Acura Joins the American Le Mans Series

Acura enters an exciting new dimension in 2007.

The popular auto manufacturer begins its third decade as one of the nation's top performance divisions, and Acura's entry into major league motorsports ties perfectly into the marque's continued evolution in the United States.

Working with Honda Performance Development (HPD), Acura has brought together three outstanding and successful teams - Andretti Green Racing, Lowe's Fernandez Racing and Highcroft Racing - for its first factory motorsports effort. The 2007 Acura American Le Mans Series LMP2 sports car program features the first racing engine (3.4-liter, normally-aspirated, fuel-injected V-8) completely designed and developed by HPD.

The very competitive American Le Mans Series provides an arena to battle the likes of Porsche, Audi, Mazda and other factory-backed race teams in wheel-to-wheel endurance competition. The season opens with the 55th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17.