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  Spice SE91P Acura

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1991
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 06, 2015
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Click here to download printer friendly versionAgain with the highly talented Johnstone as the lead driver, the Comptech/Acura effort hit the ground running with a class victory in the season-opening Daytona 24 Hours. These results were matched in the next two rounds of the Camel Lights series. By year's end. Johnstone had started from class pole 12 times and had score eight races victories. The closest challenger finished a full 100 points behind.

With Spice Engineering in different ownership, the development of the car was up to Comptech, who devised a twin-tier rear wing, following the example of several of the full-bore GTP cars. It was raced but never on both cars as the added downforce rarely justified the added drag. Johnstone nevertheless continued the Spice-Acura domination in the Camel Lights Championship as he won his second title in a row.

Encouraged by the success of the Lights effort, Acura looked at the possibility of moving up to the GTP class with a derivative of Honda's V10 F1 engine. To this end, a radical chassis produced by Allard Holdings, who had bought out Spice, was tested several times. Unfortunately, the project never materialised as IMSA announced the GTP class would be abandoned at the end of the 1993 season in favour of open prototypes.

It made little sense to develop a GTP car for a single season, so Acura and Comptech continued their successful GTP Lights campaign for a third year. The results were much the same and the only real competition came from a privately fielded Acura-engined Spice. Johnstone scored a record equalling third consecutive Camel Lights title.

At the end of 1993, the Acura GTP Lights program was curtailed as the Japanese company, again with Comptech as partners and Johnstone as the drive, moved to IndyCars. Even though by the time the Comptech/Acura effort arrived the competition was not as strong as in earlier years, the team's absolute domination was very impressive.

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