Acura arx. Acura motorsports will join forces with the legendary team penske organization to field a pair of the new daytona prototype international dpi entries in the 2018 imsa weathertech sportscar championship. Instead they will be racing a gibson v 8 powered world endurance championship lmp2 oreca 07 from which the acura arx 05 is based. It is the first purpose built race car by the acura division of honda motor company part of their multi year program to eventually compete in the 24 hours of le mans endurance race.
It was acuras second le mans prototype following their arx 01 which competed in the lmp2 category. The acura arx 01 later known as the hpd arx 01 is a series of le mans prototype built for sports car racing specifically in the american le mans series le mans series and at the 24 hours of le mans. The arx 05s official debut will take place at the season opening rolex 24 hours of daytona in january 2018.
The acura arx 01 2010 onwards known as hpd arx 01 is a le mans prototype built for sports car racing specifically in the american le mans series. The acura arx 02a was a le mans prototype constructed by acura for competition in the lmp1 category of the american le mans series. The new acura arx 05 will not be the car they run at the race.
And in 2010 an hpd powered acura arx 01 won its class and 5th overall in the grueling 24 hours of lemans. Continue reading to learn more about the acura arx 05 dpi. Different to the arx 01b lmp1 model the arx 02a is based on a new chassis with 5050 weight distribution that was developed by honda performance design hpd and wirth research.
In 2009 hpd powered acura arx race cars won both the lmp1 and lmp2 alms championships. The 2009 acura arx 02a is a series of lmp1 prototypes that appear in forza motorsport 3 and forza motorsport 4.