Acura MDX/GT3 Concept
As you’ll see over the next few days, towing seems to be the ‘in’ thing at this year’s SEMA show. All matter of cars/trucks/bikes have decided to hitch a ride into the Vegas convention centre, on the back of equally disparate things. Case in point, Acura’s new NSX GT3 racer that’s been dragged to the party on a custom trailer by a matching Acura MDX.
We’re easing you into things gently here, because this MDX/GT3 combo is actually one of the tamest transformations at the show.
Unfortunately, the 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 from the race car (all the NSX’s hybrid electrical gubbins are binned to go racing) hasn’t magically made its way under the bonnet. There are actually no engine modifications whatsoever. None. However, it has been lowered by nearly two inches, had its suspension painted black and calipers painted orange – which must be worth at least 16bhp.
The 20in rims it’s riding on have also been slung onto the trailer, and it’s been painted in the same livery and adopted the same massive chin spoiler – so the squad goals are strong with this one.
But, Acura, think a bit more outside the box. SEMA gives the licence to execute your wildest, most stupidly drunken automotive dreams, so grab the opportunity with two hands next year.