Here it is, Acura ARX-05 DPi is ready to rumble
Here it is, the Acura ARX-05 DPi race car was officially unveiled at the Monterey Car Week, announcing Acura’s return to the top class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Two cars in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class will be run by Team Penske, which already announced two of four full-time drivers. Three-time Daytona 24h and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will be joined by 2016 IMSA champion Dane Cameron.
The new DPi car is based on the Oreca 07 LMP2 chassis, but comes with Acura-specific bodywork and design. The car will be powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine based on the production V6 that powers Acura production vehicles. Bodywork for the new DPi was developed by a team led by Acura Global Creative Director Dave Marek.
The car already underwent some tests at France’s Circuit Paul Ricard and will continue a rigorous testing schedule throughout the next several months. The car will have a compettive debut in the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 27-28, 2018.
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