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Acura NSX GT3 Race Car Testing - Photo: Supplied

Acura NSX GT3 Race Car Testing – Photo: Supplied

The Acura NSX GT3 will be available to markets outside of North America next year after a successful season so far in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.

The NSX GT3 has taken two victories in the GTD class and the announcement comes off the back of Acura’s partnership with Penske for its DPi program. The JAS Motorsport developed car will have a starting price of €465,000 ($682,000 AUD).

The production-based 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 racing engine is built at the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio, alongside the production based example. The racing engine uses the same design specifications as the production NSX, including the block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system. A six-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox delivers power to the NSX GT3’s rear wheels, with final assembly taking place at JAS Motorsport in Italy.

Acura NSX GT3 Race Car Prototype Interior

“We are extremely pleased with the progress and success of the NSX GT3 in our inaugural season,” said Art St. Cyr, President of HPD. “Winning at Detroit and Watkins Glen, two very different circuits, in this highly competitive class illustrates the breadth of capabilities of the NSX GT3. We look forward to seeing the car in Victory Circle at tracks around the world in 2018 and beyond.”

“We’ve intended to compete at the highest level since the NSX was just a sketch on a pad,” added Jon Ikeda, Acura Vice President and General Manager. “To see the NSX GT3 winning races and now available for racers and track enthusiasts to enjoy around the world is a major milestone for the second generation NSX, the Acura brand and the global development team that made it possible.”

The Blancpain GT Series and the Super GT GT300 class are on the Japanese marques main target, but it will be eligible for next year’s Australian GT Championship.

The Acura NSX GT3 on track - Photo: Supplied

The Acura NSX GT3 on track – Photo: Supplied

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