If all the buzz around the return of the base model NSX doesn’t already have you excited enough, Acura’s unveiling of the NSX GT3 Race Car will certainly get your blood pumping. Debuting at the New York international Auto Show, this beastly model is currently undergoing testing but is slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 class race car this fall. Needless to say, enthusiasts were both awestruck and curious as to how this concept performs.
The GT3 sees reworked NSX aesthetics that features custom bodywork and aero components that include a large deck and spoiler, underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents for cooling. And it’s a good thing too since this beaut houses a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine pushing out 573 hp. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox that delivers power to the rear wheels. And where else to build such a fine engine than the United States. That’s right, everything from the NSX’s ultra-rigid and lightweight body with aluminum-intensive space frame to its twin-turbocharged engine will be produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. Right now prices look to start at 160,000. [Purchase]