The Japanese automaker is sending its NSX GT3 racer to SEMA, but being unable to go on public roads means the company also deployed a 2017 MDX and a matching, custom trailer.
The GT3-enabled NSX will be joining Acura’s lineup for SEMA on a bespoke trailer created by Acura in collaboration with the Jimmy Shine Workshop. The matching trailer even has stylistic choices inspired by the racer, but also gets some design elements from the 2017 MDX doing the towing. The NSX GT3’s roll cage was used for inspiration when constructing the trailer’s perimeter chassis, while the 20-inch wheels have been taken directly from the facelifted three-row MDX family hauler. The latter also has a few bespoke touches – with the most obvious being the livery designed in conjunction with the one on the NSX GT3.
It also packs a sportier suspension lowering the ride height by one and three quarter inches, black wheels taken from the Acura Genuine Accessories, brake calipers with orange accents and a front splitter painted to match. The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 is rear-wheel drive only and ditches the hybrid arrangement – also getting a six-speed sequential gearbox. The racer will start performing in 2017 and arrives at SEMA to be present for the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge driver announcements.