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Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

Hindman Claims Pole for Acura at Lime Rock Park

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:16pm

No less than five different drivers topped the GTD time sheets in this morning's 15-minute qualifying session, with Hindman finally claiming the pole on his eighth lap.

Key Points: 
  • No less than five different drivers topped the GTD time sheets in this morning's 15-minute qualifying session, with Hindman finally claiming the pole on his eighth lap.
  • It is the third pole of the season for the New Jersey native, who claims Lime Rock as his "home" track, following GTD pole runs at Sebring and Watkins Glen.Hindman and co-driver Mario Farnbacher currently hole a 19-point lead in the GTD championship ahead of today's sixth race of the season.
  • Same-day US Network television coverage from Lime Rock Park begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.
  • Trent Hindman (#86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) GTD class pole qualifier, his third IMSA GTD pole of 2019: "Big thanks to the Meyer Shank Racing guys.

Meyer Shank Racing Takes Acura NSX GT3 Evo to Victory at Watkins Glen

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:40am

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., June 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports continued its run of mid-season wins and podiums today at Watkins Glen International Raceway, with Meyer Shank Racing taking its Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the GTD class win in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, while Acura Team Penske added another podium finish with a third-place overall result for the Acura ARX-05 prototype.

Key Points: 
  • WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., June 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports continued its run of mid-season wins and podiums today at Watkins Glen International Raceway, with Meyer Shank Racing taking its Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the GTD class win in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, while Acura Team Penske added another podium finish with a third-place overall result for the Acura ARX-05 prototype.
  • Farnbacher was successful in his defense of the lead, and scored his first IMSA GTD win of 2019 and second career win.
  • For endurance racing specialist Marks, today's win is the ninth in his long career, dating back to 2001.
  • Katherine Legge (#57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) started second in GTD, finished fourth: "I am slightly disappointed [to finish fourth].

Acura Launches Handcrafted "PMC Edition" Models in New York

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Harnessing the unique capabilities of its bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, Acura will introduce handcrafted limited-edition vehicles, starting with the 2020 TLX PMC Edition.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Harnessing the unique capabilities of its bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, Acura will introduce handcrafted limited-edition vehicles, starting with the 2020 TLX PMC Edition.
  • With production starting this summer, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition willbe built by the same master technicians that hand assemble the Acura NSX supercar.
  • "We designed the PMC not only to build NSX, but to give Acura the flexibility to explore handcrafted production of limited edition models," said Jon Ikeda, Acura Brand Officer.
  • The individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console designates the 2020 TLX PMC Edition as handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center.

Acura Returns to Indy Car with Meyer Shank Racing

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Meyer Shank Racing Indy car driven by Jack Harvey will feature Acura livery in this weekend's Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, marking the return of Acura colors to the NTT IndyCar Series for the first time since 1994.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Meyer Shank Racing Indy car driven by Jack Harvey will feature Acura livery in this weekend's Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, marking the return of Acura colors to the NTT IndyCar Series for the first time since 1994.
  • "Given our long-running, successful relationship with Meyer Shank Racing in sports car competition, it seemed only natural to mark our first year as title sponsor of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach by extending our brand to the MSR Indy car," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and Brand Officer.
  • In addition to its Indy car program, Meyer Shank Racing fields a pair of Acura NSX GT3 Evo's in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and has scored four class victories and two poles in the highly-competitive GTD category since 2017.
  • The only previous time Acura featured on an Indy car entry was in 1994, when the division served as primary sponsor of the Comptech Racing Lola driven by three-time IMSA champion Parker Johnstone.

Acura Marks 30 Years Since Debut of Iconic NSX Supercar

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura this week marks 30 years since the shot heard 'round the automotive world -- the 1989 global debut of the first-generation Acura NSX.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura this week marks 30 years since the shot heard 'round the automotive world -- the 1989 global debut of the first-generation Acura NSX.
  • Since its debut, NSX has made an indelible impression on the exotic and supercar world.
  • "NSX shattered those notions, and raised the bar on every other exotic and supercar maker, with the effects still felt today.
  • NSX was a huge inspiration and one of the major reasons I was drawn to join Acura nearly 30 years ago."

Acura Takes Center Stage at Monterey Car Week With Global Debut of 2019 NSX

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

Making its global debut during Monterey Car Week and on display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the 2019 Acura NSX boasts new design cues, and fresh color schemes, including a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, and Indigo blue and full Red leather options for the interior.

Key Points: 
  • Making its global debut during Monterey Car Week and on display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the 2019 Acura NSX boasts new design cues, and fresh color schemes, including a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, and Indigo blue and full Red leather options for the interior.
  • Full details of the 2019 NSX can be found here: AcuraNews.com/2019NSX
    The 2019 NSX is available for order today, with U.S. deliveries slated to begin in October.
  • Acura began its week of activities in Monterey as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Carmel-By-The Sea Concours on the Avenue (COTA) on Tuesday, August 21.
  • The Quail featured a selection of Acura products including the new 2019 NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl and 130R White, as well as the NSX GT3 and ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race cars.

2019 Acura NSX Debuts in Monterey with Design Updates, Chassis Enhancements and Expanded Color Palette

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:45am

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --The 2019 Acura NSX will make its debut at Monterey Car Week featuring new design cues, exterior and interior color combinations, and chassis upgrades that enhance vehicle dynamics.

Key Points: 
  • MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --The 2019 Acura NSX will make its debut at Monterey Car Week featuring new design cues, exterior and interior color combinations, and chassis upgrades that enhance vehicle dynamics.
  • The 2019 Acura NSX will first be displayed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
  • The 2019 NSX is available for order today with U.S. deliveries slated to begin in October.
  • Inside the cockpit, the 2019 NSX color palette is expanded with the addition of an optional Indigo blue Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara theme.