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The futuristic looking Acura ARX-06 features a hybrid power unit with a new, bespoke 2.4-litre turbocharged V6 engine.

20 Aug 2022 | International News : U.S.A

Acura Motorsports has released the first official images and details for the all new, electrified Acura ARX-06 prototype sports car, which will make its competition debut next January at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The race car will feature Acura-specific bodywork and aerodynamics based around a new ORECA LMDh chassis which utilises an electrified hybrid power unit. It features an equally new, bespoke twin-turbocharged 2.4 litre V6 internal combustion engine designed, developed and manufactured by Honda Performance Development the racing arm for Acura Motorsports.

Cyberpunk like design was a collaboration between Acura Design Studio, HPD and ORECA
At 2.4-litres, this is the smallest displacement ICE conceived by HPD for endurance racing, yet still meets the performance target of 661bhp.  It features a 90-degree V-angle to reduce its centre of gravity and polar moment of inertia. In addition, the combustion chamber has been designed to run on sustainable low-carbon fuel.

When it comes to the design of the ARX-06, the exterior styling of the Acura ARX-06 was led by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, in conjunction with HPD and chassis-supplier ORECA. ORECA is one of the chassis suppliers approved for prototype competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship.

HPD's aerodynamics engineers and in-house CFD aero engineers worked with the Acura styling studio and chassis builder ORECA to help develop the styling and maximise the aerodynamic performance envelope of the ARX-06, while keeping it within the homologation boxes as specified by IMSA and the FIA.

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