Developed from a prolongation 2015 Acura TLX by HPD, a racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a Acura TLX GT foe automobile facilities HPD framework and aerodynamic opening tools authorized for Pirelli World Challenge GT-class competition. It”s powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, grown by HPD from a routinely aspirated, prolongation TLX oppulance foe sedan. It also utilizes all-wheel drive, as found in Acura”s Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).
The Acura TLX GT is campaigned by Wisconsin-based RealTime Racing, a many successful group in Pirelli World Challenge history. Established in 1987 by owner/driver Peter Cunningham, RTR has raced and won with both Honda and Acura products. Since entering a Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing-sanctioned World Challenge array in 1993, a group has scored a record 85 foe victories on a approach to 14 Manufacturers” Championships and 14 Drivers” Championships.
Race Series and Category: Pirelli World Challenge, GT-class
Team: RealTime Racing
Team Owner: Peter Cunningham
Driver: Peter Cunningham
Vehicle: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD
Engine: Acura 3.5L V6 with approach injection, twin turbocharged (HR35TT)
Transmission: X-Trac Sequential 6-speed
Drivetrain: X-Trac motorsport all-wheel expostulate system
Suspension – Front: Modified MacPherson strut
Brakes: 380x32T 6-piston front / 355x32T 4-piston rear
Body Construction: Modified strange steel monocoque with CO fiber fascia, hood, fenders, doors, trunk, and roof
Special Features: Carbon fiber front splitter and back wing, atmosphere jacks, on-board information system, etc.
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 204 foe victories, 15 drivers” championships, 6 manufacturers” championships and 9 uninterrupted Indianapolis 500 victories. In 2013, Honda powered maestro Scott Dixon to 4 foe wins and a 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship; and Tristan Vautier to array Rookie of a Year honors.
HPD”s antecedent racing efforts have resulted in some-more than 60 victories and mixed American Le Mans Series championships. The company”s sports automobile 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.
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