Tony Stark swapped the Audi R8 for the upcoming Acura NSX. Now, as a road car, that’s certainly a better car when it comes to impressing people.
It’s more modern, sharper, has more nerd appeal and can even be more sexy when it comes down to pulling up outside a trendy restaurant or red carpet affair.
When it comes to those who aren’t nerds but petrolheads the Acura NSX has nothing but a name it can build on. It has to prove itself.
That’s why Acura will take it racing. GT racing to be specific, which means it will have to fight the Audi R8 again.
On the race track however the Audi R8’s racing version is considerably different than what it took to outpose it. Thankfully, Acura is a part of Honda.
They may have been wet lately when it came to the racing scene but history has thought us plenty of time that Honda know how to make a race car.
Where things get tricky is to define the class of GT racing the Acura NSX will join. Apparently, the company wants to keep the hybrid technology in the racer.
The mixing of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system and a next generation VTEC V6 may be a tricky solution to bring to the road but racing regulations make things even more complicated.
As sales for the Acura NSX are bound to start in 2014 its racing career shouldn’t be that far behind if Honda is talking about it so early on.