The Acura NSX GT3 Evo is an evolution of the NSX GT3 racecar, which itself is based off the road-going NSX (NC1).
When the second-generation NSX was approved for development, its engineers put pen to paper with racing in mind. The production car and its GT3 sibling were created in tandem with a shared vision: a sophisticated supercar with bare-knuckles racing chops.
Built and tested on the racing circuits of Japan, Europe, and North America, the NSX GT3 made its debut in 2016 and has tackled the world’s most iconic GT races with its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 NSX engine, modified to meet current FIA requirements.
The NSX GT3 is optimized for high-speed aerodynamics – its larger front cooling intakes, underbody diffuser and large rear wing are the most obvious adjustments – but the NSX family resemblance is clear. And beneath the skin, the GT3 race car shares the same clean-sheet design, multi-material space frame that gives ultimate rigidity to the production car.
After leading its class at 24 Hours of Daytona and winning the Grand Prix of Detroit and the Six Hours of Watkins Glen, NSX GT3 is now available to customers and race teams. Homologated to compete in over two dozen FIA-sanctioned racing series globally, the production-based 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 racing engine is mated with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox. The chassis, including the multi-material body structure and TIG–welded chrome–moly roll cage, is built alongside the production NSX at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.
The Acura NSX GT3 Evo was added in the Fire and Lightning Update as a high Class C car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 2,089 ( 1)
- rank: 2,278
- rank: 2,556 ( 25)
- rank: 2,797 ( 32)
- rank: 3,077 ( 36)
- rank: 3,585 ( 41)
The NSX GT3, compared to the regular Acura NSX, has a lower top speed and worse acceleration, but better handling, drifting and nitro efficiency. Like the Vanda Electrics Dendrobium and Porsche Taycan Turbo S, a perfect nitro gives an increased speed boost.
The NSX GT3 is decent in multiplayer and relatively reliable due to its good handling and nitro efficiency, the latter of which allows it to reach its competitive top speed. However, it is massively hampered by its slow acceleration. Players will almost always fall into last place at the start of the race, and should other faster accelerating cars be in the race (the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for instance), it can be difficult to win. When driven skillfully to utilize its nitro top speed, the NSX GT3 can make up for the time lost and catch up to the rest of the pack.
In Slipstream Mode, the NSX GT3's slow accleration is a benefit in disguise as it allows the car to be in the slipsteam of faster acclerating cars. When combined with its high top speed, nitro efficiency, and nitro boost, the NSX GT3 will be able to take and maintain a lead.
The NSX GT3 Evo was originally unlocked through its Grand Prix.
It was made reobtainable through a Key Hunt. Players are given 10 days to fully star up and unlock the NSX GT3 Evo.
- Main article: Acura NSX GT3 Evo (Grand Prix)
The Acura NSX GT3 Evo's Grand Prix was launched on March 15, 2021, with a time limit of 16 days to complete the event.
The Acura NSX GT3 Evo was added in the Sixth Anniversary Update as a high- Class B car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1241
- MAX rank: 1468 (+227)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1685 (+217)
- This was changed to 1682 in the 2021 Lunar New Year Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +51
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 444
- Nitro Efficiency: 8/12/16
At stock, the NSX GT3 has average acceleration, relatively low top speed, good handling, average drifting and a low nitro stat. Although it resembles the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series in rank distribution, it differs by having slower acceleration and weaker nitro boost.
The NSX GT3 was previously competitive against the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition as it had faster acceleration and a slightly higher top speed.
With the March 5, 2021 hotfix in the 2021 Lunar New Year Update, the NSX GT3's acceleration was substantially nerfed where it was the 7th fastest accelerating car. As it was now slower than the R8 e-tron Special Edition, Mazda RX-8 Special Edition, McLaren MP4/8, and Infiniti Project Black S Special Edition, the NSX GT3's utility in multiplayer was greatly reduced.
With the reshuffling of the R8 e-tron SE and Infiniti SE into Class D in the 2021 Summer Update and Eighth Anniversary Update, the NSX GT3 has gained back some its utility. Between the SCG 003S, MP4/8, and Jaguar XKR-S GT, the NSX GT3 is a middle-of-the-road option between all 4; the XKR-S GT has faster acceleration but also has a lower top speed, the SCG's main strength is its nitro efficiency, and the MP4/8 has handling. While the Suzuki Hayabusa is, on paper, the best option with its 2nd-fastest acceleration and supercharged nitro, the player has to rely on the game giving tracks that have jumps and contend with the different driving physics of motorcycles.
The Acura NSX GT3 Evo was usable for credits grinding as its Season 9 race is set on San Diego Harbor and could be completed in ~52 seconds for a payout of 5,570. This was rendered useless after the 2020 Lunar New Year Update's March 2020 hotfix.
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the NSX GT3 Evo can be purchased for 1,850,000.
Research & Development
- Main article: Acura NSX GT3 Evo (Research & Development)
The Acura NSX GT3 Evo's Research & Development event was launched on October 11, 2019. Players are given 4 days to start and 10 days to complete the event with 4 Labs spanning 50 Tests.
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