Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Acura NSX Unveiled

Twenty-five years after the debut of the original, paradigm-shifting NSX supercar, Acura revealed the production version of its highly anticipated successor—the next-generation Acura NSX, developed and produced in the U.S.—to the world's auto media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show today. The production model, in a scintillating NSX Red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin-turbocharged engine.

Highlights include:

  • The company will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.
  • The approach is realized through an all-new power unit—a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system—integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world's-first material applications and manufacturing processes.
  • To accommodate the new longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6 and 9-speed DCT, the production vehicle was lengthened (+3 inches) and widened (+1 inch) with a slightly more cab-forward package, compared with the proportions of the NSX Concept shown in 2012.
  • The NSX will be manufactured exclusively at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, where approximately 100 highly-skilled associates will conduct full body construction, paint, and final assembly using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

For more pictures and the full press release, please see Rebirth of an Icon: Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled.

Buzz from around the net:
  • Almost everyone loves the exterior.
  • Mixed reviews on the interior. Lots prefer the concept interior then this interior. Complaints include current interior looking cheap and less luxurious.
  • Horsepower is rumored to be 550+ hp and car weight is currently not being reported.

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