Acura Logo – Acura is a brand used by the manufacturer Japanese in car Honda in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong since March 1986, to attack the market for luxury cars. The brand was introduced in Mexico in 2004 and in China in 2006. It also plans to introduce Acura to the Japanese domestic market in 2008. With the Acura brand, Honda leads the way to being the first Japanese luxury car market outside Japan. Before Acura, automobiles exported from Japan were primarily economical design for low-cost consumers.
In 1990, four years after the debut of the Legend and Integra, Acura introduced the NSX, a sporty rear-drive V6. His name is an acronym for N ew S ports and X perimental and presented as the first Japanese car capable of competing with Ferrari and Porsche. This vehicle was the flagship of the Acura brand in addition to the first production made entirely of aluminum. Despite the strong start to the brand (in terms of market acceptance), sales fell in the mid to late 90s.
Since entering the market, Acura has been involved with racing in the U.S., specifically in the series of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and IMSA GT Championship. Since 1991, reached an agreement with Comptech Racing to use the V6 engine in the Acura NSX prototype “Camel Lights – Spice Engineering” from Comptech. Subsequently, Acura won the IMSA Lights Championship in his first year, along with a class of 24 Hours of Daytona. Acura and Comptech would again win the Lights championship in 1992 and 1993 and another class at Daytona in 1992 and the 12 Hours of Sebring 1993.
However, a change in the rules caused the demise of IMSA IMSA Lights and Acura moved to touring car category with Realtime Racing in the SCCA World Challenge, running with the NSX in 1996 and winning the final two races of the season. In 1997, Acura Integra model added to the lower class, and managed to get the championship in both classes. Realtime again won the competition with the Integra in 1998, and stayed a few points to win again in 1999, but again succeeding in 2000.