It’s finally happening; the Acura NSX is ready for launch.
The finalized performance numbers and technical highlights were confirmed by parent company Honda in a press release yesterday, Oct. 26. Staying true to form, the new NSX will arrive with a mid-mounted V6 in a lightweight body, but that is where the similarities end. This new 3.5-liter V6 uses two turbochargers to make 500 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.
A new nine-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is paired with a direct drive hybrid motor/generator. Power is stored in a lithium-ion battery mounted low in the chassis. This energy is channeled to the front wheels by a Twin Motor Unit (TMU). Powering each front wheel independently, it can induce yaw while cornering to provide incredible lateral grip.
In addition to more traction, Acura added 73 hp to the acceleration equation. This will make for blistering acceleration and an estimated top speed of 191 mph. The chassis and space frame are mostly aluminum, with high strength steel used in critical safety areas.
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Production is about to begin at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. If you aren’t in the market for a new sporty hybrid, we have a few classic examples to choose from.
Stay tuned to Autofluence for more NSX updates.
(Source: Honda North America)