Acura ARX-02a

The Acura ARX - 02a is a performance of Honda Development and Wirth Research developed Le Mans Prototype LMP1 class, which is used in sports car racing since 2009 and is the successor to the Acura ARX -01.

Racing applications

Highcroft Racing and de Ferran Motorsports ARX - 02a sat 2009, two in the American Le Mans Series in a work order from Acura. The debut took place at the 12 Hours of Sebring race in which both vehicles failed to technical defects. The following three championship races won the ARX - 02a.


The Acura ARX - 02a was presented on 26 January 2009 during winter testing at Sebring ALMS the first time. As early as the previous December first secret tests were extended in Sebring.

A special feature of the vehicle is that the same tire size is used on the front and the rear axle. By so larger Michelin tires can be omitted part of the brains aerodynamically generated. Another novelty is the suspended front spoiler. The entire development was taken over by Honda Performance Development and Wirth Research in California in the United Kingdom. Only Xtrac introduces the six-speed gearbox, the largest manufactured by external component of the vehicle.

The engine, the Acura LM- AR7 is powered by E10. Over 620 hp are mobilized from its four -liter displacement V8 in construction.

The ARX - 02a is equipped with an open cockpit and dual roll bar.


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