With the all new NSX well into production, Acura has lifted the lid off its NSX GT3 racecar, announcing its intention to campaign the twin-turbocharged NSX supercar in North America starting in 2017.
The unveiled Acura NSX GT3 racecar features custom bodywork and aero components including a large deck wing spoiler, underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents for efficient engine cooling.
It’ll be powered by a 3.5-litre, twin turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine using the same design specifications as the engine in the production 2017 Acura NSX, including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system.
The twin turbo engine will be paired with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, delivering power to the rear wheels.
Initial development of the NSX GT3 was conducted by the company’s Japan race engineering arm with testing on race circuits in Europe and Japan.
The NSX is currently undergoing testing in Santa Clarita, California and slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 class racecar later this year.