Honda has announced that an enhanced NSX GT3, designated the NSX GT3 Evo, will compete on racetracks throughout the world in 2019.
Based on the ultra-popular NSX production model, the latest evolution of the multiple race-winning NSX GT3 features some significant revisions aimed at delivering improved performance and reliability to customer racing teams around the globe.
“We are extremely pleased to present the specification of the 2019 Honda NSX GT3 Evo today,” said Masashi Yamamoto, general manager, Honda Motorsports.
“While the car has already won in some of the world’s most prestigious GT3 series, we believe in continually improving our products and providing the best possible equipment and support for our customers.
“Through the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Program, an international collaboration between many Honda’s technical partners, we have been able to combine expertise on a global level to define a set of upgrades for the latest version of the NSX GT3 that will benefit every one of our customer teams worldwide.”
The car has revised bodywork, new turbos, uprated ABS, and an upgraded Bosch display and data-logging unit.
These improvements will also be available as Variant Supply (VF) to retrofit to existing NSX GT3s.
Honda claims that the new car and the “Evo” updates will make the car cheaper to run, due to the increased efficiency of the updated parts.
At the heart of the new car is the proven 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engines, that is built alongside their production-vehicle counterparts at the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, USA, and uses the same design specification, including the block, heads, valve train, crankshafts, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system.
Several racing modifications to the car, including a six-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, state-of-the-art chassis and aerodynamic package, and the very latest in FIA-standard safety systems, complete the ultimate mid-engined GT3 racer.
As with the current NSX GT3 racer, chassis originate at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, USA. Final assembly is completed by JAS Motorsport in Milan, Italy.
As part of the NSX GT3 Customer Racing Program, Mugen and Honda Performance Development (HPD) are responsible for technical and sales support in Japan and North America, respectively, while JAS Motorsport has responsibility for vehicle support in the rest of the world.support in the rest of the world.
I think that this is one of the most rad looking GT racing cars out there right now. It looks like something straight out f the pages of an Anime comic book. Bravo Honda, bravo.