The new Honda NSX — the circa-$400,000, sub 3.0-seconds to 100km/h, 427kW hybrid petrol-electric quad-motor monster — is already a mean piece of automotive engineering. The FIA GT3 spec of that car? Even meaner.
With a body clad in unpainted carbon fibre, with even more aerodynamic treatment and larger spoiler, front splitter and hood vents for cooling, the black and grey NSX GT3 looks awesome. It keeps the same twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 as the road-going car, with the same internal components — although the tune is likely different and more aggressive — but does away with the triple-motor hybrid all-wheel drive setup for a petrol-only setup with a six-speed sequential 'box driving the rear wheels.
The car will go through its official FIA homologation later this year, and is still undergoing final revisions on race tracks around the US, Europe and Japan. It's a hardcore version of what is, by most accounts, one of the more driver- and real-world-friendly hybrid hypercars you can buy, although its likely price tag in Australia puts it in the rarefied air of McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini.