Acura Motorsports: A History of Precision and Performance – Chamblee, GA
Acura is a brand built on the assurance that you’re always getting a vehicle that was designed with intention and constructed with precision to give you comfort and performance on the road. Part of that commitment to design can be seen in the long and impressive history of Acura motorsports, and all the ways that Acura’s consumer and competitive development have always fed back on each other.
The Acura NSX Takes the Racing Scene by Storm
Acura began to develop a racing program in 1986, at the same time they debuted as a luxury car brand in the United States. They made their first competitive appearance in 1991 when the V6 engine used in the NSX was used in Comptech’s car for the Camel Lights series. Impressively, they took the Lights championship not only in ‘91, but ‘92 and ‘93 as well.
Once the Lights stopped running, Acura joined Realtime Racing with the NSX, taking the final two races in 1996 and winning the championship in 1997. The NSX program was retired shortly after that, but recently returned in the form of the NSX GT-3 and has been putting on impressive showings again since 2017.
Touring Classics, the Integra and RSX from Acura
After their initial success in the touring circuit, Acura added the Integra to lower ranks in 1997. The Integra took the championship in 1997 and 1998, fell just shy in 1999, and came back to take it again in 2000 and 2001. In 2002 Acura replaced the Integra with the RSX, carrying much of the internal structure over while making marked improvement. The RSX continues to race in touring competitions to this day, and the Integra and RSX both still hold a special place in the hearts of many racers and tuning enthusiasts for their availability, quality, and reliability.
A Continuing Tradition of Excellence from Acura
In 2017, Acura announced the NSX GT3, which remains the centerpiece of their Grand Touring competition. For prototype races, Acura currently fields the Acura ARX-05. These cars have garnered much success and acclaim over the years, regularly taking titles with a variety of teams, including an all-female team headed by Jackie Heinricher in 2019, a rare thing in the world of motorsports. Recently, Acura has garnered class wins at prestigious competitions like the Indianapolis Eight-Hour and the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and multiple podium finishes at the 10-hour Petit Le Mans.
Acura means Top Performance, on and off the Track
Today, Acura’s racing centers around the prototype Acura ARX-05 and the NSX GT3. The advances seen in the NSX can be felt first hand with the NSX Type S being debuted for commercial sale this year, and the lessons learned from decades of competitive development are present everywhere in the Acura lineup.
If you want to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that comprises nearly 40 years of exceptional engineering and precision crafting, you need look no further than Acura’s everyday lineup, and the professional and experienced sales team at Ed Voyles Acura. Get in touch today so that we can get you set up with a test drive. Once you feel the craft first hand, we know you’ll love it too.