The Acura ARX-06 has completed an initial rollout in France ahead of its debut in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
Honda Performance Development factory driver Ricky Taylor as well as two-time IMSA class champion and HPD engineer Matt McMurry shook down the turbocharged LMDh car on the Paul Ricard airport on Friday, ahead of a planned track-based test at Magny-Cours on Saturday.
Acura is the third LMDh manufacturer to hit the ground with its new-for-2023 car, following Porsche and Cadillac, both of which are currently taking part in a five-day test at Sebring International Raceway with its prototypes.
HPD provided a video of the test (below) that shows limited angles of the ORECA-chassied car. Most notably absent is a view of the front-end.
Initial renders released last month depicted similarities to the ARX-05 DPi car.
Engine details have yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer although it’s believed to feature an evolution of the DPi’s twin-turbo V6 internal combustion engine, paired with the platform’s spec hybrid powertrain.
Sportscar365 understands that the Acura is scheduled to begin U.S.-based testing later this month, including an outing at Sebring.
Acura’s Summer of Performance continues.
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