SEMA: Graham Rahal Injects Model, Energy and Efficiency to Customized Acura RDX A-Spec
Oct 30, 2018 – TORRANCE, CALIF.
- 2019 RDX A-Spec tuned and tweaked by Graham Rahal Efficiency to 345 horsepower
- Up to date 2019 Acura NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl additionally on show alongside new NSX GT3 Evo race automobile
- Acura Crew Penske ARX-05 Daytona Prototype and Peter Cunningham’s TLX GT commemorate a profitable 2018 race season for Acura Motorsports
Acura returns to the Specialty Tools Manufacturing Present (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada to show its dedication to efficiency, motorsports and the tuner neighborhood. A customized 2019 RDX A-Spec designed and constructed by Graham Rahal Efficiency (GRP) provides model, energy and efficiency to the quickest, best-handling RDX but. Recent from Victory Circle, the race-ready NSX GT3, hill climb-conquering TLX GT and Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype showcase current Acura Motorsports successes. Manufacturing automobiles on show embrace the newly up to date 2019 NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl gown and an accessorized model of the refreshed 2019 ILX.
Graham Rahal Efficiency RDX A-Spec
Graham Rahal Efficiency, based in 2017 by race-winning Honda IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, took on the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec with a objective of enhancing the efficiency by means of delicate however important updates to the RDX’s powertrain, suspension, brakes, and wheel, tire package deal.
“As homeowners of an Acura dealership, we all know how robust the brand new 2019 RDX is out of the gate. I didn’t need to mess with a great factor,” mentioned Graham Rahal. “Generally, delicate enhancements could make a giant distinction within the look of a automobile. And that’s precisely what my workforce and I aimed for with this GRP RDX.”
Utilizing its expertise in tuning the Civic Sort R, GRP upgraded the RDX’s manufacturing unit 2.Zero-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine with a brand new turbocharger, consumption and exhaust manifolds, and downpipe. PRL Racing fabricated a customized intercooler and consumption setup, whereas GRP developed a customized light-weight cat-back exhaust system. Making certain the whole lot works in concord, KTuning created a customized ECU map for the boosted RDX. All-in, the GRP RDX produces an estimated peak output of 345 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, channeled by means of the RDX’s accessible torque-vectoring Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system. Chassis modifications embrace customized Eibach sport springs that decrease the RDX by two inches, whereas stopping efficiency is improved by six-piston StopTech brakes. Light-weight HRE P101 wheels in 21-inch diameter are wrapped in 265/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, giving the GRP RDX A-Spec an aggressive and purposeful stance.
The GRP RDX is painted in Apex Blue Pearl, an A-Spec unique coloration, supplemented with GRP customized carbon mirror caps and carbon grille accents, together with body-color painted decrease garnish, giving the RDX an excellent decrease look. Inside styling modifications embrace carbon fiber accents and a customized steering wheel designed by famend racing driver Max Papis of MPI Improvements. The GRP RDX retains the A-Spec’s distinctive black leather-based sport seats with Ultrasuede® accents. A longtime accomplice all through Rahal’s racing profession, Troy Lee Designs consulted on the design of the automobile and put in customized graphics in its Southern California design studio.
Acura NSX GT3 Evo
Following two profitable racing campaigns, culminating in 5 race wins and a second-place end within the 2018 IMSA Weathertech GTD Championship, the NSX GT3 was not too long ago revealed in up to date Evo kind. The NSX GT3 Evo improves upon the race-proven NSX GT3 with a bunch of updates aimed toward higher efficiency and diminished operating prices for an excellent wider vary of newbie drivers. The NSX GT3 Evo’s light-weight carbon fiber bodywork has been modified for diminished drag to create greater high speeds, higher stability and drivability in any respect speeds, and improved cooling. The brand new bodywork features a new entrance splitter, rear diffuser, and rear bumper. The GT3 Evo receives new turbochargers for higher throttle response, enhance management and improved gas economic system. Moreover, the NSX GT3 Evo advantages from an improved anti-lock braking programs, an upgraded Bosch show and data-logging unit to extend effectivity and improve the motive force expertise. Current homeowners can have their NSX GT3s retrofitted to Evo-spec by means of Variant Provide.
The GT3 race automobile’s bespoke chassis is constructed alongside the road-going model of NSX on the Efficiency Manufacturing Middle (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio1. The three.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 racing engine makes use of the identical design specs because the manufacturing automobile, together with block, heads, valve prepare, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system and is assembled alongside the manufacturing engine on the Anna Engine Plant (AEP) in Anna, Ohio. Supplied on the market globally strictly for racing, the NSX GT3 Evo is eligible for competitors in additional than two dozen racing sequence. Extra data is out there at AcuraClientRacing.web.
2019 Acura NSX
Arriving in driveways simply in time for Halloween, the 2019 NSX shines in its new Thermal Orange Pearl hue. Unveiled at Monterey Automobile Week in August, the 2019 Acura NSX contains a host of look and mechanical updates aimed toward enhancing the distinctive model and efficiency of Acura’s electrified supercar. Together with new exterior and inside coloration choices, the 2019 NSX is distinguished by a body-color entrance grille accent and high-gloss therapy for the entrance air consumption, rear fascia outlet mesh, and accessible exterior carbon fiber packages. The 2019 NSX rides on enhanced suspension and new Continental SportContact™ 6 tires developed particularly for NSX for improved management at-the-limit. The result’s a virtually two-second sooner lap time in testing all over the world well-known Suzuka Circuit. The 2019 NSX is out there for order now, and begins at $157,5002, with $four,700 in beforehand elective content material now normal.
With the ARX-05, Acura returned to the aggressive world of prototype sports activities automobile racing with legendary accomplice Crew Penske, campaigning two Daytona Prototypes within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship within the 2018 season. The driving force duo of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya drove the ARX-05 to the rostrum 4 occasions within the workforce’s inaugural season, whereas Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves secured two podiums, together with a win within the Acura Sports activities Automobile Problem at Mid-Ohio.
The ARX-05 is powered by Acura’s race-proven AR35TT twin-turbocharged V6, based mostly on the manufacturing V6 that powers the Acura MDX, TLX and RLX. The AR35TT has powered class wins on the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and an LMP2 World Endurance Championship in 2012; the American Le Mans Collection LMP2 title winners in 2012 and 2013; and the general victors on the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2016.
RealTime Racing TLX GT
The all-wheel-drive RealTime Racing (RTR) TLX GT race automobile, piloted by Peter Cunningham, returned to Pikes Peak in 2018, taking first-in-class and third total on the grueling and well-known hill-climb occasion. The rostrum end was rapidly adopted with an Exhibition Class win and new all-time course report of 18:539 within the Empire Hill Climb in Empire, Michigan. Beforehand campaigned within the Pirelli World Problem, the twin-turbocharged RTR TLX GT options suspension, engine administration and transmission gearing specifically tuned to sort out the numerous challenges offered by hill-climb occasions.
Acura Equipment 2019 ILX
The refreshed and redesigned 2019 Acura ILX, that includes Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille, simply hit showrooms with up to date inside and exterior styling, and substantial enhancements to know-how, together with normal AcuraWatch™, and accessible Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The equipment displayed on the 2019 ILX A-Spec showcase Acura’s performance-inspired design with entrance and rear underbody spoilers, 18-inch black alloy wheels, and satin silver door mirror covers. As well as, the ILX A-Spec options darkish chrome accents within the rear and decrease facet trim, and black chrome badges. Inside are A-Spec floormats, pink inside illumination, and A-Spec door sill trim.
Acura is a number one automotive luxurious nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Efficiency – a dedication to evocative styling, excessive efficiency and revolutionary engineering, all constructed on a basis of high quality and reliability. The Acura lineup options six distinctive fashions – the RLX premium luxurious sedan, the TLX efficiency luxurious sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxurious crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxurious SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.
5 of the six fashions within the Acura lineup are made completely in central Ohio, utilizing home and globally-sourced elements, together with the ILX and TLX luxurious sports activities sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxurious SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is constructed to order on the Efficiency Manufacturing Middle in Marysville, Ohio.
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