Names like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche will soon have a new rival breathing down their necks in the GT3 racing scene as Acura had recently taken the covers off their new race machine. The race car mentioned here is none other than the new twin turbocharged NSX GT3 which is currently undergoing testing and is scheduled for homologation as an FIA GT3 class race car.
“The NSX was designed as a pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Craft Performance, and we’re looking forward to proving out its ultimate performance capabilities in GT3 racing,” said Art St. Cyr, the president of Honda Performance Development. “We’ll be working with the NSX engineering teams in Ohio and Japan to bring our dream of a truly world-class new Acura NSX racecar to fruition.”
The NSX had received some GT3 treatment that you would usually encounter like upgraded aero which includes a large rear spoiler, underbody diffuser, front splitter, and enlarged hood vents for “efficient engine cooling”.
However, those are not the only changes made as the GT3 variant of the NSX will be ditching the hybrid system and the all-wheel drive setup. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine however will remain in place, including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system. The engine will be paired to a six-speed sequential-shift racing gearbox that sends all the power to the rear wheels.