Acura unveils its GTP/LMDh competitor, the electrified ARX-06

Colin
By Colin Wood
Aug 17, 2022 | Acura, Endurance Racing, Hybrid, rolex 24, LMDh, GTP, ARX-06

Photography Courtesy Acura

Acura released the first official images of its 2023 GTP and LMDh prototype race car, the ARX-06, set to making its racing debut at the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona under the banners of Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing.


Even better, the Japanese car maker also offers details about the race car’s powertrain. (Let’s be honest, that’s what you really want to know.) Dubbed the “AR24e,” the ARX-06’s powerplant is comprised of a “all-new bespoke” 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 mated to the IMSA-specified electric Bosch Motor Generator Unit and the Williams Advanced Engineering battery pack.

Although noted to be the smallest ICE engine designed by HPD for endurance racing, the AR24e “still meets the performance target of 500 kW,” or approximately 671 horsepower.

As far as the chassis, Acura opted to go with ORECA’s design, continuing the two brand’s cooperation since joining forces in 2007.

The public unveiling of the ARX-06 is set for August 19 in Carmel, California, at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.

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BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/17/22 11:27 a.m.

Pretty cool! I've always been a fan of the ARX series of cars.

I did like that in the past they used modified versions of their J series V6's, though.  I liked that it was racing around with a mid-sized SUV engine.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
8/17/22 11:38 a.m.

With all the manufacturers hopping aboard the LMDh class, it will certainly be exciting to watch.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/17/22 11:44 a.m.

Hear me out: This but in Championship White.

 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/17/22 2:03 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Hear me out: This but in Championship White.

 

With simple red accents.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/17/22 2:04 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

Exactly. 

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/17/22 3:50 p.m.

I dunno, I'm thinking this needs Alitalia rally racing livery

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