The public test debut will take place during the Pirelli World Championship practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Piloting the race car will be development driver Peter Kox on Thursday, July 28 from 8:50 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT and Friday, July 29 from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT. The Acura NSX GT3 is slated for homologation as an FIA GT3-class race car this fall as it gets ready to compete beginning next season.
Over the course of the race weekend, the race car will also be on display in the paddock of RealTime Racing, Acura’s development partner for the GT3 program. The Acura NSX GT3 is powered by a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine and uses the same design specifications as the production model.
“Based on a very successful test program, we’re taking the next logical step in seeing how we stack-up against the competition,” said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development. “Mid-Ohio seemed like the perfect opportunity, given the demands it places on a racecar and its proximity to NSX R&D and manufacturing.”