After a good deal of waiting and teasing, a lot of waiting and teasing in fact, Acura has finally shared the hot specifications of the 2017 Acura NSX.
It’s the spec sheet dreams are made of. A light weight sports car with a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5 V6 engine and a 9-speed dual clutch transmission.
Added into the mix is an electric motor at the crank shaft for more power.
And at the front is a twin motor unit with additional electric motors to add not only all-wheel drive with full torque vectoring ability. But those motors also throw power down to give you a zero-delay response to throttle inputs while the turbos catch their breath.
And when it all comes together, the 2017 Acura NSX has an estimated total system peak output of 573 horsepower. That’s 500 horsepower from the twin-turbo V6 and 73 horsepower from the electric motors up front.
The package should also feel of torque, with 409 pound-feet from the engine and 108 pound-feet from the twin-motor unit. The direct-drive motor at the engine also itself has 47 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque, but it’s not figured into the total peak output.
To make up for the weight of its comprehensive drivetrain systems, batteries and cooling apparatus for the engine and turbochargers, the NSX body structure is made of high-strength steels, aluminum castings, and sheet molded composites.
It’s curb weight comes in at 3800 pounds which isn’t feather light, but is an impressive feat considering all the hardware this car has. And while acceleration times haven’t been stated, Acura says all this gives the new NSX a top speed of 191 miles per hour.
While its power and acceleration specs are likely to be right in class with super-car competitors, the 2017 Acura NSX is likely to offer fuel-efficiency metrics for the daily drive that they don’t. These numbers haven’t been announced yet.
The 2017 Acura NSX is expected to come to market sometime next year with pricing likely to be around the $100,000 mark at least. If it’s less I will be surprised.