Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Acura News

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 16 Mar 2011, 05:50 pm
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 110,203
Default Honda Performance Development unveils new ARX-01e LMP1 racer

Filed under: Motorsports, Acura, Honda, Racing

Highcroft HPD ARX-01e - Click above for high-res image gallery

After four years of dominating the LMP2 class in the American Le Mans Series, Highcroft Racing is stepping up the big leagues this year, and this is the car with which they aim to do it.

The new ARX-01e uses the same basic chassis and engine as the LMP2 car on which it's based, but features a heavily revised aerodynamics package for a significantly different form. The 3.4-liter V8 engine now also benefits from a larger air restrictor for more power.

Developed by Wirth Research, the ARX-01e ditches last year's Acura branding for Honda Racing Development (HPD). And with former sponsor Tequila Patron stepping up to title-sponsor the ALMS series as a whole, Highcroft's ARX-01e is being used by Michelin to promote its latest performance street tires.

The car recently underwent its first shakedown at Sebring, which it's set to take on later this week at the famous 12-hour race. Check out the high-resolution images in the gallery below for a closer look and the details in the press release after the jump for more.

Gallery: Highcroft HPD ARX-01e

[Source: Highcroft Racing]Continue reading Honda Performance Development unveils new ARX-01e LMP1 racer
Honda Performance Development unveils new ARX-01e LMP1 racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Source: Autoblog
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda Performance Development LMP2 engine skylight Honda Acura Racing Pictures 0 11 Jun 2010 05:40 pm
Honda Performance Development, Inc. Proposes Entry Into FF skylight Honda Racing News 0 24 Jul 2009 01:50 pm
Leadership Changes Announced at Honda Performance Development skylight Honda Racing News 0 02 Nov 2007 05:10 pm
What's up at Honda Performance Development for 2007 skylight Acura News 0 05 Sep 2007 10:32 am
Honda Performance Development skylight Honda Racing News 0 07 Aug 2007 04:44 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.