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Acura NSX: More details revealed

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Engineers in charge of developing the new Acura NSX revealed more details about its powertrain and design while attending the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit.

"Our goal is to create something altogether new and exciting, something that advances the concept of a next generation supercar in the spirit of the original NSX," said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX. "In order to provide NSX-level value, we needed to push ourselves to experiment with, refine and then realize many new technologies."

The Acura NSX's all-new twin-turbo V6 engine was confirmed to be a 3.5L unit with a 75-degree V-angle. It will be mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and the highest torque capacity Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system in Acura history.

The electric motor will apply its torque directly to the crankshaft for higher output with immediate power delivery to the rear wheels, creating a state-of-the-art hybrid power unit. 

Meanwhile, the Acura NSX will feature an aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel-intensive body architecture including the world's first use of a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar for class-leading rigidity.