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News Reporter 11-01-2012 09:00 AM

Acura preps ILX for endurance racing challenge
Filed under: Aftermarket, Motorsports, SEMA Show, Sedan, Acura, Racing

Acura has used the occasion of this year's SEMA show to unveil a 2013 ILX that is remarkably different from the road-going car that we are familiar with. A far distance from the rather mildly performing street car, this ILX Endurance Racer is actually prepped to race at the grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill in Willows, California.

The ILX racers (Team Honda Research has prepped two of them for the race) have actually each been constructed using two donor ILX sedans: one body-in-white chassis and one full production-spec car that donates powertrain, interior and electronic components. Overall, increasing the performance of the car was done mostly through extensive weight reduction rather than bumps in power. No figures have been given for the output of the ILX's K24Z7 engine, though we are told that a custom intake and exhaust have been fitted, as well as a racing flywheel.

A prominent LED lighting system dominates the front fascia of the ILX, along with a huge front splitter, while a massive wing speaks to the intentions of the car.

In all it seems to be a very nicely finished sporting product, and we wish the team well in its campaigning at Thunderhill. Scroll down to find the full Acura press release about the ILX Endurance Racer, and don't miss our full gallery of live images from SEMA.Continue reading Acura preps ILX for endurance racing challenge

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D Garage 11-01-2012 05:59 PM

That thing looks awesome. I actually do like the ILX a lot but still like the TSX more.

whatsanacura 11-01-2012 11:11 PM

I have to admit it looks great

Mayuga 11-02-2012 01:23 AM


awoc 11-02-2012 09:46 AM

The front end kills it for me :squint:.

Jeremiah 11-02-2012 11:47 AM

Would drive it.... hard.

Heinz Waescher 11-09-2012 08:33 PM

Bjwsan 11-09-2012 09:15 PM


Originally Posted by awoc (Post 895388)
The front end kills it for me :squint:.

:+1: Reading through earlier ILX release post, I liked the backside 'swoosh' lines to the rear bumper, and think this looks great... except for front... too much.

SLIKRIK 11-09-2012 11:00 PM


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