Unlike the production car’s complex hybrid AWD powertrain, the GT3 version of the NSX will use the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine alone, sending its power to the rear axle via a six-speed sequential racing gearbox.
The V6 engine itself though features pretty much the same design specs with the one in the road car, including the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system.
With 2 near factory specification 2017 Acura NSX hybrid supercars, and one experimental 4-electric motor torque vectoring monsters racing to the clouds, in 3 divisions, Acura, Honda Performance Development, and Honda R&D were in great position to take class wins in 3 categories, they took 2.
The Honda NSX is a hybrid supercar, powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 internal combustion engine, mated to three electric motors, for a combined output of 433kW. It is built in the US, with sales set to kick off here in Australia in “late 2016”, according to Honda. Check out the video below a look back at Senna driving the original NSX.
Legendary driver Ayrton Senna took out his first F1 Grand Prix at Estoril circuit, and was closely involved in the development of the original NSX in the late 1980s.