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Honda's Super GT racer ready to hit the track


Honda has revealed its HSV-010 GT racer which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT series

The HSV-010 (short for Honda Sports Velocity) racer will be competing against the likes of the Nissan GT-R GT500.

Honda said no performance figures have been verified, but the beast features a 3.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine reportedly developing at least 500bhp and 290lb/ft of pulling power.

It has a kerb weight of 1100kg.

The Honda GT racer is built on unique platform and features a sequential six-speed box with steering wheel mounted paddles sending power to the rear-wheels.

Honda HSV-010 GT Technical Specifications

Length: 4675 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Vehicle weight: 1100+ kg
Engine name: HR10EG
Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8
V angle: 90°
Valve train: Gear-driven DOHC - 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder
Displacement: 3397 cm3
Bore x stroke: 93.0 x 62.5 mm
Maximum output: 500 PS (370 KW)
Maximum torque: 392 Nm
Throttle control system: Mechanical
Fuel supply system: Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI)
Fuel: Lead-free premium gasoline
Lubrication: Dry sump
Transmission mechanism: Constant mesh
Transmission shifting method: Steering paddle shifter
Steering system mechanism: Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS)
Brake type and mechanism: Hydraulic ventilated disc system
Suspension system: Double wishbone
Stabilizer: Torsion bar

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