Acura has released the first official images of the NSX GT3 racecar being driven on track.
Unlike the production car’s complex hybrid AWD powertrain, the GT3 version of the NSX will use the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine alone, sending its power to the rear axle via a six-speed sequential racing gearbox.
The V6 engine itself though features pretty much the same design specs with the one in the road car, including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system.
As you would expect from a GT3 racecar, there is now a custom bodywork with an aggressive aero agenda including a huge rear wing, an underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents. The naked carbon of the specific example just makes it even cooler to these eyes, but then every racecar falls into sub-zero levels of coolness.
Acura says that the NSX GT3 is slated for homologation this fall, with the car’s initial development taking place in Japan before further testing and final preparations being undertaken by the company’s North American Honda Performance Development.
The new Acura NSX GT3 will campaign in North America from 2017.