The new Acura NSX has been officially presented to the public in its production form during the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
The newest sports car and one of the most anticipated ones is called the Acura NSX, or the Honda NSX, depending on where it will be sold. The model in question is in its second generation and it is getting an evolutionary design, drawing most of its styling cues from the concept car, which has been already unveiled. When compared to the one-off version, the production model has grown and it is now standing in at 4,470 mm in length, 1,940 mm in width, 1,215 mm in height and it is riding on a 2,630 mm long wheelbase.
Besides a new body, the 2016 NSX is also getting a new interior design which is aimed towards the driver (don’t know why Acura wanted to mention this). The vehicle is getting intuitive and simple controls, an instrument cluster with a dynamic TFT display, the Power button fitted to the center console, ultra-thin but strong A-pillar design to increase visibility, a low mounted instrument panel and several other goodies which haven’t been highlighted yet.
The most important part of the brand new Acura / Honda NSX is definitely found under its hood where the company has taken a step towards the future and added a hybrid powertrain. This is consisting out of a twin turbocharged longitudinally mounted V6, of approximately 550 HP, which has been backed up by three electric motors. Power is being sent to both axles which is forming the “Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive”.
Acura says that two electric motors are mounted up front for torque vectoring while the last one is fitted to the rear, between the combustion engine and the brand new 9-speed dual clutch transmission. The carmaker is cheap on offering performance details so a future unveil, at another major automotive event may put some light onto it. Last but not least, we have to mention the wheels, 19- and 20-inch, front to rear, with 245/35 and 295/30 tires. Six- and four-piston calipers, along with ceramic discs, are forming the braking system. No pricing info has been released either but rumor has it that this will start from 150,000 USD.