Acura faucets Comptech historical past for 2019 ARX-05 DPi liveries
Acura Staff Penske pays tribute to the championship-winning Comptech Racing IMSA prototypes from the early 1990s all through the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with throwback white and orange liveries.
The unmistakable dayglo orange, featured on the manufacturing facility IMSA GTP-Gentle entries from California’s Comptech, helped the Acura NSX-powered prototypes constructed by Spice to face out from its rivals because the staff and model dominated its class from 1991-1993.
“It is a pure search for Acura prototypes, and a salute to our heritage as a efficiency model,” mentioned Acura government inventive director Dave Marek, who introduced the liveries ahead to its ARX-05 DPis. “The Acura model was based in 1986, and its debut in motorsports quickly adopted.
“At this time, we’re proud to unveil a livery that precisely displays our lengthy, profitable historical past in North American racing – and sit up for including new chapters to the story of Acura Precision Crafted Efficiency.”
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