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Featured Tuner Car: 2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer

The 2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer was built from a body-in-white by Honda R&D associates during an after-work team-building program known as Team Honda Research-West (THR-W). The ILX Endurane Racer is to complete in NASA’s grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race. The THR-W team emphasized on reduced weight and calculated modifications to achieve target performance numbers. See below for modifications.

Modifications


Powertrain

HPD lightened flywheel and racing clutch package
HPD motor mounts
Red Line lubrication
AEM cold air intake system
AEM custom-built exhaust sytem
Design Engineering, Inc. thermal protection system
NGR oil catch tank
Chassis & Suspension
BF Goodrich R1 race tires
Enkei RPF1 wheels
H&R race-spec coilover kit
HPD rear sway bar, rear upper control arms
THR-W designed roll cage (built by Solo Motorsports)

Exterior

APR GTC-200 adjustable wing
Baja Designs LED lighting system
THR-W front splitter

Interior

Bride Gardis III race seat
Schroth safety harness
OMP WRC steering wheel
NRG Innovation quick steering disconnect
Brockway Engineering D Gauge digital OBD1 gauge
Braille lightweight battery.

2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer – Hi-res. Images

2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer
2013 Acura ILX Endurance Racer

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