Acura carmakers haven’t equipped NSX racing model by a hybrid power unit

April 17, 2016 at 21:47

Within 2016 New York Motor Show, Acura Company has introduced sports NSX that has been manufactured for auto racings of GT3 category. This sports modified version is deprived of the hybrid power plant. There is installed just 3.5-liter dry sump V6 twin turbocharged engine which is proposed for the NSX production version debuted in January 2015.

Acura NSX GT3 model for auto racing picture

Acura NSX GT3 model for auto racing picture

The designers have left some elements untouched such as valves, pistons, crankshaft and a cylinder block. The coupe is a rear drive model because of the absence of electro motors on the front axle. As for the gearbox, there is installed six-speed sequential transmission instead of nine-step automatic. In addition, the NSX GT3 model is supplied by a racing aerodynamic body kit and larger air intakes, extended front splitter and a large rear wing. The car manufacturing will be established in Acura factory located in the US that is the same place, where they will produce the NSX production version.

The side view of NSX GT3 sports version photo

The side view of NSX GT3 sports version photo

These days, Acura NSX GT3 coupe is being tested in California. The Company also wants to make some tests in Europe and Japan. The racing coupe homologation will be held this autumn and in 2017 it will be released for participation in the North American Championship among modified versions.

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