Honda today revealed the official specifications of the highly anticipated 2017 Acura NSX supercar, helping fans cope with the impossibly long wait.
As it turns out, the new NSX will exploit three electric motors (two up front and a third in the back, all fed by a lithium-ion battery pack) and a twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission. Total system output amounts to 573 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This all translates into a top speed of 307 km/h. However, Honda didn’t specify the acceleration time for the Acura NSX.
Four selectable dynamic modes will be available (Quiet, Sport, Sport+, Track), allowing drivers to go from all-electric operation to racecar-like performance. The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) governs steering, brakes (mechanical and electro-servo), throttle, vehicle stability assist, magnetorheological dampers, engine, transmission, and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD control systems.
As for the body design, the NSX engineering team was challenged to create a new concept that delivered ultimate rigidity while minimizing weight. The final result is a multi-material space frame that combines aluminum with carbon fibre and magnesium.
We’ll keep you informed as soon as Honda announces the on-sale date and pricing for the 2017 Acura NSX.