Undoubtedly, it would be surprising to hear news that Honda didn’t have any immediate plans to brings its newest Acura NSX to the GT racing ranks. In fact, Honda boss Takanobu Ito confirmed as much at the concept car’s debut at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year. But now a timeline is starting to take shape.
Likely to launch in 2014 as a 2015 model year, the NSX could be on the track competing as early as the 2014 season. Steve Eriksen, Vice President of Honda Performance Development, recently confirmed that the NSX will make a debut on the race track as soon as the production models are at dealerships for sale.
Racing in Super GT is a no brainer for the NSX, where Honda has had a strong presence in the series’ storied history. The big question really is whether or not Honda will find a home for its new NSX in any of America’s racing series – though it might appear that the impending ALMS and Grand Am merger might give the NSX a home to compete in.
“We’re just bouncing ideas around right now,” said Eriksen. “The mission statement for the car was that it was to be raced. Where it is to be raced and in what spec has never been part of that broad statement.”
[Source: Speed TV]