Spectators at the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Raceway are most likely to be left in awe when the Acura NSX prototype makes its first ever run in public.
The prototype, dressed in custom decals will lap the road course prior to the race on the 4th August 2013. Although the car still has two years before its expected launch, we do know that the prototype will be running on a mid-mounted V6 engine helped by the auto maker’s three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.
As reported, the NSX will be assembled at the company’s USD70 million Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.
Acura NSX Prototype to Break Cover at Mid-Ohio Raceway Prior to Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Race
Acura today released an image of a prototype NSX supercar, announcing that the running prototype will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX prototype with custom graphics will lap the road course in advance of the race on August 4, 2013. The race will be broadcast live by NBC Sports Network starting at 3 p.m. EDT.
Global development of the NSX, slated for launch in 2015, is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. Additionally, it was announced in May that the next-generation Acura supercar will be produced at the newly established Performance Manufacturing Center in nearby Marysville, Ohio.
The prototype model maintains the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept that debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, while packaging the production vehicle’s mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Acura’s innovative new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 275 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models: the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon, the ILX luxury compact sedan, the 5-passenger RDX crossover SUV, the just-introduced 7-passenger MDX luxury SUV, and the recently-launched Acura RLX flagship sedan.