Acura NSX delayed for 2016 image

Acura is going to delay the introduction of the new NSX until next spring.

The announcement hasn’t been made official at this point, but according to a report published by Automobile Magazine, the model in question will be introduced, in its final production form, in spring 2016, as a 2017 model year. The delay decision has been taken apparently after the car manufacturer has decided to introduce a twin turbo V6 engine, instead of the naturally aspirated unit which was used on the concept car. The engineers had to switch to the longitudinal layout too. The Acura NSX will be starting its production at the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, and it will probably be shown, in its final form, at the 2016 NAIAS, in Detroit, next January, or two months later, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The Acura NSX has been shown, in its new form, at the beginning of this year, during the 2015 NAIAS. The model will have some important models in the segment as direct rivals and these will include the Ferrari 488 GTB, the Lamborghini Huracan, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Audi R8 V10 and the McLaren 570S. The 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 engine will be connected to the SH AWD system through a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and this will be backed up by the rear mounted electric motor, which will be positioned between the gearbox and the internal combustion unit. Two electric motors will be added to the front too, for dynamic torque vectoring. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration should take less than 4 seconds.

  • Somnambu

    Isn’t it time for a refresh by now?