An Acura NSX Type S with a cute matching trailer will compete in this year’s One Lap of America. The TLX Type S will also compete in the event. Both are part of the employee-operated, all-volunteer Honda of America Racing Team.
The NSX Type S in the shade Thermal Orange Pearl is basically stock. He wears a set of HRE lightweight wheels with Falken tires and uses Red Line synthetic oil. The rear securing bar holds the tow hitch for towing a custom trailer.
The NSX trailer is from an early test mule that the company planned to destroy. Instead, a team at Honda’s North American Auto Development Center cut the car in half. The crew then made a barn door to create a wide opening to access the equipment inside, such as spare tires and extra fluids. The reversing camera is connected to the tow trailer’s multimedia system. The suspension has H&R springs. To match the racer, he rides on HRE wheels with Falken tires.
“When we saw the opportunity to build a trailer out of the Acura NSX supercar, we thought, ‘Why not? said Justyn Bobinski, one of the NSX racers at One Lap of America.
The TLX type S the One Lap of America contestant wears a wrap from the Acura Grand Prix of the Long Beach race car and rides on bronze HRE wheels. Includes parts from the Acura Genuine Accessories catalog including carbon fiber rear spoiler and diffuser. There is also Red Line synthetic oil in the car.
This year’s One Lap of America race will run for eight days, from May 6 to 13, covering 3,200 miles across 15 states. Along the way, competitors will stop at tracks such as Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, and Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee. Things will wrap up at Tire Rack’s headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Team Honda races in support of the Victory Center, an Ohio-based organization that helps cancer patients, survivors and their families.