- 2015 Acura TLX to foe in premier GT category
- Single-car entrance for RealTime Racing and motorist Peter Cunningham
- Race entrance this weekend during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
After completing an initial exam program, Acura Motorsports will entrance a new 2015 Acura TLX GT in Pirelli World Challenge foe this weekend during American Honda’s “home” circuit, a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in a hands of RealTime Racing owner/driver Peter Cunningham.
The new TLX GT will pierce Acura into a tip difficulty of a Pirelli World Challenge, confronting foe from a Audi R8, Bentley Continental, Cadillac CTS-V, Dodge Viper, Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Gallardo, McLaren 12C and Porsche 911.
Cunningham will commander a Acura in a span of Pirelli World Challenge events during a doubleheader foe weekend, on Saturday, Aug 2 and Sunday, Aug 3. The Pirelli World Challenge array supports with a Honda Indy 200 Verizon IndyCar Series weekend during Mid-Ohio.
“We’re vehement to entrance a Acura TLX GT foe automobile in front of a ‘hometown’ assembly of associates from a many Honda comforts in executive Ohio,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President, Auto Operations, American Honda. “The foe in a Pirelli World Challenge is fierce, including many of a oppulance creates a TLX will contest with on a sales floor. Acura has never shied divided from a challenge. Instead, we find it out, both on-track and in a marketplace.”
Developed from a prolongation Acura TLX by HPD and RealTime Racing, a Acura TLX GT facilities HPD framework and aerodynamic opening tools authorized for Pirelli World Challenge competition. It is powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, grown by HPD from a prolongation TLX, and will implement all-wheel drive, as found in Acura’s SH-AWD system.
RTR has raced and won with both Honda and Acura products for some-more than dual decades Since entering a Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing-sanctioned World Challenge array in 1993, RTR has scored a record 85 foe victories on a approach to 14 Manufacturers’ Championships and 14 Drivers’ Championships.
“The Pirelli World Challenge has a lot of clever competitors in GT, though a TLX is a usually all-wheel-drive automobile in a category. For a four-door sedan to be racing head-to-head with a likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, among others, is flattering cool,” RTR group principal Cunningham said. “We’re prepared to go, and we’re going to uncover a foe what a Acura TLX GT can do.”
About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 as a opening arm of American Honda, to spearhead a company’s entrance into Indy automobile racing. No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in Indy cars, that includes 211 foe victories, 15 drivers’ championships, 6 manufacturers’ championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories, including this year’s delight by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport in a 98th renovation of a event. In 2013, Honda powered maestro Scott Dixon to 4 foe wins and a 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
HPD’s antecedent racing efforts have resulted in some-more than 70 victories and mixed American Le Mans Series championships. The company’s sports-car racing entrance in 2007 during a 12 Hours of Sebring noted a initial win for HPD’s LM-V8 engine and a initial for a Honda racing engine designed and grown outward of Japan. HPD won a LMP2 pretension in a initial 2012 World Endurance Championship and has twice won a LMP2 difficulty during a 24 Hours of Le Mans given 2010. In 2013, HPD and Honda again swept a LMP1 and LMP2 manufacturers’, engine, group and drivers’ championships in a American Le Mans Series; while HPD-equipped Strakka Racing claimed a LMP1 category win during a 24 Hours of Le Mans for private group entries.
HPD participates in foe on both dual wheels and four. The association offers a finish line of foe engines for cars from weed roots to pinnacle; for professional, pledge and entry-level racers. For some-more information about HPD and a company’s racing and Street Performance product lines, greatfully revisit http://hpd.honda.com.