- Indy Yellow is a modern interpretation of Spa Yellow, offered on the 1997-2003 NSX
- Spa Yellow was the fifth most popular first-generation NSX colour
- Indy Yellow joins Berlina Black as one of two NSX heritage colours
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, August 8, 2019 – The 2020 Honda NSX will debut a striking new Indy Yellow Pearl paint scheme during Monterey Car Week.
The 2020 Acura NSX will first be displayed at Concours on the Avenue in Downtown Carmel, alongside an NSX GT3 Evo race car featuring a custom designed livery with yellow and blue accents over the exposed carbon fibre body.
Indy Yellow Pearl pays homage to Spa Yellow, one of two yellow paints offered on the first generation NSX, and will join Berlina Black as an available heritage color for the 2020 model year.
Spa Yellow, known as “Indy Yellow” in some markets, was applied to around 20 per cent of NSXs produced between 1997 and 2003. For the final two years of NSX production (2004-2005), Spa Yellow was replaced by Rio Yellow.
Each NSX is handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio and continues the NSX tradition of offering an incredible performance value in the supercar market.
The 2020 NSX is powered by an innovative Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® power unit consisting of a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine, nine-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT) and three electric motors supplementing the engine with instantaneous electric torque.
The second-generation NSX features an advanced, multi-material body and aluminium-intensive space frame, enabling ultra-high rigidity, compact packaging and outstanding collision safety performance.
NSX GT3 Motorsports Success
Using the same Ohio-made multi-material space frame and 3.5-litre twin turbocharged engine design as the road-going NSX, the NSX GT3 and GT3 Evo have tackled some of the world’s most iconic GT races, including the 24 Hours of Daytona and Spa; the 12 Hours of Sebring; Petit Le Mans; and the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
In the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, the NSX GT3 Evos driven by Meyer Shank Racing have posted five wins and 11 podium finishes since its 2017 debut, and in the 2019 season, Meyer Shank Racing leads both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ Championships.
In the SRO GT World Challenge America series, the NSX GT3 has earned multiple wins as well, including six pro-am wins by three different teams this year in the new NSX GT3 Evo.
Around the world, the NSX GT3 driven by Autobacs Racing Team (ARTA) leads the GT300 class in the Japanese Super GT series with two podium finishes, and the NSX GT3 has also competed in Blancpain GT Series Asia, China GT Championship, select events in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the Blancpain GT Sports Club and GT Series in Europe, and the ADAC GT Masters in Germany.
Since becoming available for customer purchase in July 2017, and updated last year as the NSX GT3 Evo, there are currently 17 NSX GT3s in the hands of professional and amateur race teams globally, with the NSX GT3 Evo certified to compete in more than a dozen FIA-sanctioned racing series around the world.
Article Source: Full Boost MagazineAugust 21, 2019 10:35 am