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Acura ARX-05 DPi Race Car

The Acura ARX-05 [Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5] is the latest in a line of endurance prototypes to be fielded by the company dating back to 1991, just five years after the 1986 launch of the Acura brand.  Based on the very successful ORECA 07 chassis, the new ARX-05 prototype features Acura-specific bodywork and utilizes the race-proven, production-based Acura AR35TT twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.  

The multi-year program will be administered by Honda Performance Development, the racing arm for both Acura Motorsports and Honda Racing in North America.

Acura ARX-05 DPi Race Car

CHASSIS: (Oreca 07)

Acura ARX-05
A variation of the prototype, the Acura ARX-05, was created for IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class under the DPi regulations. The car was developed in partnership with Honda Performance Development and Oreca.[5] The powerplant of the vehicle is a production-based 3.5 litre V6 twin-turbo Acura AR35TT. Other alterations from the 07 include Acura-specific bodywork. A pair of cars will be campaigned in the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the Team Penske banner.

Details

CHASSIS
Monocoque: Carbon fibre & Honeycomb
Length: 4.745 mm
Width: 1.895 mm
Height: 1.045 mm
Front track: 1.570 mm
Rear track: 1.550 mm
Wheelbase: 3.005 mm
Weight: 930 kg

ENGINE: ACURA. 

The Acura ARX-05 [Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5] is the latest in a line of endurance prototypes to be fielded by the company dating back to 1991, just five years after the 1986 launch of the Acura brand.  Based on the very successful ORECA 07 chassis, the new ARX-05 prototype features Acura-specific bodywork and utilizes the race-proven, production-based Acura AR35TT twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.  

The multi-year program will be administered by Honda Performance Development, the racing arm for both Acura Motorsports and Honda Racing in North America.

SUSPENSIONS & TIRES
Suspensions: double wishbones with pushrod
Adjustable shocks, specifically developed by PKM
Tyres, according to the teams choice: FRONT : 30-68/R18 , REAR : 31-71/R18
Front rims: 12,5″x18″
Rear rims: 13″x18″

GEARBOX
Supplier: Xtrac
Type: Six-speed sequential
Gear change: steering wheel-mounted paddles / Pneumatic paddle shift system
Speeds: 6 + reverse
BRAKES
Ventilated carbon discs
Calipers: 6 monobloc
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Six-point harness adapted for HANS system
Safety rubber fuel tank
BODYWORK
Carbon / Kevlar light lamination

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