Acura refers to their latest, Dave Marek designed experimental prototype as “the new look of speed,” and that it is; although Acura Motorsports has not, and will most likely never share the full specifications of a car custom built for Team Penske Racing.
What we do know is that the Marek ARX-5 design is based on the French manufactured ORECA Motorsports 07, the equivalence of the Dallara Indycar chassis in the world of Le Mans style Grand Prix racing. It will be powered by the mechanically bulletproof H.P.D.(Honda Performance Development) race modified 3.5 liter, twin-turbocharged V6, as found in the well received Acura TLX A-Spec, MDX, and RDX SUV..
Shades of Acura
Looking to the Acura ARX-05, Marek and company did a commendable job of injecting a bit of Acura flavor into Team Penske’s newest project; from the sweep of the hood to the recognizable “jewel eye” headlight design. Read my initial spin on ARX-05, then check out the video of the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race car to be campaigned by Team Penske in 2018.
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