Acura presents the NSX GT3 racecar

By CARSIFU | 8 July 2016


LOS ANGELES: Acura has released official images of the highly anticipated NSX GT3 racecar that'll spearhead the brand in its North American racing campaign from next year onwards.

It wasn't long after its near-production NSX won its North American racing debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack 2 class.

Acura NSX GT3 Racecar


The company is now hard at work to prepare its twin-turbo charger for homologation as an FIA GT3 class racecar by outfitting it with lightweight carbon fibre bodywork at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan in the United States.

The NSX GT3 racecar features custom bodywork and aero components including a large deck wing spoiler, underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents for efficient engine cooling for its 3.5-litre, 75-degree, twin-turbo DOHC V6 engine.

Acura NSX GT3 Racecar


The engine is effectively the same as the one found in the production Acura NSX - including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system, which is managed by a six-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox before sending it to the rear wheels.

The NSX GT3 is produced by the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, the exclusive manufacturing home for the new Acura NSX, along with the engine,

Acura NSX GT3 Racecar
Initial development of the racecar was conducted by the company's Japan race engineering arm with testing on race circuits in Europe and Japan.

 

Additional development, testing and final homologation to FIA GT3 global racing specifications is currently being undertaken by the company's North American race engineering group, Honda Performance Development (HPD), in Santa Clarita, California.

"Building on the very solid foundation of the production NSX, we're making steady progress in our development and looking forward to campaigning the GT3 racecar next year," said Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr.

Acura NSX GT3 Racecar
Acura NSX GT3 Racecar

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