The Acura NSX GT3

The Acura NSX GT3We’ve heard rumors about an NSX Type-R in the pipeline but apparently Honda/Acura is pondering even more variants of their halo car platform. Racers, convertibles(?!) really everything a kid could want.

The NSX was launched this year with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 and three-electric motors, which together produce a total of 573 horsepower. A convertible variant of the NSX would likely use an identical powertrain system, but with either a retractable hardtop or removable targa top.

The report cites NSX project leader Ted Klaus who hinted that the engineering team was looking into new technologies to broaden the NSX’s performance horizon, following testing of a lightweight version that campaigned at the recent Pikes Peak hillclimb in Colorado. He noted it was “the general direction we wish to go” with the NSX, and said there was “an appetite for a [more pure, simplified version]” within Honda.

For now, we can only guess what races the Acura NSX GT3’s going to be jumping into. Acura will only say the car’s being used in North America, without supplying any details. Considering it was built to FIA GT3 standards, it’s not a stretch for Acura to enter it into events around the globe.

The Acura NSX GT3

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