Acura presented the new NSX at the Detroit auto show. According to the Japanese brand, the production model is based on the prototype that was presented three years ago in Detroit. It has larger dimensions than the prototype, reaching 4.470 mm in length, 1.940 mm in width, 1.215 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2.630 mm.
It stands on 19 inch wheels at the front and 20 inch at the rear with tires sized 245/35 front and 295/30 rear. The design has been done by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, California, with the model being already sold-out in Great Britain.
It is equipped with a V6 twin-turbo engine positioned longitudinally, at an included angle of 75 degrees, combined with three electric motors (two at the front wheels with torque vectoring and one at the back). Together the “Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive” as the hybrid powertrain is called, delivers 550+ hp, combined with a 9-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The power passes on all wheels with Acura to place overall on the car 10 cooling units.
The car has an aluminum body and an extremely rigid chassis of a mixture of aluminum, steel and carbon, aluminum suspension and of course it is equipped with active aerodynamics. It has four modes (Quiet, Sport, Sport + and Track) and launch control. The programs change the engine settings and electric motors, the settings of the gearbox and the sound level of the engine. It can move only with the electric motors for some kilometers, and has a weight distribution of 43% front and 57% rear, the brakes are carbon-ceramic with 6-piston calipers front and 4-piston back.
The new NSX will be built at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. The NSX is scheduled to go on sale in 2015. Acura says that the model will start at around $150,000.