Acura has announced that the Acura NSX GT3 race car is going to make its public debut today during the Pirelli World Challenge practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX GT3 will be driven by development driver Peter Kox, during practice sessions on the 2.25-mile, 14-turn road course today and tomorrow.
The Acura NSX GT3 is slated for homologation as an FIA GT3-class racecar this fall, in preparation for North American GT racing competition beginning in 2017. The race car features custom carbon fiber bodywork and aero components, but its 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 uses the same basic design specifications as the production NSX.
"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."
Last month Acura also announced that it has produced an all-electric version of the new NSX that raced at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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