The new generation Acura is already looking ahead towards motorsport trophies and as such the Japanese luxury automaker has presented the rear-wheel drive NSX in GT3 livery that will make its racing debut next year.

The second generation NSX is now looking towards a glorious patch in the racing circuit arena which is why the manufacturer has presented it in racing livery – GT3 configuration – during the ongoing New York International Auto Show. Compared to the street-legal version the NSX GT3 features a much more aggressive body with a massive rear wing and an underbody diffuser. It also packs bigger hood vents to cool down the biturbo 3.5-liter V6 that was snatched from the standard model. Acura has tipped the engine will use the same exact design and specifications, though the GT3 racecar will use a six-speed sequential-shift transmission instead of the nine-speed automatic gearbox.

The “normal” NSX uses an all-wheel drive system but the GT3 racer will make do with the classic rear-wheel drive layout and also eschews any sort of electrical assistance. The same guise could hit the hotter NSX Type R in the years to come but we’re still not convinced the fan base will win this over. The NSX GT3 is in the process of development, testing, and final homologation to comply with the FIA GT3 global racing specifications, with the racing debut to take place sometimes in 2017.


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