Acura TLX GT race car makes a surprise debut in Detroit, will compete with the Audi R8 LMS

Acura has unveiled the TLX GT race car at the North American International Auto Show.

Set to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Class, the TLX will be campaigned by RealTime Racing and face foes including the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, SRT Viper and Ferrari 458.

The car was created by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and features a HPD chassis, an all-wheel drive system and "aerodynamic performance parts approved for Pirelli World Challenge." The car also has a twin-turbo V6 engine that is loosely based on the 3.5-liter V6 that resides in the 2015 TLX.

According to Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr, "The 2015 Acura TLX is a true luxury sport sedan, so it is fitting that the car be raced against several of its natural luxury competitors in the Pirelli World Challenge." He went on to say "Acura and Peter Cunningham's RealTime Racing organization have a long history of success together, and we look forward to adding to that tradition with the Acura TLX GT race car in 2014."

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Automaker Acura
Article type Motorsport
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