After a single teaser, a slew of spy shots and a handful of videos, Honda has finally released all the official details on its new GT500-bound HSV-010 racecar. Based on the discontinued NSX successor, five HSV-010s will hit the track at the SuperGT season opener this May, with 10 drivers, including Ralph Firman and Yuji Ide.
While the road car was believed to have been powered by a new V10, the HSV-010 uses a 3.4-liter V8. The engine is likely a derivative of the powerplant used in the Acura ARX-01 LMP2 car in the American Le Mans Series over the last three years. With 496 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque propelling its 2,425 pound mass, Honda's new team of GT500 racers has the chance to take the Japanese series by storm. Make the jump for the official specs.
Honda introduces HSV-010 GT for competing in GT500 class of SUPER GT Series
January 18, 2010 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. introduced the HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series (managed and run by GTA Co., Ltd.).
* The letters "HSV" stand for Honda Sports Velocity.
|Honda HSV-010 GT: Specifications and performance characteristics|
|Dimensions, weight||Length × Width × Height (m)||4.675 × 2.000 × (not disclosed)|
|Vehicle weight (kg)||1,100 or more|
|Configuration||Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8|
|V angle (°)||90|
|Valve train||Gear-driven DOHC: 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder|
|Bore × stroke (mm)||93.0 × 62.5|
|Compression ratio||(Not disclosed)|
|Maximum output (kW[PS])||370 (500) or more|
|Maximum torque(N·m[kg·m])||392 (40.0) or more|
|Throttle control system||Mechanical|
|Fuel supply system||Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI)|
|Fuel||Lead-free premium gasoline|
|Powertrain, running system||Transmission mechanism||Constant mesh|
|Transmission shifting method||Steering paddle shifter|
|Steering system mechanism||Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS)|
|Brake type and mechanism||Hydraulic ventilated disc system|
|Suspension system||Double wishbone|