Honda showed a new car HPD ARX-04b for endurance races

March 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

The company Honda Performance Development (HPD), which is the US subsidiary of the Japanese manufacturer, released the first image of the new race car. The following year, the sport prototype will participate in endurance racing in the class LMP2.
Prototype HPD ARX-04b, like its predecessor, developed in collaboration with the British firm Wirth Research. The title used index «b», as the car with the index “a” will be prepared for class LMP1. The machine will retain the same chassis, which again will be done using the methods of computational fluid dynamics.

Honda HPD ARX-04b image

Honda HPD ARX-04b pics

The novelty will be equipped with a 2.8-liter twin-turbo “six” with direct fuel injection, created on the basis of “civil” series motor J35, which are equipped cars Acura MDX and RLX. For endurance racing machine equipped with an electronic throttle valve system and ventilated.

Honda HPD ARX-04b pics

Honda HPD ARX-04b picture

The HPD ARX-04b was tested in 2014. Deliveries of the new car teams will begin in 2015. Sports prototype meet the technical requirements for participation in competitions under the auspices of the American IMSA, in the world championship endurance race FIA, European and Asian series “Le Mans”.

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