On the eve of the car’s attempt to win an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title in GT Daytona at Road Atlanta, Acura introduced the next generation of its NSX GT3 racer.
The first major update to the car since it competed for its first time in late 2016 includes revised bodywork, new turbochargers, an improved anti-lock braking system, and an upgraded Bosch display and data-logging unit.
The bodywork enhancements are evident in a new front splitter, diffuser and rear bumper which will combine to reduce drag, raise top speeds, improve cooling and increase drivability for both amateur and professional drivers.
Improved throttle response, boost control and fuel economy will come standard with newly built NSX GT3s as a result of the new turbochargers which can be retrofitted to existing cars, along with the other updates.
Acura predicts the 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 racing engines, built alongside their production NSX counterparts in Ohio, will experience a 25-percent increase in lifespan and greater component durability as a result of the evo package. Reduced running costs are also anticipated by the manufacturer.
Participating in the full WeatherTech Championship season — and aiming for the 2018 GTD title — with Meyer Shank Racing, the Acura NSX GT3 has also been competitive in Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series Asia, ADAC GT Masters, Japanese Super GT and Intercontinental GT Challenge competition.