Acura ARX-02a: Up close

Acura ARX-02a: Up close

After two years learning the ropes in LMP2, Acura is gunning for overall victory in this year's Sebring 12 Hours. AUTOSPORT takes a look at the super-sophisticated machine its pinned its ALMS title hopes on

Acura had just claimed its first American Le Mans Series pole position when the brains behind its still-new LMP2 contender was given a new challenge.

Nick Wirth, whose eponymous company was responsible for the P2 racer, was asked to come up with a way of beating the turbodiesels with a petrol-powered LMP1 prototype. The result is the radical Acura ARX-02a.

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