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Spa's 24 Hours race this weekend was chosen for the presentation of the new Honda NSX Gt3. Honda, in conjunction with JAS Motorsport, Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Mugen, will offer the NSX GT3 for sale around the world for the 2018 season.

Honda Performance Development in the United States is already accepting pre-orders for the new sports car that can participate in various racing competitions around the world, including the Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series Europe & Asia, and the Australian GT Championship.

Initial development was undertaken at the Honda R & D Center in Japan along with longtime partner JAS Motorsport, an Italian company that also manufactures the Civic Type R TCR, while the technical part was entrusted to the Honda Performance Development. Technical support for North American customer teams will be borne by HPD, JAS Motorsport in Europe and China, and in Japan by Mugen. An initial batch of 12 cars will be produced in time for the 2018 race season.

Unlike the roadside NSX, equipped with three electric units alongside the 3.5 bi-turbo V6 and the nine-speed DCT automatic transmission, the NSX GT3 is driven solely by a thermal engine coupled with a six-speed sequential gearbox. This is due to the GT3 Regulation which prohibits both hybrid propulsion and integral traction. The racing gearbox delivers power to the rear wheels of the Honda, while an aerodynamic package and futuristic chassis finishes off the NSX's jaw-dropping performance credentials.

Alessandro Mariani, JAS Motorsport CEO, mentioned that the Honda was created to compete at the highest level, blending cutting-edge GT3 race technology with a sleek and efficient design.

The NSX Gt3 adds to the magnificent legacy of first-generation NSX in motorsports, including a trimph at the Le Mans 24 Hours GT2 category in 1995 and three trophies at the Super GT between 2000 and 2009.

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