For those of us who grew up and believing that Honda and Acura were the only "cool" auto manufacturers in the world, RealTime Racing had the coolest of the cool. From NSXs to Integra Type-Rs to RSXs to TSXs, RealTime Racing campaigned some of the most beautifully built touring car racers of the last two decades.
Being 11-time World Challenge Champions is no easy task and it looks like RealTime Racing is looking for a whole new challenge for 2010. "Coming into the new year we had a decision to make: Remove a number of go-fast bits and run in Touring Car, or tune up our TSXs to try and be competitive in GTS," explained '08 Touring Car champion Cunningham. "It's a faster group of cars – anything from other Acuras and Lotus, all the way to big iron like Corvette and Viper."
Those big sports cars probably won't to be too popular, however, with the field likely to be dominated by the Acuras and a fleet of BMWs that are expected to make the jump to GTS.
By being able to build on top of an already strong and championship-proven platform, RealTime Racing will once again return as the favorites for us enthusiasts growing up loving all things Honda and Acura. This may just be the excitement we've all been waiting for from World Challenge; seeing new-generation Acura TSXs competing against heavy American muscle and other nimble counterparts.
We'll be sure to see how the RTR Acuras compete, with the first race of the season taking place this weekend in St. Petersburg, FL.
More: RealTime Racing Acura TSXs Moving Up to World Challenge GTS Class