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NightWing 07-02-2016 04:13 PM

Acura NSX GT3
Not too sure if there was a thread on this. But, I'll just post the pictures here. Definitely old news but it gives us something to look at and hopefully the aftermarket can replicate some parts on it so we can throw em' on ours ? I just love that diffuser with the exhaust cutout section and possibly the rear louvers


RedNSX 07-04-2016 10:01 AM

Yup, there is already a discussion about it here: https://www.nsxforums.com/forum/2016-...-race-car.html

NightWing 07-05-2016 09:22 AM

Ah terribly sorry about that. Hopefully a moderator or someone can remove this thread then

FastAndFurious 07-05-2016 10:09 AM

It's fine really, I think the NSX GT3 is a thing of beauty but they just need to remove the over sized logos from the hood and the roof. No idea why Acura decided to go that route.

Also, the rear diffusers juts out a bit too much for my liking.

jdmnsx 07-05-2016 11:59 AM

Well you have to think about it how they're probably thinking about it and that is in racing you want logo's, brand names, etc to be clearly visible and clearly that's achieved with the massive Acura emblem and name.

NightWing 07-05-2016 03:44 PM

Definitely all about branding and advertising, especially in racing. With the 10s of millions put into these race teams as well, it's a huge deal lol

RedNSX 07-07-2016 09:45 AM

We may have a long wait before seeing the NSX GT3 race. It may have an end-of-year race debut in the U.S but they wan't to make sure the car is competitive enough first before racing it. I don't think we'll see it until probably next year.

Shawn 07-07-2016 01:20 PM

Well.. that's unfortunate. I'm looking really forward to seeing it perform.. Or do they at least have testing videos ?

RedNSX 07-08-2016 09:46 AM

They're committed to either PWC and/or the WeatherTech Championship competition but specific details of their 2017 hasn't been released yet. At least for now we have pictures of the track NSX GT3.

NightWing 07-08-2016 03:43 PM

Apparently they're going to be getting rid of the electric motors to comply with GT3 rules and regulations

Shawn 07-09-2016 08:20 PM

Yup, it'll make it really interesting to see how the NSX deals with corners especially now. Without the front motors to aid in pulling in and out, it should change the dynamics quite drastically

NightWing 07-10-2016 01:22 PM

It'll definitely be lighter though, and with the added aero, it should still hold the front end down well, I don't think they'll have too much of an issue on it. I just want to see how it'll hold up to the likes of the other manufacturers

|\|SX 07-11-2016 06:06 PM

It also depends on so many other variables like tires, suspension, just about everything and we don't know a lot of it. But of course, as you can imagine they invested a lot to ensure it will do its job as best as it can.

These cars aren't cheap, some get around the $500,000 mark, maybe more.

Shawn 07-12-2016 08:58 AM

I think there's a lot more than that, considering the amount of research and development needed. One off parts, the whole nine yards when it comes to these motorsports.

|\|SX 07-12-2016 02:17 PM

I wouldn't doubt that at all. Plus it take whole teams to make this happen along with all the resources they require. All that aside from the engineering, research and development side of things.

NightWing 07-13-2016 10:12 AM

Exactly.. everybody up and including the coffee runners are all on a payroll. That and the price of the vehicles of course. For example, purchasing a Camaro and using it for GT3 compared to purchasing a Lamborghini or McLaren and using it for GT3 lol

Shawn 07-13-2016 02:29 PM

These teams definitely go through millions in expenses, but hey, that's what motorsports is all about. Tons of money thrown in, sometimes all disappears within the first lap..

RedNSX 07-14-2016 10:02 AM

There's plenty of sponsors to go around and foot most of the bill. That's why we see race cars slathered in logos.

Was looking at the WeatherTech Championship competition general summary and cars race in four classes:

Prototype (P)
Prototype Challenge (PC)
GT Le Mans (GTLM)
GT Daytona (GTD)

Which class would the NSX be in?

|\|SX 07-14-2016 03:26 PM

It would be interesting to see how much comes from sponsors compared to the car maker, but fact is for the car maker its another form of R&D since often what they discover here benefit a production version of that model or models lower than it. Plus Acura has been boring for a while, little things like this help to show they're ready to be serious again.

Shawn 07-18-2016 04:59 PM

It won't be Prototype or Prototype Challenge as they use completely different body styles. If the car is set up for GT3, They could qualify for the GTLM and GTD though I believe

NightWing 07-19-2016 09:26 AM

FastAndFurious 07-19-2016 09:50 AM

Maybe the GT3 will race in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category. This one features cars that are based on production models but are heavily engineered for more performance. This way, Honda can show off what they can do to the NSX in the future.

NightWing 07-19-2016 09:58 AM

It would be intense if they came out with an NSX LM ;)

|\|SX 07-19-2016 04:14 PM

It wouldn't be the first time a Japanese car maker did it. Nissan did something on a production level for the R33 GT-R. Depending on how the NSX as we currently know it does in sales, we could see some special versions come to market.

But at this point its hard to say what Acura could do, if they'll delve into developing various models or just stick to a few.

RedNSX 07-20-2016 09:52 AM

All we can look forward to now is the NSX GT3 racing next year. Who will it be competing against?

FastAndFurious 07-21-2016 09:34 AM

Nick Robinson told Autocar that the GT3 will affect the future development of the NSX!


"What works well on the track will inform future iterations and updates of the street car and vice versa."
So i'm guessing if some changes to the platform performed spectacularly then it could make its way to the next gen NSX.

NightWing 07-21-2016 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by RedNSX (Post 39234)
All we can look forward to now is the NSX GT3 racing next year. Who will it be competing against?

V12 Vantage GT3
Bentley Continental GT3
M6 GT3
Cadillac ATS-V.R
Callaway C7 GT3-R
SaReNi Camaro GT3
Viper GT3
Ferrari 488 GT3
Ginetta G55 GT3
Huracan GT3
Reiter Gallardo R-EX Extenso
McLaren 650S GT3
GT-R Nismo GT3
911 GT3R

RedNSX 07-22-2016 09:54 AM

Weird that something like the Bentley Continental is going to race against a sports car like the NSX. Isn't it a luxury coupe designed for comfort?

NightWing 07-22-2016 10:18 AM

It is, but with the right modifications, it'll fit right in. Remember, they're all subjected to stay within certain parameters when it comes to power, weight, tires, etc. to try and get them as close to even as they can.


Engine: 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, repositioned to the rear of the engine bay, Motorsport engine management system
Max Power: Up to 600 bhp unrestricted
Oil System: Dry sump
Transmission: Rear wheel drive, Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, racing clutch, steering wheel mounted paddle operated pneumatic gear shift
Drivetrain: Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential
Suspension: Double wishbone suspension front and rear, four-way adjustable racing dampers
Weight: <1300 kg
Weight Distribution: 52 : 48

|\|SX 07-22-2016 12:57 PM

The Porsche 911 will be the most interesting one to look at compared to the NSX since in a way they are sort of like each other, just that with the NSX you don't have some of the elegance that comes with a 911, especially these days.

NightWing 07-22-2016 04:58 PM

I'm not sure why but I want to say put the NSX up against the Vantage. Both have that sort of streamline set up

|\|SX 07-25-2016 04:13 PM

It would be a good comparison even just to see where one does better than the other. Plus if you look at pricing it could also come down to which one might be better for someone spending $xxx,xxx

NightWing 07-26-2016 10:22 AM

For sure ! There are pretty much within the same price ranges so it'll give people alternatives to look at whilst seeing them perform.

RedNSX 09-22-2016 10:13 AM

Heard the NSX GT3 will be run by Michael Shank in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship!

Shawn 09-22-2016 10:28 AM

Nice ! Michael Shank is a very well seasoned racer. Been racing since 1989

|\|SX 09-22-2016 06:58 PM

would be great if they can get him on film talking about the NSX GT3 and his thoughts on the regular NSX since we are the sort of demographic that information is relevant to, and if there's anything Acura needs more of with the NSX these days its motorsports involvement.

RedNSX 09-23-2016 10:02 AM

That means the NSX GT3 will benefit from the Michael Shank Racing team including the engineers and mechanics. Unless they aren't allowed to make drastic adjustments to the vehicle.

NightWing 09-23-2016 11:07 AM

I just checked up on this and it says Michael Shank is driving the Honda Ligier JS P2 because he's racing the Prototype Class


|\|SX 09-23-2016 12:15 PM

I thought that would be running a hybrid, if that was the case then it might have been something to keep an eye on due to the whole trickle down effect that happens from motorsports to production.

NightWing 09-26-2016 09:34 AM

But it isn't... so I guess irrelevant ? lol

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