A year after its debut at the Detroit Motor Show as a concept car, the new Honda NSX is coming back to NAIAS in 2013 in full production trim. It will be badged as Acura, of course. In spite of the early reports that suggested the new NSX won’t be released until 2015, Honda is apparently gearing up for a late 2013 launch.
According to a top Honda/Acura executive who spoke to AutoExpress, the production version of the NSX is identical to the concept car in terms of styling. And we know that it will be getting the concept’s hybrid powertrain. So there is nothing new to find out about the car at the show.
The NSX has an ultra-sophisticated hybrid system featuring 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system. The system also includes a powerful next-generation VTEC V-6 engine with direct-injection, a dual clutch transmission and a third electric traction motor integrated within the transmission housing, to create supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency. Honda calls is the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system.
With looks like that and such an advanced powertrain, the NSX can cause a bigger stir than Nissan GTR R35 did when it was launched in 2008.