The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 is Set to Become Legendary Among Race Cars

October 7th, 2016 by

The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 has finally been unveiled to Port Washington and Manhasset drivers after years of waiting for the next iteration of this excellent race car. We’ve seen previews, concepts, and teases aplenty over the years, and we’re pleased to say that the finished product is able to live up to even our loftiest expectations.

The Street NSX

2017 Acura NSX GT3 RainyBefore you come to appreciate the 2017 Acura NSX GT3 as a race car, you have to take a look at the street model around which it has based. With the taut, sleek lines that feel like a classic Italian supercar, the NSX is simply jaw-dropping, and it provides one of the most phenomenal powertrains around.

This thrilling supercar utilizes a hybrid powertrain that uses three electric motors. Two are mounted on the front axle while the third sits between a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5L V6 and the transmission system. This is a layout similar to the electrifyingly popular Porsche 918 Spyder, and drivers from Port Washington and Manhasset can expect to enjoy many of the benefits they’d expect from the Porsche.

The result is up to 573-hp, so this is a vehicle that has clearly been designed to set pulses racing. An advanced all-wheel drive system comes standard, as does a sophisticated nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system.

The Race Car

The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car might look more or less than same, but it’s a different beast entirely when you look beneath the hood. It comes without the hybrid system; instead, all power comes from the V6 and is sent solely to the rear wheels instead of using all-wheel drive. There’s also a six-speed sequential gearbox in place of the road car’s nine-speed. However, the same block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons, and dry sump lubrication system remain.

Modifications to the body are also present, though not quite as recognizable. You’ll be able to notice larger hood vents to cool the engine, a large rear wing, and an underbody diffuser.

The 2017 Acura NSX GT3 Race Car is Breaking the Mold

It would be hard not to get excited about the 2017 NSX GT3 race car, so we’re not even going to try to dull our enthusiasm. If you’d like to find out more, just contact one of the team here at Rallye Acura today.

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