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Honda NSX Concept-GT breaks cover

 Honda NSX Concept-GT breaks cover
Honda NSX Concept-GT 16.08.2013

To race at Suzuka

Honda has announced the NSX Concept-GT race car which will compete in the GT500 class of the Super GT Series fifth round this weekend at Suzuka.

As you would imagine, the racecar is based on the Acura NSX concept and complies with the 2014 regulations established by the Japan Automobile Federation regarding GT500 cars. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter mid-mounted inline direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine working together with a hybrid setup.

No further details were released, but we notice the addition of a wide body kit including a huge rear wing, a lowered suspension, a carbon fiber front spoiler lip, side vents and multi-spoke alloys shod in Bridgestone Potenza tires.

The road-legal Acura NSX is scheduled to go on sale in 2015, with production taking place in Ohio, United States.

Source: Honda

Honda has unveiled the NSX CONCEPT-GT, a racing machine to enter into the GT500 class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series* Round 5 “2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT” at Suzuka Circuit.

The NSX CONCEPT-GT is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports car that made its world debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

This vehicle complies with the 2014 regulations on GT500 vehicles set by the Japan Automobile Federation. Along with a mid-mounted 2.0 L inline direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo engine, the vehicle is equipped with a racing hybrid system.

Prior to today’s debut of the NSX CONCEPT-GT, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. showcased the running of a prototype NSX at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, the final day of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

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Comments (10)

 germncarfan germncarfan
If production ever came about it would depend on what led's the Audi's are sporting and than take that look as well. This has a lot of R8ish lines to it. I guess give credit though since this look has appeal and well, the rest of the Acura lineup is fugly at best imo.
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August 16, 2013 7:18 pm
 LeonidasBL LeonidasBL
If this car is to run in the DTM, what engine will it have there?
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August 16, 2013 11:19 am
 AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
The noise the current HSV-010 produce is just devine, The est racing shriek I've ever heard (yes, IMO better than the F1 V8). I really don't know weather a 2.0-liter mid-mounted inline direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine can ever come close to that, but given that it has to produce 500hp to compete(as per GT500 regulation), it needs to sound something godly.
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August 16, 2013 6:30 am
 Mikeado Mikeado
Isn't this a silhouette racer like current GT500 cars?
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August 16, 2013 6:28 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
At least we have an idea of what the lights are going to look like on the production car.
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August 16, 2013 5:45 am
 Cale24 Cale24
Cart before the horse Honda?
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August 16, 2013 5:37 am
 DBaskov DBaskov
The production version should look like this. Then people will criticism less harshly about spending over $120k for a car that hardly looks anything like the original NSX.
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August 16, 2013 5:25 am