Acura Returns to Endurance Racing with This Mean Racer

Acura ARX 05 Racer

Acura has just unveiled it’s all-new ARX-05 prototype racer – the car it will enter in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and compete in 24-hour endurance races next year.

This car is clearly built for motorsports, with a seriously aggressive look that should have the competition on notice. But power is derived from a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s based on the same unit that powers Acura’s TLX, RLX, MDX, and RDX. In the ARX-05, however, this powerplant produces around 600-horsepower

In January, the Acura ARX-05 prototype will make its competition debut at the Rolex 24. It will be piloted by Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron.

“We’ve won with the Acura Integra Type R, the RSX, the first-generation NSX and with the Le Mans prototypes,” said Honda Performance Development chief Art St. Cyr, in a statement. “Most recently, we’ve won with the new Acura NSX GT3. The ARX-05 is our fifth-generation prototype, and we expect great things from our partnership with Team Penske.”

Acura ARX 05 Racer

Acura ARX 05 Racer

Acura ARX 05 Racer

Acura ARX 05 Racer

Acura ARX 05 Racer