2019 Acura NSX GT3 made faster with new bodywork
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
The powertrain, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 related to the unit in the road-going NSX, features new turbochargers and boost control, which Acura said helps to improve throttle response as well as fuel economy. The transmission remains a six-speed sequential unit.
The final updates include improved hardware and calibrations for the anti-lock braking system, and an upgraded Bosch display and data-logger.
For teams already running an NSX GT3, an upgrade package will be offered that will add many of the updates featured in the Evo version.
All NSX GT3 race cars originate at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, where the road cars are built. Final assembly of the race cars is handled by JAS Motorsport in Milan, Italy, however.
BMW’s about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company’s 7-Series-based B7 is one of...
2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018 German prosecutors served Audi a $927 million fine for violating diesel emission regulations in Europe. Specifically, the fine pertains to 6- and 8-cylinder diesel engines that did not comply with emissions laws, Reuters reported Tuesday. The massive fine prompted Audi to cut key financial performance...