Acura unveils its new NSX GT3 challenger and plots American and European campaigns
Acura’s new NSX GT3 racer will make its competition debut next year after being unveiled at last week’s New York International Auto Show.
The new car, which has been developed jointly by Honda in Japan and its American brand Acura, will undergo homologation later this year with a view to racing in GT3 championships in America and Europe.
The car is being built at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio and will share its chassis with the road-going NSX supercar, which is due to launch in 2017. The GT3 will also share the road car’s 3.5-litre twin turbo V6 engine but will also have a six-speed sequential racing gearbox.
A test mule for the NSX GT3 has already been running at circuits in both Europe and Japan, with Honda Performance Development [HPD] looking after its homologation.
“We’re looking forward to proving the ultimate performance capabilities of the NSX in GT3 racing,” said Art St. Cyr, president of HPD.
“We’ll be working with the NSX engineering teams in Ohio and Japan to bring our dream of a truly world class new Acusa NSX race car to fruition.”
NSX GT3 will race in 2017