The Acura NSX GT3 is heading to SEMA, but since it’s a race car and can’t be legally driven on public roads, a 2017 MDX will haul it on a bespoke trailer.

Joining the already revealed TLX GT Package in Las Vegas, the GT3-spec NSX will sit on its own custom trailer created by Acura in collaboration with the Jimmy Shine Workshop. The matching trailer takes design cues from the race car, as well as from the 2017 MDX in charge of doing the towing. Interestingly, the NSX GT3’s roll cage has served as inspiration for the trailer’s perimeter chassis, while the 20-inch wheels have been sourced from the facelifted three-row family hauler.

The 2017 MDX will also feature some changes compared to the regular model, starting off with a similar livery to mimic the NSX GT3. It will also benefit from a sportier suspension lowering the ride height by one and three quarter inches to complement those black wheels taken from the Acura Genuine Accessories catalog of optional goodies. Lurking behind the large alloys are brake calipers with orange accents also noticeable on the front splitters of both cars as well as on the trailer.

2017 Acura NSX GT3 for SEMA


As a refresher, the 2017 Acura NSX GT3 brings a series of changes over its road-going counterpart. For starters, the race car has a rear-wheel drive layout and it eschews the hybrid hardware. While the second generation of the supercar uses a dual-clutch, nine-speed automatic transmission, the race-spec version is fitted with a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The cars do share most bits and pieces part of the biturbo 3.5-liter V6 engine, with Acura saying the GT3 version has the same engine design specifications, including the crankshaft, block, pistons, heads, valve train, and dry-sump lubrication system. Another thing the two cars have in common is that both are being made at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

The GT3-flavored NSX is set to receive homologation from FIA this fall and will be ready for the 2017 racing season. Meanwhile, the race car will arrive at SEMA on its bespoke trailer on November 1 when the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge drivers are going to be announced.

Source: Acura

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