Honda recently lifted the veils off of its new NSX GT3 race car (called the NSX-GT), and now, the company has released the first episode of a “special” movie series that chronicles the development of the Super GT participant.

In the 51-second video, we see a busy Honda Racing crew hard at work setting up the NSX racer for a bout of testing at the Autopolis international racing circuit in Japan. There’s plenty of carbon-fibre for the eyes to see, and lovely noises from the car’s 2.0 litre turbo four-pot for the ears to listen to.

Said mill is said to develop at least 590 hp, which gives the NSX GT3 a power-to-displacement ratio of almost 300 hp per litre. It replaces the standard 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 found in the road-going NSX, and meets Super GT regulations.

The rear-wheel drive GT3 race car also comes with a plethora of aero bits, including dive planes and a splitter for the front bumper, a massive rear wing and diffuser, and there are plenty of vents carved into the extended wheel arches.

All together, the NSX GT3 tips the scales at 1,049 kg with a driver onboard but without fuel. The car will compete in the 2017 Super GT against compatriots such the Lexus LC GT500 and Nissan GT-R.


GALLERY: Honda NSX at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show