With the launch of the LMDh rules in the internatioal endurance races, many car manufacturer have announced their return. Porsche, BMW, Cadillac or Ferrari are the big names.
Among them is the Acura, which has developed a new prototype for the LMDh group. Its name is ARX-06 and, for the moment, will compete only in the IMSA endurance championship even thought the car will be allowed in Le Mans.
The car is based on the ORECA chassis and uses a newlly developed 2.4 liter twin turbo V6 engine. Also, the car will feature a Bosch electric motor and some batteries from Williams Advanced Engineering. In total, the car will deliver 671 horsepower.
“We are looking forward to the challenge of racing Porsche, BMW, and GM in IMSA’s pinnacle GTP championship. We are very cognizant this is a big step for us. We have a lot to learn, but that is why race,” said David Salters, Honda Performance Development president and technical director.
The racing debut of the new ARX-06 will take place next year, in January, during the Dayton race. The car will be raced by Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing.