Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype Reveal Video

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 21, 2017

According to the DPi rules, the manufacturers are allowed to use only one of the four approved prototype chassis. "Next came aero and wind tunnel model testing, and time for the engineers to have their say", Marek recounted.

The team's first drivers will be Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron, with the second car's drivers yet to be named. Unlike the standard V8 ORECA auto, the Acura is powered by a twin-turbocharged AR35TT V6 engine, which is based on the V6 fitted to Acura's road cars, including the MDX SH-AWC.

Although the Honda NSX is badged an Acura in America, the brand isn't exactly known for its racing prowess. "It's been an exciting process". Joining Acura in next year's IMSA event will be Team Penske, the professional stock racing and open wheel racing team founded by Roger Penske. Additionally, Team Penske's IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves has also been linked to the Acura and Penske's lineup.

The Japanese race auto will be on display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and then make its way to the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The 2018 Acura RLX is the most sophisticated and best performing Acura sedan ever, with Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) technology, shared with the NSX supercar, that creates a powerful and precise driving experience unmatched in the segment. The newly revealed 2018 Acura RLX is expected to go on sale later this year. Needless to day, a win there would be a tremendous swan song for one of the greatest drivers of his generation, and would cement his name in the annals of racing history forever.

The new racing auto will make its race debut this coming 2018 Daytona 24 Hours event in January 2018. Acura and HPD swept all prototype championships in the 2009 American Le Mans Series; and won the North American Endurance Championship manufacturers' title in 2016.

HPD's Acura and Honda engines have recorded 78 race wins at endurance sports vehicle races around the world, with 70 of those victories coming in the HPD-developed line of sports prototype cars. That's the same AR35TT that's made appearances in race-winning cars tracks like the aforementioned Sebring and Daytona, but also- critically- at the 24 Hours of LeMans and the World Endurance Championship (WEC). "Most recently, we've won with the new Acura NSX GT3". Team Penske now competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and NASCAR XFINITY Series.

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