Gentlemen racers can now order their Acura NSX GT3.
The Acura NSX is undoubtedly one of the best GTs available right now. Its 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, three electric motors, and nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox produce a combined 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Not a bad spec sheet. Shall we continue? It weights just 1,776 kilograms, has a top speed of 308 kilometres per hour, and sprints from 0-100 km/h in just three seconds.
This little gem of Japanese technology costs $189,900 for the road car in Canada. But today we're talking about an even more demonic beast: the race car, the Acura NSX GT3.
Selling for €465,000 (approx. $700,000 CAD), the NSX GT3 also has a mandatory purchase requirement of €90,000 ($134,000 CAD) worth of spares, collectively making the order cost of one about $834,000 here in Canada.
The racing car was developed by Honda Japan, Honda Performance Development, and JAS Motorsport.
"From the design of the road car, racing was taken into account, the competitiveness of the car was proven, and it was time to announce this global program," said Robert Watherston, Honda Motor Europe's Competition Manager.
Compared to the production version, the NSX GT3 gets a six-speed sequential gearbox and sees a massive loss in weight compared to the road car, tipping the scales at 1,240 kg.
This is a formidable beast that we can't wait to see battle on the track. It will be eligible to race at the following events:
-The Pirelli World Challenge and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series in North America
-The Blancpain GT Series and 24 Hours Nurburgring in Europe
-The Blancpain GT Series Asia and GT Asia Series
-The Super GT GT300 class in Japan
-The Australian GT Championship
-The Intercontinental GT Challenge