Nerd’s Eye View: Honda R&D’s Acura ILX Endurance Racers



The base of the rear of the cage is welded to plates that are welded to the chassis. The cage was fabricated to NASA specifications by Solo Motorsports. Check out the upper corners of the opening between the trunk and the passenger compartment; Honda designed in the triangulated sheet metal bracing to stiffen up the chassis. That’s pretty neat!
An old school Honda seat belt latch was sourced for the window net to give the car a bit more of a nostalgic feel.
Race cars need big main power switches that are easy to see and turn in case of a crash. I think this one does the job. The ‘key’ is also safety wired to the car so there’s no losing the keys to the car.
Stock latches? Pffft…. We don’t need no stinkin’ stock door latches. THRW fabricated this lightweight and simple way to open the driver’s side door.
Another view of how the door bars of the cage extend far out into the shell of the door creating a large crumple zone before getting to the driver’s space.
A Bride Gardis III race seat is paired with a Schroth harness to keep the drivers in place.

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