Honda HSV-010 GT

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Honda HSV-010 GT
Ralph Firman 2010 Super GT Fuji 400km qualify Super Lap.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2010
Body and chassis
Class Grand touring race car
Body style Coupe
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 3,397 cc (207.3 cu in) V8
500 PS (370 kW; 490 bhp) or more,
40.0kgm (289 lbs-ft; 392 Nm) or more
Transmission Ricardo 6-speed sequential manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (110 in)
Length 4,675 mm (184.1 in)
Width 2,000 mm (79 in)
Curb weight 1,100 kg (2,400 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Honda NSX Super GT
Successor Acura NSX (2015)

The Honda HSV-010 GT (an abbreviation for Honda Sports Velocity) is a race car manufactured by Honda[1] and designed to compete in the Super GT racing series.

History[edit]

The HSV-010 GT of Weider Honda Racing which operated by Dome. The car took pole position on its debut.

On October 23, 2009, Honda officially announced the end of the mid-engine NSX Super GT's participation in Super GT racing due to new Super GT regulations that allowed the use of only front engine, rear drive cars. On November 15, 2009, Honda announced that, despite withdrawing the NSX from Super GT competition, it would campaign a car for the 2010 season. Honda revealed that the car will be based on the cancelled 'New NSX' production vehicle. It is reported that although the Super GT normally requires racing vehicles to be based on production cars, the use of a production-ready car is also allowed.[2][3]

Then, on December 22, 2009, Honda announced the HSV-010 GT as the successor to the NSX Super GT in the Super GT series. Unlike typical Super GT cars, the vehicle is not based on any production vehicle that is made available to purchase by the general public. Although no road versions were built, the HSV-010 GT was superseded by the hybrid-electric 2015 Acura NSX, as 2013 Super GT season being the final year for the vehicle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lavrinc, Damon (2009-12-22). "NSX no more: Honda HSV-010 GT ready to race in SuperGT". Autoblog. Weblogs, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ Zack Newmark (2009-12-22). "Honda HSV-010 GT Announced as NSX Replacement in Japan's 2010 Super GT Race Series". WorldCarFans. 
  3. ^ "2010 Super GT Honda NSX Confirmed : Your online JDM magazine". 7tune.com. 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 

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