Ready For The Championship
Acura ARX-06 Race Car

Acura has announced its next-generation race car, the ARX-06, that will compete in 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GTP Championship, replacing the current model ARX-05 in the coming season.

The latest endurance racing prototype from Acura was built around the LMDh chassis. As required by both IMSA in North America and the FIA World Endurance Championship, each team must select one of four approved prototype chassis for its race car, and Acura continues its partnership with ORECA for ARX-06’s chassis.

As for the electrified hybrid power unit, it is fitted with a brand new bespoke twin-turbocharged 2.4-litre V6 engine developed by Honda Performance Development. While it’s the smallest displacement internal combustion engine built by the team, it still meets the performance target of 500 KW. The power plant also features an IMSA-specified electric Bosch Motor Generator Unit and Williams Advanced Engineering battery pack.

The stunning bodywork and aerodynamics of the Acura ARX-06 has been penned by the Los Angeles-based Acura Design Studio. The team’s drivers were also involved in the development process, using VR headsets to give advice on improving aero efficiency. One of the changes of the latest race car, when compared with its predecessor, is the new placement of the rearview mirrors, which plays a crucial role in boosting the vehicle’s aerodynamics and visibility.

Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing will continue their partnership with Acura and run the new ARX-06. This incredible new race car will make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona next January.