some-more than 80-percent of their underlying member parts, reflecting a fact that racing was an essential partial of a devise from a beginning stages of a NSX development.

“We knew from a opening that a second era NSX would be tested during a top boundary on track,” pronounced Ted Klaus, who served as tellurian growth personality for a second era NSX and was recently named boss of Honda Performance Development, a North American foe engineering arm of Acura Motorsports. “Competitive racing was an essential care during NSX development, that shabby vicious decisions we done per a car’s elemental design.”

A Foundation for Speed
The largest and many foundational common member is a NSX’s ultra-rigid, lightweight, aluminum-intensive space frame, that a GT3 uses in foe but poignant modification. In conceptualizing a NSX physique structure, engineers were keenly wakeful that well-developed acerbity was essential to a opening of NSX, enabling a pointy and evident responses to motorist inputs and amplifying a capacities of a hybrid energy section and electric torque vectoring system.

The NSX and NSX GT3 Evo space frames are fabricated during Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio1. The PMC is a initial plant in a automotive star to implement 100-percent robotic MIG welding for physique construction. In this singular approach, 8 high-precision robots are used in unison with specifically designed rotisserie-style jigs to request 860 MIG welds with implausible precision. The PMC also monitors peculiarity variances in a space frame’s toleration down to a breadth of a tellurian hair.

A Tale of Two Power Units
A subsequent era supercar is estimable of a subsequent era powertrain. The NSX highway automobile combines a bespoke 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and world’s usually 9-speed twin purchase delivery (DCT) with a 3 engine Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, operative in unison to furnish 5732 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. Unlike other hybrid supercars, not usually is electric energy used to fill a “torque well” of a turbocharged engine, a NSX’s front-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU) is able of delivering both certain and disastrous torque exclusively to a front wheels. In this respect, a prolongation NSX stands alone in a star of supercars past and present: a usually outlandish regulating electric motors to raise each component of energetic opening – acceleration, braking and cornering.

By contrast, a NSX GT3 Evo, in gripping with a rear-drive-only requirement of GT3 competition, eschews a prolongation model’s hybrid componentry, relying only on a easily mutated chronicle of a prolongation model’s 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. Like a NSX body, a NSX’s bespoke engine was designed from a opening to support racing applications, and a GT3 engine is remarkably identical to a street-able counterpart, regulating a same pattern specifications as a engine in a prolongation NSX, including a block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system. The foe engine is interconnected with a six-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, delivering energy to a back wheels. Both a NSX highway and foe engines are meticulously palm fabricated by a tiny organisation of master technicians in a purpose-built trickery during a company’s engine production plant in Anna, Ohio.

NSX GT3 Winning Globally
Since a entrance in early 2017, a NSX GT3 and GT3 Evo have tackled some of a world’s many iconic GT races, including a 24 Hours of Daytona and Spa; a 12 Hours of Sebring; Petit Le Mans; and a FIA GT World Cup in Macau. Currently, a NSX GT3 Evos campaigned by Meyer Shank Racing in a IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship lead a points for both Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ Championships in a GTD class. In a Blancpain GT World Challenge America series, a NSX GT3 Evo has warranted 6 pro-am wins with 3 opposite teams (3-Racers Edge, 2-RealTime Racing, 1-Gradient Racing). Around a world, a NSX GT3 Evo driven by Autobacs Racing Team (ARTA) leads a GT300 category in a Japanese Super GT array with twin lectern finishes. Additionally, a NSX GT3 Evo has competed in a Blancpain GT Series Asia, China GT Championship, name events in a Intercontinental GT Challenge, a Blancpain GT Sports Club and GT Series in Europe, and a ADAC GT Masters in Germany.

About Trent Hindman
At 23 years old, Trent Hindman has already enjoyed an enviable racing career. Beginning during age 8 racing karts during a internal and informal level, a New Jersey local eventually grown into a inhabitant karting champion by 2008. In 2010, he done a transition into racing regulation cars, eventually apropos a target of a Team USA Scholarship in 2011, followed by a top-five run in a 2012 USF2000 championship. From there, Hindman graduated to sports automobile racing, and in 2014 became a youngest motorist to win a Michelin Pilot Challenge championship during only 19 years old. Hindman assimilated Meyer Shank Racing for 3 races in 2018, pushing a NSX GT3 to second-place finishes during Daytona and Petit Le Mans. This year, Hindman and co-driver Mario Farnbacher now lead a IMSA GTD driver’s championship, uninformed off a new feat during Watkins Glen.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to Evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of a 6 Acura models sole in North America are done in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1. Using domestic and globally sourced parts.
2. Maximum Total System Power and Torque
3. Final USD banking acclimatisation pricing determined during agreement signing; Ex Works JAS Ex Works JAS Motorsport Arluno MI, Italy
4. Actual car foe weight varies per array regulations

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