The design of the Acura ARX-05 IMSA 2019 is inspired by fireballs of 1991-93

The design of the Acura ARX-05 IMSA 2019 is inspired by fireballs of 1991-93

January 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Participants of the Acura Team Penske ARX-05 racing team decided to pay homage to the past of the Japanese brand. Race cars that will take part in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar 2019 series of races will receive an exclusive body design.

The design, which was applied to the Acura team cars participating in the 1991-1993 IMSA racing series, was taken in orange and black. The body design was developed by Acura’s executive creative director, Dave Marek.

“This is a classic form of Acura racing cars and this is our greeting to our heritage,” said official representatives of the Japanese automaker.

“The Acura brand was founded in 1986, and its motorcycle debut soon followed. Today, we are proud to present a body color that accurately reflects our long and successful racing history in North America, and look forward to adding new chapters to the Acura Precision Crafted Performance history, ” – said Marek.

  The cars of the Japanese racing team, which took part in the seasons of 1991-1993, used a modified engine of the first generation NSX. Acura introduced the ARX-05 prototype back in August 2017. The car uses the engine AR35TT, which is based on the unit, which is equipped with Acura MDX, TLX and RLX. The basis of the novelty is the Oreca 07 chassis with a custom-made Acura body.

 This year, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts on January 26th from the Rolex 24 on the Dayton International Circuit.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the upgraded Acura RSX received two V8 engines.