British team will race its new NSX at Brands Hatch this weekend
2 November 2009

A newly-built Honda NSX race car will compete in this weekend’s Britcar race at Brands Hatch.

The unique NSX has been built to comply with the Britcar Production regulations and it successfully completed its shakedown at Snetterton last week.

See the hi-res pics of the new Honda NSX race car

The car has been prepared by Colchester-based John Danby Racing and it will be driven in the two races on 7 November, one of which is at night, by Vicki Butler-Henderson, James Barclay and David Fenn.

John Danby, team principal, said: “The uniqueness and advanced technology involved in this project presented several new challenges and we are pleased to debut this exciting car at the last event of the 2009 season.”

Features over the standard car include upgraded brakes, dampers and tyres, while engine control and data-logging capabilities including GPS, Fly by Wire and live feed video also feature.

Last week, Honda announced it was axing its iconic NSX from the Japanese Super GT championship after 13 years of competing.

Honda NSX racer axed

During its time racing in the series - Japan's top class for GT cars - the NSX-GT has won the driver and team championships, in 2000 and 2007. The car has also sat on pole 49 times and won 36 races.

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