Do you want the thrills of being in a GT racer but still want an NSX? Well now you can!
Honda has announced that there will be a GT3 version of the infamous NSX available that customers can buy. Honda have worked together with JAS Motorsport and Honda Performance Development to produce the born and bred racer which will be on sale globally in 2018.
It’s already got a good reputation to, being a multiple race winner in it’s first season of the IMSA SportsCar Championship in the US. It also conforms to many of the FIA’s race events including:
The Blancpain GT Series, Nurburgring 24 Hour race in Europe
The Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA SportsCar series in North America
The Blancpain GT Asia Series and GT Asia championship
Super GT’s GT300 class in Japan
The Australian GT Championship
Intercontinental GT Challenge
So you have plenty of choice.
The production-based 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 racing engines are built alongside their production vehicle counterparts at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, USA. 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, while a state-of-the-art chassis and aerodynamic package finishes off the NSX’s striking appearance.
The exposed carbon fibre, race-ready NSX GT3 is offered for sale at a starting price of £416,108 as delivered by JAS Motorsport. I mean, if you have four hundred thousand pounds to play with it’s definitely a fun toy.
Honda are also very proud of this technological terror!
“Honda are extremely proud to launch the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Programme,” said Robert Watherston, Head of Motorsport at Honda Motor Europe. “We have already seen the quality of the car proven by its victories in the USA and its ability to convincingly lead the Daytona 24 Hours on its series debut. With the customer support of Honda, JAS Motorsport, HPD and Mugen, we look forward to seeing the NSX fighting for victory in the most prestigious GT3 races in the world in 2018 and beyond.”
“The NSX GT3 has been created to compete at the highest level,” said Alessandro Mariani, CEO JAS Motorsport. “It blends cutting-edge GT3 race technology with a beautiful and efficient design and the very latest in FIA safety specification. We have already seen the car become a winner in the USA and we are now ready to offer it for sale around the world for racers to enjoy.”
So what do you think of Honda’s new GT3 racer that we can all buy?