Acura un­veils its new NSX GT3 chal­lenger and plots Amer­i­can and Euro­pean cam­paigns

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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

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