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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2016, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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NSX GT3 Hitching A Ride Behind The MDX To SEMA



Most people would assume the NSX GT3 gets ferried from one location to another in a truck, but for its trip to SEMA the NSX GT3 will be towed on a trailer by a 2017 MDX.
The automaker plans to reveal their driver lineups for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

We don’t know the exact specifications of the racing NSX, but it’s most likely lighter than the road-going model with custom body panels and lack of a battery or motors. What is evident is the increase in power and speed as Acura has made a few changes to what was once a base NSX; additional aerodynamic components like larger hood vents, underbody diffuser and rear wing.

Inspired by the racing NSX’s roll cage, a custom trailer that was created by Acura Design and the Jimmy Shine Workshop, the NSX GT3 will be towed by a 2017 MDX that’s wrapped in matching livery and sporting its own customizations.

“SEMA is an opportunity to have some fun with customization concepts, and our approach this year is to showcase Acura’s performance direction by literally connecting our GT3 racing program to our production models,” said Jon Ikeda , Acura’s vice-president and general manager.

The SUV looks to be riding on lowered suspension with 20 inch wheels and Acura has added a few other features including tinted windows, black-out suspension components, orange brake calipers, and a carbon fiber front splitter. Assuming that there’s only one occupant in the MDX and it’s a 4WD model with ATF cooler, it should be able to tow 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) which is enough to tow the average 1725 kg NSX.

SEMA is set to begin on the first of Novmber, so we can expect to see the NSX GT3 and MDX combo roll down the red carpet then.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 10:58 AM
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Does that splitter on the MDX look like it's sitting very far lower than the bumper is... like it's not even attached ?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 11:20 AM
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the splitter is just sitting very low, barely off at the ground from the looks of it. That's probably to give it a more track orientated look to match the NSX GT3. What makes it look weird is the dropped splitter without doing the same to the sides and rear.



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2016, 11:40 AM
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So that's what the MDX and trailer got. In addition to a matching white paint scheme with orange and black accents, the SUV wears a massive front splitter that looks like a shelf stuck close to the ground. It's the only aero modification on the vehicle, and it just looks silly, what with the massive gap between the base of the bumper and the splitter itself. There aren't any performance modifications on this SUV either, except the lowered suspension, so the only thing the splitter is likely to do is break off on the first mildly steep driveway it comes across.
Acura's MDX SEMA concept took the wrong parts from the NSX GT3 - Autoblog
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