We first saw the NSX GT3 back in March this year and it was sporting a mainly white livery but now, Acura has released the first official pictures of the GT3 before its North American motorsports debut and it looks glorious.
Carbon fiber as far as the eye can see, the custom bodywork was probably designed to keep the weight down. No matter the reason, we can all agree that the NSX GT3 is drool worthy, especially when the sun hits it just right while the car is racing down the GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, perfectly highlighting the carbon-fiber weave.
Besides the drool worthy body, Acura has equipped it with a large fixed rear wing, underbody diffuser, front splitter and canards, and bigger bonnet vents to help cool down the engine.
Paired with the new aerodynamic parts is a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, the same one used in the production vehicle. Everything from the pistons to its dry sump setup are the same. What is different between the two is the gearbox, the production NSX has a nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox whereas the GT3 mode is sporting a rear wheel drive six-speed sequential gearbox.
The NSX GT3 won’t be racing until 2017 and Honda has only announced their plans to race in North America Next year but, we can expect to see it compete in various international races since it is built to GT3 specifications and therefore eligible.
Hopefully they plan on taking this around to events for display since it shows the seriousness of Acura in making this into a true supercar since for a series like this you absolutely need a good base to start off of.