Acura ARX-06 Prototype Electric Race Car
The Acura ARX-06 prototype electric race car is not just a concept, as it’s set to race at the Rolex 24 at Daytona the weekend of January 26-29, 2023. Featuring Acura-specific bodywork and aerodynamics based on an innovative ORECA LMDh chassis that utilizes an electrified hybrid power unit including a twin-turbocharged 2.4 liter V6 internal combustion engine designed, developed and manufactured by Honda Performance Development [HPD].

This electrified hybrid power unit generates a combined 670 hp, a class-mandated maximum power output. The most critical parts of the project included developing a clean sheet hybrid powertrain control system and a brake-by-wire as well as vehicle dynamics control system. What makes this even more impressive is that the control system architecture was implemented on a Formula 1-spec ECU hardware platform.
LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car 42141 Model Building Kit for Adults; Build a Replica Model of The 2022 McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (1,432 Pieces)
  • A build for Formula 1 fans – Construct a detailed model replica of McLaren’s 2022 F1 car with this LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141) building set for adults
  • A close collaboration – The LEGO designers worked closely with the team at McLaren Racing, with both sets of experts developing their version of the car at the same time for the 2022 race season
  • Modelled on the real car – Includes features like the V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering, suspension and differential for precision cornering

Acura ARX-06 Prototype Electric Race Car
Acura ARX-06 Prototype Electric Race Car

The new Acura ARX-06 has elements of our Indy-winning technology, Honda Formula One technology and Rolex 24-winning technology in it. This was achieved using HPD’s world-class simulation, design, development and manufacturing technologies; that our own engineers have developed, tested and validated. We are very proud of that. Now the challenge and hard work really starts, including grueling 24 hour simulations, and learning how to maximize all aspects of performance,” said David Salters, HPD President and Technical Director.


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