The production version of the new Acura NSX finally made its motor show debut at NAIAS in Detroit. On display in a juicy red color, the NSX packs lots of power, lots of technology, and a healthy dose of nostalgia, thanks its legendary grandpa.
Design-wise, the production Acura NSX is pretty much identical to the concept version we saw years ago and never stopped admiring. It has lots of sharp angles, aggressive fascia, and chiseled looks about its panels. It is not hawking like a proper supercar, but then it isn’t really pitched as one. The NSX has always been very very very great sports car.
Inside, Acura NSX features something called Human Support Cockpit which is fancy name for highly ergonomic and well-designed seats, instruments and controls. The center console holds the Power button that readies the sport hybrid powertrain, nested in the center of the new Integrated Dynamics System dial control. Likewise, the instrument cluster, a TFT display, changes depending on the drive mode you are in.
The powertrain in the new NSX is also what we saw in the concept, a twin-turbo V6 boosted by electric motors and backed by Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and an Acura-tuned 9-speed DCT transmission. Performance numbers for this car are yet to be announced, and handling characteristics are yet to be tested, but people who know a thing or two about the car industry say it is going to make Nissan GT-R feels like van!
Acura NSX will be manufactured exclusively at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The car will go on sale in other parts of the world with a Honda badge.