Acura released details on the exotic NSX GT3 before it campaigns North America next year. The NSX GT3 is slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 class racer this fall, upon completing a round of development circuits in the United States. The twin-turbocharged beauty was undergoing testing recently at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan.
“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 Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development.
Acura motorsports ran a near production NSX at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack 2 class. The vehicle won it’s North American debut, interesting enough.
The Acura NSX GT3 further cements Acura’s presence in the racing world. Campaigns like the 1991, 1992, and 1993 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer and driver championships, and the 2009 American Le Mans manufacturer, driver, and team championships in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes are milestones for brand. Photo: Acura
The Acura NSX GT3 boasts a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin turbocharged DOHC V-6. The engine specifications match the production 2017 Acura NSX, including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons, and dry sump lubrication system. Body and aerodynamic characteristics include a large deck wing spoiler, underbody diffuser, and enlarged hood vents for better cooling.
The Acura NSX GT3 is mated to a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox. Power is sent to the rear wheels. Photo: Acura
Design & Manufacturing
The Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, the home of the new NSX, produces the NSX GT3. The aforementioned twin turbocharged V-6 is also assembled in Ohio with domestic and globally sourced parts.
Initial development of the NSX GT3 was done by Acura’s Japanese race engineering team. They conducted testing on race circuits across Europe and Japan. Additional testing, development, and final homologation to FIA GT3 global racing specifications is underway at Acura’s North American race engineering group, (Honda Performance Development), in Santa Clarita, California.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.
Acura NSX GT3 Gallery
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