At the North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Japanese premium brand Acura officially revealed to the public the new production NSX sports car – the successor to the legendary first generation model that was launched 25 years ago.
This mid-engined car is known in Japan and Europe as the Honda NSX, while in the US and China the same model is sold under the Acura brand. It is produced by Honda’s plant in Ohio.
At the heart of the Acura NSX is a spatial frame made from a combination of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre with high angular torsional stiffness. The body is made from aluminium and composites, resulting in a weight of 1,725 kg (42:58 axle weight distribution in favour of the rear). Both axles are equipped with independent suspension on double wishbones with adaptive shock absorbers filled with magnetorheological fluid. The powerful braking system consists of monobloc six-piston devices in the front and four-piston in the rear, with carbon ceramic pancakes mounted on all wheels.
The hybrid sports car’s control electronics includes four modes of operation – Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track. The first mode allows the NSX to drive pure electric propulsion, while the other modes automatically switch settings of all major units.
Acura NSX specs:
- top speed – 309 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 3.2 s
- horsepower – 581 hp
- power density – 337 hp/t
- engine volume – 3493 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1725 kg
Acura NSX engine:
The Acura NSX features a 3.5-litre V6 petrol unit with combined-fuel technology, twin-turbocharging and a 75-degree camber, which produces 507 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque available from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm within the base behind the seats longitudinally. A 48 bhp electric motor is implanted between this and a 9-speed preselective robot to assist the engine in the rear wheel drive and generate energy during braking.
The wheels of the front axle are driven by a pair of electric motors generating 36.5 horsepower and 73 Nm of torque.
Acura NSX 0 – 100:
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.2 seconds.
Acura NSX top speed:
The top speed reaches 309 kilometres per hour.
Acura NSX interior:
The two-seater interior is welcomed by an expansive interior – the leather trim on the seats and front door panel, as well as the Alcantara and metal inserts. The eye-catching central console, comprising a colour screen multimedia and block “climate” flows smoothly into the high floor tunnel, which divides the cabin into two cockpits with chic bucket seats. The pilot is in direct control of the multifunction steering wheel flattened at the top and bottom and the advanced digital display.
Acura NSX price (Acura NSX for sale):
The car is available from €160000.