Are you ready for a new Endurance Racer? The Acura ILX model is to get its competition version -the new Acura ILX Endurance Racer. This new model will have its grand debut at the 2012 SEWA Show in Las Vegas. However, we will have to wait for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race for its competition debut.
The team responsible for the production of the new Acura ILX Endurance Racer says that their foremost focus is on reducing the weight of the vehicle and not on improving the driving performance since the key element when it comes to endurance race competitions is the light-weight of the vehicle.
The National Auto Sport Association asks for an obligatory safety equipment such as a full roll cage, Bride Gardis ill race seat, OMP competition steering wheel, safety harness, Brockway Engineering D Gauge digital OBD2 gauge and Braille lightweight battery.
The car is powered by a K2427 engine lubricated by a Red Line oil. The engine is connected to a 6-speed transmission. The ILX Endurance Racer also includes other components needed for racing competitions such as the HPD-lightened flywheel and racing clutch package, limited-slip differential, motor mounts, anti-roll bars and rear upper suspension control arms.
When it comes to the design and production of the car, the project leader is the design engineer Calvin Liu.
During the preparation for the Thunderhill endurance race, the vehicle was tested at Buttonwillow Raceway in southern California and at Willow Springs International Raceway. The head of the driving team at Thunderhill will be Matt Staal.