Some twenty-five years after the original, Acura unveiled their all-new 2016 Acura NSX supercar at the Detroit Auto Show.
The production model rolled out on stage in Motor City, giving the crowd of journalists their first ear candy of its mid-mounted twin-turboV6 engine.
The all-new dry sump 75-degree V6 engine is paired with an Acura designed 9-speed direct-shift transmission with an electric motor sandwiched in-between.
Front wheels are driven by twin independent electric motors which deliver instantaneous power when needed with dynamic left-to-right torque distribution.
The result of this powertrain design Acura says is an “instantaneous zero delay launch performance and handling response that seems to anticipate the driver’s desire.”
The sharp and sexy body structure is composed of several materials, starting with a space frame of aluminum and high-strength steels. A carbon-fiber floor panel is bonded to the structure for exceptional torsional and bending strength.
Body panels themselves are a combination of aluminum and sheet-molded compounds better known as plastic. The cockpit is of course lined with sumptuous leather trims and a human-centered design with tons of techno features.
Acura didn’t quote many specifics with regard to specifications like weight and horsepower, but we can expect it to be a lot in both cases given all the hardware here.
They will begin taking orders for the 2016 Acura NSX this summer with first deliveries taking place late this year.