Honda Performance Development has, apparently, decided to start an account on Bring a Trailer. Race teams, they really are just like us! What they sell, though, is not your average car.
For, you see, the car that Honda Performance Development is selling is the #007 Acura ARX-05 race car that raced in the Daytona Prototype international racing class in 2022 and was assembled by Wayne Taylor Racing.
With just 11,000 mile on the odometer, it has an impressive list of accolades to its name. It set pole position at its first outing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as at Laguna Seca and Road America. It also earned victories at the latter two races, in addition to at Mid Ohio and Watkins Glen.
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The race car comes finished in a black, blue, and silver Konica Minolta livery that was applied to it prior to its final race, the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in September of this very year. The Acura ARX-05 is based on an ORECA 07 LMP2-class chassis and features a carbon fiber monocoque that was manufactured in 2020.
It rides on 18×12.5-inch front wheels and 18×13-inch rear wheels made of forged aluminum and produced by Rotiform. They’re clad in Michelin Pilot Sport P2L tires and attached to the car via a double wishbone pushrod suspension at all four corners. The brakes are supplied by Brembo and have six-piston calipers.
You get into the rather tight confines of the interior, such as it is, through butterfly doors. There, you’ll find an anxiety-inducing number of buttons, as well as a water bottle and a windshield washer system.
It is worth noting that, though, that the fire extinguisher bottle expired on December 1, so that may negatively affect the value of the vehicle. On the other hand, its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that produces 600 hp (447 kW/608 PS) at 6,500 rpm was replaced every 3,500 miles, signalling that it’s been well taken care of. The fact that it finished second in overall in its class for the 2022 season can’t hurt either.
If you’re interested in owning a piece of history like the Acura ARX-05 #007, you’ll have to place your bid in before Friday, December 23 at 12:50, on Bring a Trailer. That means that if you drive real fast, you might be able to get it under the Christmas tree just in time.