Honda, via its US-based Acura brand, has revealed a GT3 race version of its NSX supercar that it intends to race in North America next year.
The car is powered by a tuned version of the 75deg 3.5-litre twin turbo from the standard car, complete with mostly standard internals, but there’s no mention of the nine-speed twin-clutch gearbox or the three electric motors that complete the standard car’s hybrid powertrain.
Instead, the car will use a six-speed sequential-shift racing gearbox and benefit from the weight saving brought by the removal of the electric motors and the battery that feeds them.
The 'aluminium intensive' chassis is close to standard, but the car will be rear-wheel drive only. It has a bespoke aerodynamic pack, consisting of a special front splitter, a large rear wing, an under-body diffuser and enlarged entry and exit vents for better engine cooling.