- Acura Motorsports and Michael Shank Racing group will entrance during a Rolex 24 in January, take partial in a 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
- Driver lineup facilities Graham Rahal, Andy Lally, Katherine Legge and Mark Wilkins in a #93 Acura NSX GT3; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ozz Negri, Jeff Segal and Tom Dyer to expostulate #86
The two-car Michael Shank Racing bid in a 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will underline distinguished “mirror image” black, grey and white graphics on a team’s span of Acura NSX GT3 entries.
The #86 car, commemorating Acura’s 30th anniversary given a investiture in 1986, will have a black nose, vanishing to a grey cranky induce settlement before giving proceed to white during a rear. The #93 group car, representing 1993, a year HPD was founded, will retreat a tone pattern, with a white front finish transitioning to a black back deck.
Acura’s abounding birthright of success in sports automobile racing is reflected in a design. Splashes of orange, a normal tone for Acura Motorsports dating to a company’s initial epoch of IMSA foe in a 1990s, and green, indicating that a cars are GT Daytona category entries, finish a striking package on both cars.
“The entrance of a Acura NSX GT3 during a prestigious Rolex 24 will symbol a lapse of a Acura code to IMSA sports automobile competition,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, boss of Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Acura Motorsports. “We’ve directed to competition a NSX in North America given a automobile was usually a blueprint on paper, and we couldn’t some-more vehement than to entrance during Daytona.”
MSR group principal Michael Shank has also suggested a motorist lineups for any of a team’s dual Acura NSX GT3 racers.
Second-generation racer and IndyCar Series competition leader Graham Rahal will join array regulars Andy Lally and Katherine Legge in a #93 NSX GT3, assimilated by continuation racer Mark Wilkins.
The team’s #86 Acura will underline Indy 500 and IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay alongside full-season drivers Jeff Segal and Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri, Jr.; with Tom Dyer completing a continuation competition lineup.
All 8 drivers will take partial in a Jan 6-8 “Roar Before a 24”, IMSA array open exam before to Jan 28-29 Rolex 24 during Daytona International Speedway, a opening turn of a 12-race 2017 WeatherTech Championship.
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, Ohio1.
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 6 particular models – a RLX premium, oppulance 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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1Assembled in a U.S. regulating domestically and globally sourced parts