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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s the dawn of a new era for the prestigious street circuit in Southern California as the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced Tuesday that Acura will become the new multi-year title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Long Beach this year, replacing Toyota, who ended their 44-year relationship last August. Acura has been heavily involved in the world of motorsports, including their return to North American sports car racing as Team Penske’s DPi and Meyer Shank Racing’s GTD run the Japanese luxury brand inRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Writer Ryan Hunter-Reay along with Wayne Taylor Racing IMSA regulars Renger Van Der Zande and Jordan Taylor persevered through issues to lead the Verizon IndyCar Series contingent at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion took the wheel of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R just before the four-hour mark as Taylor brought the car in with overheating issues which lowered them from second to seventh. Hunter-Reay remained steadily in seventh throughout his stint before turning the car over toRead More
By IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – The 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts is now one third of the way in the books and the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi car shared by Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Graham Rahal led the way at the four-hour mark. The No. 7 Acura DPi has been among the front-runners throughout the week at Sebring, leading practice on Thursday and qualifying third in the hands of Taylor, a defending champion of both theRead More

Posted On March 23, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Spotlight On

Acura unveils NSX GT3

NEW YORK, NY (Mar. 23, 2016) – Acura took the wraps off a NSX GT3 racecar today at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, announcing its intention to campaign the twin-turbocharged NSX supercar in North America starting in 2017. The NSX is currently undergoing testing and slated for homologation as an FIA GT3 class racecar this fall. The unveiled Acura NSX GT3 racecar featured custom bodywork and aero components including a large deck wing spoiler, underbody diffuser and enlarged hood vents for efficient engine cooling. The NSX GT3 willRead More
File this one in the saving the best for last of the 2015 PPIHC (Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb) announcements. Perennially underrated IndyCar ace Justin Wilson is making his first trip to the mountain to drive Wirth Research and HPD’s abandoned LMP2 project, the ferocious looking ARX-04b. After problematic development and winter testing, Extreme Speed Motorsports raced the ARX-04b in the TUSC season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona only for ESM to replace it with it’s predecessor and then a Ligier JS P2 for the remaining Tudor and WEC racesRead More