Acura shows its hybrid-less NSX GT3 on a wet track

Acura shows its hybrid-less NSX GT3 on a wet track image

The Japanese automaker has decided to get down and dirty during an enticing photo shoot that included hot commodities as the carbon fiber NSX GT3 racer and a wet track.

The Acura NSX GT3 is preparing for its 2017 competition debut and before that happens it needs to lap the circuits a few times to get the hang of it. Following the official introduction of the track-ready model during the New York Auto Show, the automaker is showing the vehicle right at home on the track, where it wants to demonstrate why it decided to keep the biturbo V6 but chose to get rid of the hybrid components. Since the North American 2017 season is just around the corner, the NSX GT3 will be wearing the sponsors decals soon – so this might be a unique chance to see how the raw carbon fiber body looks. With that dark color and low profile we can assume the NSX is just another stealth jet fighter – but we actually know better.

It has a very low front splitter, huge rear wing and a bigger diffuser to make sure it will stick to the track instead of taking off, even in those wet conditions. There’s also a bigger hood vent to keep the 3.5-liter biturbo V6 frosty. This is a modified version of the stock supercar’s engine and this time around it only powers the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission, as it lacks the hybrid parts. The automaker is currently in the process of final homologation at FIA and just like the standard supercar this GT3 version will also be manufactured at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

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