Although new Acura NSX is still fresh model, company is planning some tuned and upper trims for fans of the sport cars. That means we could see soon new racing vehicle from factories of this Honda’s company. At the latest car show in New York, 2017 Acura NSX GT3 was presented. This is somehow already seen, since company launched similar models in 1993 and 2009. If this happens, new GT3 could replace LMP1 and LMP2 classes, currently used in some championships. Track testing is on the way in Europe, Japan and USA.
2017 Acura NSX GT3 drivetrain
Standard NSX is producing massive output. We have some information about its drivetrain, but total output is unknown. The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car is going to use 3.5-l 75-degree V6. This twin-turbo DOHC engine is more powerful than base unit used for regular model. Same engine is used by road model, but some additions, specific to racing cars are added. Powertrain of the new NSX GT3 is mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift racing transmission box. With it, expect big numbers on output end, probably reaching 600 hp.
2017 Acura NSX GT3 redesign
The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 is based on regular model, so we can see a lot of similarities. However, for race car, hood has larger vents that improve cooling of the drivetrain. Grill is also changed, and designers decided to use the same headlights as 2016 NSX. Air dam of GT3 model is taller, and it also gets larger front spoiler. This provides better stability at high speeds, and race model could go over 190 mph. Mirrors are smaller and differently positioned comparing to road model. Side skirts are smooth, which improve aerodynamics. There are differences on rear end also, including corners of the fascia, bottom and rear diffuser. Large spoiler couldn’t be unnoticed.
2017 Acura NSX GT3 price
If you are not satisfied with regular model, there is a way to purchase improved 2017 Acura NSX GT3 version for yourself. Pricing was not released yet, but we can say that race car could be priced nearly as its main competitor, Porsche 911 GT3 R, available for $480,000.