With a successful bout at Pikes Peak, taking home the Time Attack 2 class win, Acura has even more plans in store for its new NSX supercar; tracks, and lots of them. Pictured here, the newly-revealed NSX GT3 is slated to take on the FIA GT3 class this fall.
With a new deck wing spoiler, an underbody diffuser, and some nice, big hood vents, the NSX GT3 looks absolutely menacing. Not to mention it went completely bare for the photoshoot, wearing nothing but carbon fiber skin.
But looks are only half of what makes the NSX GT3…well, the NSX GT3. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 found under the hood uses many of the same components found on the road car—block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, etc—but does so with the addition of a 6-speed, sequential racing gearbox, sending power strictly to the rear wheels.
Acura NSX GT3 Racecar
Keeping things close to stock is all part of Acura’s master plan. Engineers want to prove that not only the NSX a serious competitor on the track, but on the road as well:
“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 race car next year,” said president of Honda Performance Development, Art St. Cyr.
Expect to see the new NSX GT3 on the track this fall, leading up to a full homologation for the 2017 season.