It’s been several months since the Acura NSX GT3 started began its competition life, and Acura Motorsports has now revealed an enhanced version of the race car. This is the NSX GT3 Evo, which will begin its assault on various race tracks around the world from 2019. Still based on the road-going NSX (also branded as a Honda in other markets), the updated race car now comes with revised bodywork, including a new front splitter, diffuser and rear bumper. These elements are said to help improve cooling, provide better balance, as well as reduce drag for higher top speeds. The powertrain also sees some improvements with new turbochargers for the 3.5 litre DOHC V6 engine, which Honda says provides better throttle response, boost control and fuel economy. Elsewhere, there’s improved hardware and calibrations for the car’s anti-lock braking system along with an upgraded Bosch display and data-logging unit. Customer racing teams will enjoy a 25% increase in engine life and … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo – track-only racer updated
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Acura's sinister NSX GT3 race car has come in for some updates and is now even faster and better handling than before. The NSX GT3, as the name suggests, is designed for GT3-spec competition. It made its debut in the 2017 motorsport season and in a short time has proven to be a formidable weapon on the track. The car is a multiple race winner in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's GTD class and is one of the main contenders for the Drivers', Teams' and Manufacturers' titles this season. It also has multiple wins in the Pirelli World Challenge and Super GT (GT500-spec). The updated car is known as the NSX GT3 Evo and is being prepared for the 2019 motorsport season. Among the updates are revised bodywork that includes a new front splitter, diffuser and rear fascia designed to reduce drag and thus enable a higher top speeds. The new bodywork also improves cooling and handling at the limit. No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing 2018 Acura NSX GTD competes in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura NSX GT3 made faster with new bodywork
The road-going Acura NSX isn’t the only version of Honda’s mid-engined supercar that’s being revised for 2019. The same stands for the racing version, which is dubbed the NSX GT3 Evo. Extensively updated for the racing season ahead, the new NSX GT3 Evo features a redesigned bodywork designed to reduce drag for higher top speeds, improve cooling of the mechanical components underneath, and enhance balance and drivability. The turbochargers are also new, and promise better throttle response and fuel efficiency, a crucial factor in endurance racing. The antilock brakes are also new, as are the interior electronics, all of which adds up to improved performance and lower running costs, according to the manufacturer. The changes are not unlike those recently applied by rival Audi to the R8 LMS and Lamborghini to the Huracan GT3 Evo. “We are extremely pleased to present the specification of the 2019 NSX GT3 Evo today,” said Honda Motorsport’s general … [Read more...] about Acura NSX GT3 Evo Racer Looks Even More Sinister For 2019
MARYSVILLE, Ohio – Acura Motorsports has confirmed that an enhanced Acura NSX GT3, designated the NSX GT3 Evo, will compete on race tracks throughout the world next year. Based on the race-winning Acura NSX production model, the latest evolution of the NSX GT3 features a number of important revisions aimed at delivering improved performance and reliability to customer racing teams. “We are extremely pleased to present the specification of the 2019 NSX GT3 Evo today,” said Masashi Yamamoto, general manager, Honda Motorsports. “While the car has already won in some of the world’s most prestigious GT3 series, we believe in constantly improving our products and providing the best possible equipment and support for our customers. “Through the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Program, an international collaboration between a number of Honda’s technical partners, we have been able to combine expertise on a global level to define a set of upgrades for … [Read more...] about Acura Confirms Launch Of NSX GT3 Evo
Autobild put together a slideshow forecasting various convertibles due to arrive from 2018 to 2023. The long-prophesied Acura NSX roadster graced the first slide, reportedly prepped for market launch later this year at a price of 200,000 euros. That's about 13,000 euros more spendy than the hardtop, a relative bargain. Don't call your Goldman private banker yet, though — that Autobild slide is likely as close as any of us will get to said roadster this year. We've been doing the hokey pokey with the droptop NSX for at least six years now. In 2012 an eager enthusiast corps thought a European patent might have revealed the convertible supercar, only to realize it was Acura protecting Tony Stark's screen gem in The Avengers (pictured). In 2016, Autocar reported that Honda viewed the NSX as a platform for experiment and tests of developing technology that "help [Honda] understand where the brand is going." Those brand explorations meant Honda was "contemplating convertible, … [Read more...] about Acura NSX roadster finally on its way this year?