Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda’s North American racing company, has developed a new, 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged Daytona Prototype version of the production J35 engine, below, the latest of several HPD racing applications for the V6 found, in various forms, in a wide range of Honda and Acura cars and light trucks.
“This is a great opportunity for HPD and our customer teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship,” said Steve Eriksen, HPD vice president and COO. “Adding a Daytona Prototype effort alongside the proven HPD-Honda chassis and engine combination in LMP2 provides Honda with a strong and balanced attack in the inaugural TUDOR Championship.”
Honda joins Chevrolet and Ford in the Daytona Prototype manufacturer ranks and becomes the only company to field efforts in both categories that make up the new Prototype class in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
In the LMP2 prototype class, HPD produces a complete chassis/engine package, including the ARX-03b chassis and Honda 2.8-liter HR28TT twin-turbo
V6 engines, and competes with both Nissan and Mazda. This results in a five-manufacturer lineup vying for Prototype honors in the 2014 TUDOR championship.
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