The racer keeps the biturbo V6 but drops the hybrid parts.

The Acura NSX GT3 will be turning a lot of laps this summer so that it will be competition ready for the 2017 racing season. After debuting the track-prepped coupe at the New York Auto Show, the automaker is now letting us see the vehicle at work.

When competition in North America begins next year, expect the GT3 to wear sponsors’ decals all over its svelte body, but these shots give us a rare chance to see the raw carbon fiber underneath. The dark color makes the coupe look like a stealth fighter slicing a line through the wet circuit. The track-scraping front splitter, massive rear wing, and larger diffuser should stick the NSX to the road, too.

A larger hood vent helps keep the 3.5-liter biturbo V6 cool. This tuned version of the production engine powers the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox, and it lacks the hybrid assistance from the road-going NSX.

Acura intends to get final homologation for the NSX GT3 from the FIA organizing body this fall. Like the production version, the company will build the racing model at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. We’ll looking forward to seeing and hearing it on the track next year.

The latest NSX already scored a racing victory in the Time Attack 2 class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The highly modified Acura EV Concept, which used the coupe’s body, scored a second place finish in its division there, too.

Source: Acura

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