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Acuras Get BoP Break for Daytona

Acura DPi, GTD cars given power increases as BoP changes released for Daytona…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Both the Acura ARX-05 and Acura NSX GT3 Evos have been among the cars to receive performance breaks for next weekend’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona International Speedway.

Released in a Balance of Performance update on Thursday, the Acura Team Penske DPis have been given increased boost levels at the mid-to-high range, equating to roughly a 7 horsepower increase compared to the configuration it ran in January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

No other performance-related changes have been made to the DPi class, other than adjusted fuel capacities and aero configurations for the Acura DPi as well as the Cadillac DPi-V.R and Mazda RT24-P.

Acura’s GT Daytona class contender, meanwhile, is one of six GT3 cars to receive power adjustments.

The NSX GT3 Evo has been given an increase of roughly 5 horsepower at low-end RPMs, while the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo is the biggest winner in class with a 9-horsepower boost across all power levels.

Power reductions have been given to the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo (-11 hp), BMW M6 GT3 (-10 hp), as well as the Porsche 911 GT3 R and Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo (both -13 hp).

In GT Le Mans, the BMW M8 GTE has also received a power cut in the range of 1.8 hp along with a 15 kg increase in minimum weight, while the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R has been given a 0.2 mm larger air restrictor, which equates to roughly a 3 hp increase.

The adjustments are relative to the Rolex 24, which utilized an event-specific BoP due to the unique nature of the 3.56-mile combined oval/road course.

IMSA is expected to establish its season-long BoP beginning with next month’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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