The NSX Concept-GT from Honda
August 19, 2013
A racing version of the Honda NSX 2015 will be competing in the Super GT in Japan from next year. The version of the Honda NSX will compete in the top GT500 class of the Super GT championship in Japan next year. The concept is set to take on the Lexus LF-CC and the Nissan GT-R when it replaces the HSV-010. 

The racer is based on the NSX concept from Honda, which officially debuted at the Detroit Motor Show 2012. The NSX is likely to adhere to the new regulations that have been designed to allow Lexus, Nissan and Honda to be able to compete with the BMW M3, the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and the Audi A5. 

The Super GT, DTM and American Grand-Am champsionships from 2017 will be sharing identical regulations which will allow cars to be built to the new 2.0 litre turbo powered rules to be able to race in the Super GT in Japan, DTM in Europe and in Grand Am in North America. 

Meanwhile, from 2014, the Super GT championship will host races in Thailand and South Korea along with seven races in Japan. 

The Honda NSX Concept GT will be mechanized by four cylinder, in line petrol engine that features turbocharging along with direct injection. It will be complemented by a hybrid system to achieve a total output of power of around 550 brake horsepower. 

The road going NSX model, which will be built at the companies factory in Ohio, is likely to be powered by a V6 engine. The firm confirmed that the NSX will have three hybrid motors, two on the front axle and one in the dual clutch gearbox, which makes the model four wheel drive. 

The company already accentuated it's racing credentials of the next NSX model, by running a prototype of the road vehicle, which has a release date for 2015.

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