Acura Races to the Tracks with NSX GT3 Debut

Acura NSX GT3

Supporting the new super car’s premiere is an upcoming campaign scheduled for 2017 which will kick-off in North America

Acura has unveiled the NSX GT3. Supporting the super car’s launch is a campaign scheduled for 2017 which will kick-off in North America. Currently undergoing testing, the model is slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 class race car in the fall of 2016.

The newly presented variant features custom bodywork and aero components comprised of a large deck wing spoiler, underbody diffuser, and enlarged hood vents for efficient engine cooling. Made for the tracks, the vehicle is powered by a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine.

Matching the design specifications for the 2017 Acura NSX in production, the feature includes a block, heads, valve-train, crankshaft, pistons, and dry sump lubrication system. The said hardware will be paired with a 6-speed sequential-shift racing gearbox to deliver power to the rear wheels.

The NSX GT3 will utilize the production NSX’s ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with aluminium-intensive space frame, which will be produced by the Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, the exclusive manufacturing home for the new car.

“We’re looking forward to proving out its ultimate performance capabilities in GT3 racing. We’ll be working with the engineering teams in Ohio and Japan to bring our dream of a truly world-class new Acura NSX race car to fruition,” said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development.

The production 2017 Acura NSX rolls out in spring with serial production slated to begin in late April at the Performance Manufacturing Center. Customer order-taking commenced has commenced, with the launch of the NSX online configurator via the brand’s dedicated website.