Acura arx 02a. And the use of the lightweight normally aspirated 40 liter lm ar7 v8 was one of the pieces of the puzzle more on that in a moment. It was acuras second le mans prototype following their arx 01 which competed in the lmp2 category. 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.
The arx 02a was designed to compete directly with the diesel competition maximizing the advantages afforded to the package and minimizing the disadvantages. The acura arx 02a was a le mans prototype constructed by acura for competition in the lmp1 category of the american le mans series. 2 it was acuras second le mans prototype following their arx 01 which competed in the lmp2 category.
Engine design and development was the responsibility of honda performance development based out of santa clarita california and over seen initially by stephen eriksen with that responsibility transferring to yasuhide sakamoto and then to trevor knowles as the primary focus transitioned to the lmp1 engine and the acura arx 02a program. With its sharp and elegant lines it is hard to imagine that the acura was designed to generate maximum downforce. 2018 08 07 by john canton if youre reading this page youre might be got your fob key taken by your crazy ex wife and you would like to adapt your ignition want to supplant an old fashioned transponder with a fresh switch blade demolished your key into the ignition break or lost the key to your acura in north miami beach fl gazing for a.
In addition lowes fernandez racing will continue to campaign an acura in lmp2 for 2009. The 2009 acura arx 02a is a series of lmp1 prototypes that appear in forza motorsport 3 and forza motorsport 4. The running chassis of the arx 02a is a showcase of minimalistic design.
All things being equal we should be able to take the fight to the diesels said wirth research proprietor nick wirth at the acura arx 02as unveiling in january. Acura motorsports will enter the lmp1 class in the 2009 american le mans series. Acuras entry into the most powerful and technically advanced division in alms will feature two acura arx 02a prototype sports cars developed by honda performance development hpd.