Honda has showcased the 2016 Acura NSX at the ongoing New York Auto Show in the US. The original NSX was the mid-engined supercar which was sold between 1990 and 2005. While the original NSX had earned the reputation of being an ‘everyday supercar’, the host of technologies and performance that the new NSX packs might make it a bit more exclusive.
Honda has somehow managed to retain the futuristic looks of the NSX concept in the production-spec model. The new NSX makes extensive use of weight-saving measures and has been built around a lightweight aluminium and high-strength steel chassis.
The Acura NSX comes with a host of technical wizardry to keep it in tune with the current crop of supercars. It is powered by a twin-turbo 75-degree V6 unit which delivers in excess of 550bhp, through a nine-speed DCT gearbox. This engine works along with a hybrid electric drive powertrain, sending power to all four wheels through a Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. The NSX also gets an Integrated Dynamic System which offers four driving modes to adjust the response of the engine and the electric motors, gearbox, chassis and the exhaust note.
Though this supercar will be badged as a ‘Honda’ in the European markets, the Japanese manufacturer has always preferred selling premium cars in the American market under the ‘Acura’ brand. The NSX sported Acura badges even when it was unveiled in its production-ready avatar for the first time at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. Deliveries of the supercar in the US are expected to commence by the end of this year.