Acura NSX GT3 to make its public debut in Ohio

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.

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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.

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Related: Acura to race an all-electric NSX at Pikes Peak

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.

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“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.

Source: Acura