The Acura NSX GT3 racecar, a new racer that has gone through numerous redesigns and tests since it was announced years ago, has had a successful test program and held a surprise public test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington on July 28 and 29.
Development driver Peter Kox piloted the NSX during practice sessions on the course, which is 2.25 miles long and has 14 turns. Acura called this the “next logical step” after a successful test program and hoped to see how the new NSX would measure up against competitors.
— Peter Cunningham (@PD42ACURA) August 1, 2016
The Acura NSX GT3 features custom carbon fiber body work and comes with a twin turbocharged V6 engine. It is made of a multi-material frame that is produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio, and the engine is produced at the Acura plant in Anna, Ohio.
The NSX GT3 is slated to be approved for FIA GT3 global racing specifications this fall and will be driven in the North American GT racing competition in 2017. The NSX GT3 is the latest part of Acura’s GT motorsports program, which had two Acura racecars in the Pirelli World Challenge that took place on July 29 and 30.