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2016 Acura NSX Unveiled - AWD & Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid Included

Acura's latest production NSX supercar breaks cover in Detroit with over 550hp (unconfirmed report).

Acura
Jan 12, 2015
Photographers: Motor Trend, North American International Auto Show

After a ton of hype, here it is - the new 2016 Acura NSX. A production version of the US-developed Honda/Acura supercar was revealed this morning at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., 25 years after the debut of the original and some seven years after the automaker began pimping a concept of the new iteration, thus ending what felt like one of the longest buildups in the history of car teases.

Much of the NSX's details should come as little surprise to the most attentive enthusiast, considering a good chunk of this info has already been widely disseminated. Like its predecessor, the sports car is mid engine rocking another V6, but this time one with twin turbos and a dry-sump oil system - plus the mill is longitudinal, not transverse. The plant is mated to a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), and a three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system also provides power.

Powertrain side Photo 2/29   |   Powertrain Side

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The rear direct-drive electric motor, housed between the engine and transmission, supports acceleration, braking and transmission shifting performance, while the NSX's front wheels are driven by twin independent high-output electric motors which deliver instantaneous torque response and dynamic left-to-right torque distribution. The setup falls under the management of the NSX's Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive system.

Top Photo 6/29   |   Top

At each corner are all-aluminum suspension bits and aluminum rims shod in Continental ContiSportContact rubber - 245/35Z R19 front and 295/30Z R20 rear, mounted on 19x8.5 inch front and 20x11 inch rear rollers. Brakes are made up of 6-pot front and 4-pot rear monoblock calipers biting carbon-ceramic rotors. The body of the new NSX is also pretty high-tech: space frame design with an internal frame of aluminum, ultra-high strength steel and other materials, a carbon fiber floor, and body panels from a combination of aluminum and sheet molding composite.

Powertrain top Photo 10/29   |   Powertrain Top

And speaking of that body - the car has been wind tunnel tested, so each exterior element was optimized for downforce creation, systems cooling, or both. Honda claims this NSX has the lowest center of gravity in its class thanks to engineers' thoughtful layout of key components. Plus the interior is outfitted with all kinds of the latest bells and whistles: TFT display, handcrafted leather dash, dial-operated Integrated Dynamic System with Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track modes, launch control, and more.

After years of waiting, which at times looked like the car may not make it to fruition, the new NSX has arrived. Rejoice. Here in America Acura will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer of 2015, with customer deliveries expected later in the year. Price tag will be around $150,000, so better save your pennies.

Front Photo 14/29   |   Front
By Acura
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2016 Acura NSX Unveiled - AWD & Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid Included
2016 Acura NSX Details:
  • Production version breaks cover at 2015 NAIAS after years of development in the U.S.
  • Motivated by twin-turbo DOHC V6 w/9-speed dual clutch trans and three electric motors
  • Space frame design body anchored by carbon fiber floor | All-aluminum front, rear suspension
  • Acura accepting custom orders in summer | Customer deliveries expected later in the year

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