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Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Aug 2017 News

Japan’s hybrid twin-turbo V6 supercar now has an even more ‘super’ sibling

Honda NSX GT3 race car side profile

Last year the Honda NSX took us all by surprise as a car that signalled the return of Honda’s performance car ‘mojo’.

The 2018 Civic Type R has helped in that regard too, but both cars will pale in comparison to the motorsport juggernaut that is the Honda NSX GT3 race car.

Honda NSX GT3 race car frontThe GT3 racer will feature a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 just as the road car does, though without the hybrid gear, and will have its output tuned to comply with FIA standards per each race.

Honda (or Acura in the US) says the GT3 car was part of the plan from the beginning of the NSX project.

Honda NSX GT3 ACURA rear“When the second-generation NSX was approved for development, its engineers put pen to paper with racing in mind,” Honda says.

“The production car and its GT3 sibling were created in tandem with a shared vision: a sophisticated supercar with bare-knuckles racing chops.”

The chassis of the GT3 car is primarily the same as the road-going NSX, though Honda says it’s ben tuned differently and is bestowed “with the addition of a multi-link double wishbone suspension and lightweight aero trim”.

Honda NSX GT3 chassisThough the GT3 car is available for purchase, the price tag is hefty at €465,000 ($690,000 dollarydoos), and Honda (or Acura) is being rightly picky about who it backs.

“Acura will only consider a partnership with racing clients who demonstrate the financial and management resources necessary to field an exceptional program. HPD, in return, will assist each NSX GT3 client with trackside support to help reach the podium.”

Oh, and that comes with a mandatory spares pack. Another $134K, please.