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Acura ARX-06 LMDh Is One Sharp-Lookin' Hybrid

Expect to see it at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

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Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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The ARX-06, which stands for "Acura Racing Experimental, Generation 6," will make its competition debut at the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida, this coming January.       

Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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Acura worked with Oreca for the ARX-06's carbon-fiber chassis, with the body's design work coming out of the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles.       

Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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The hybrid system is the same for all competitors and is supplied, but each automaker must provide its own internal-combustion engine for these hybrid race cars.    

Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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Honda Performance Development created a bespoke 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 for the job.    

Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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A six-speed sequential racing transmission handles the cog-swapping duties.

Acura ARX-06 LMDh Prototype race car
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It'll compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing series, continuing the automaker's partnerships with both Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing.    

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