|Founded in 1986|
|Country: United States|
|10 cars included|
- "In 1986, Honda Motor Co. of Japan started producing the Acura line of cars for several markets, including the U.S., becoming the first of three Japanese manufacturers to launch separete luxury brands. The first Acura models - the Legend, Integra, and especially the avant-garde NSX - set the tone for the new brand, with a dual emphasis on luxury and performance. The late Formula One champion Ayrton Senna consulted on the NSX's suspension and chassis tuning, and the result was both a stunning performer and suitable for everyday street driving.
- Acura also produced some very desirable special modelswith an extra emphasis on performance. The 195-hp Integra Type R features a race-tuned suspension, high-performance tires, powerful brakes, and special seats. The NSX-R, introduced in 1992 for Japan and Europe and updated in 2002, is a lightened version of this already super car. It's 290-hp V6, aggressive suspension, and improved aerodynamics allow it to complete successfully against more powerful cars.
- Recently, Acura waged a spirited battle with Penske Racing Porsches in the 2009 American Le Mans Series and claimed six class wins. By season's end, Acura trailed Porsche in the LMP2 Manufacturer's Championship by only a single point. In 2009, Acura stepped up to the top-level LMP1 class, with two teams racing in the ARX-02a, the most advanced Acura to date."
Year Model PI 2002 RSX Type-S D 342 2010 TSX V6 C 375 2001 Integra Type-R C 388 1997 NSX B 471 2005 NSX B 476 2008 #26 Andretti-Green Racing ARX-01b R1 954 2008 #66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-01b R1 954 2008 #15 Lowe's Fernandez ARX-01b R1 954 2009 #66 de Ferran Motorsport Jim Hall Tribute ARX-02a R1 989 2009 #66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-02a R1 990