Acura has announced the TLX GT will make its racing debut at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on May 30th.

Acura has announced the TLX GT will make its racing debut at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on May 30th.

Set to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Class, the car was developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and will be campaigned by RealTime Racing. Acura declined to release performance specifications but they have previously confirmed the model will have a twin-turbo V6 engine that is loosely based on the 3.5-liter V6 that resides in the 2015 TLX which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

According to HPD President Art St. Cyr, "The competition in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge is incredible, but Acura has never shied away from strong competition, in the marketplace or on the race track. The 2015 Acura TLX is a true luxury sport sedan, so it is fitting that the car be raced against several of its natural competitors, and even some up-market brands, in the Pirelli World Challenge."

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