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I lied it's for LMP2 cars. Wouldn't it be sweet.

Honda Performance Development is the first engine manufacturer to release details of an engine that complies with the ACO’s revised technical regulations that go into effect for the 2011 ALMS/Le Mans season. This new HPD LMP2 engine, based on Honda‘s global V6 engine used in everything from the Accord to the Acura ZDX, is a 2.8-liter twin-turbo that utilizes HPD’s exclusive engine-control system.
This engine is the product of a joint effort between HPD and Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA). Product R&D engineers from HRA’s Raymond, Ohio center worked with HPD race engineers to create a powerful racing engine that meets the new regulations that state that the engine must be production-based and must cost no more than $90,000.
It is expected that this new 2.8-liter turbo V6 will be fitted to Highcroft Racing’s P2 chassis for competition in the American Le Mans series, while in Europe it will be Strakka Racing putting this engine to use in the European Le Mans series. It’s unclear at this point if Highcroft and Strakka will be required to manufacture a new chassis for 2011 or if their existing P2 cars (which are currently powered by a 3.4-liter V8) will be allowed to run the new turbo V6. We’ll let you know as soon as these details become available.
 

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It was for LMP2 race car. Would be nice if it made it on the new NSX though :D

Forget the hybrid. Make a Type R version that is a high revving twin turbo V6.
 

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It was for LMP2 race car. Would be nice if it made it on the new NSX though :D

Forget the hybrid. Make a Type R version that is a high revving twin turbo V6.
Type R badging days are long gone, it's all about Type S when it comes to Acura. Even in Japan it will probably be an Acura and not under Honda.

Before Acura thinks about making a fast sedan they need to bring out the NSX and an S2000 successor, too many fast sedan's on the market for Acura to compete with.
 

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I'm pretty sure its sold as a Honda NSX in other countries.

I'm not sure if Acura/Honda refuses to do a high performance car because they think noone will buy it or because they just don't want to.

Because they obviously have the capabilities to.
 

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seems like this thread got some views!

Interesting in a twin turbo TL? hehe...

To be honest this engine would have been perfect in the new NSX.
 
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