The SEMA Motor Show had the honor of presenting a lot of new and incredible models. One of them is a new competition 2013 Acura ILX, a model that is prepared to compete at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in California. The new racers were built using two donor ILX sedans that borrowed their power train, interior and electronic components. Just to be clear, the performance increase of the car was done mostly through extensive weight reduction rather than bumps in power.
There is no info on the new figures for the output of the K24Z7 engine of the ILX. Officials did tell us that the model was fitted with a specially made intake and exhaust, but also racing flywheel. In terms of safety, the carmaker had to offer a full roll cage, Bride Gardis III race seat, OMP competition steering heel, Braille lightweight battery and Brockway Engineering D Gauge digital OBD2 gauge. When it comes to the exterior, Acura engineers have provided an APR GTC-200 rear spoiler, a Baja Designs LED lighting system for long winter night-running, but also a THR-W-designed front splitter. The output is being transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed transmission. Cold air enters the engine through an AEM intake, while DEI heat rejection products keep heat under control. The new 2013 Acura ILX racer also features Enkei RPF1 wheels fitted with BF Goodrich R1 race tires and H&R suspension to complete the package prepared for competition.
After the building process was completed, the testing part included a pair of shakedown runs in California, followed by a more complex run at Willow Springs International Raceway. THR-W first raced at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in 2004 with an Acura Integra. Only a year later they made another step and joined the THR team from Ohio. This is all we know so far on the model, but stay close to see the actual results of the competitions the new 2013 Acura ILX racer will participate in. Source: autoblog
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