Now it’s official! Acura has released the first fresh shots of its new racecar in the run-up of its debut. First pics have been shot at GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, Michigan, as Acura is getting ready for homologation in the FIA GT3 class in early fall. The NSX GT3 is for real expected to come out in North America next year, but, according of the luxury carmaker’s press release, the racecar is set to roll, so it’s merely a matter of time before this twin-turbo striker attacks the track. The stunner is reported to be manufactured at the Performance Manufacturing Center, Ohio, USA.
As you may remember, Acura unveiled the NSX prototype at the International Auto Show in New York to confirm its participation in racing. However, in contrast with the 2017 Acura NSX, precise-engineered and equipped with a hybrid powertrain, the GT3 racecar comes with a 3.5-litre DOHC V6 at the heart. All the power makes a beeline for the rear wheels through a six-speed gearbox, instead a nine-speed unit in the road-going NSX model. On the outside, it’s all about aerodynamics, in bare carbon fiber, to drop weight. The model features the custom bodywork, extended hood vents and a mammoth rear wing.