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Acura NSX: Successful lap at Mid-Ohio

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As promised a week ago, the prototype of the new Acura NSX completed a lap on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, just prior to the running of the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday.

The blue-clad NSX carved the track in front of thousands of excited fans, using a mid-mounted, direct-injected V6 engine mated to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.

“With leadership from our R&D and manufacturing teams here in Ohio, we are developing a next-generation sports car that will be equally at home on the street and on the race track, so it is natural for us to showcase the prototype vehicle here at Mid-Ohio,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

The future Acura NSX will be built in nearby Marysville, Ohio, for a 2015 market launch. No word yet on when the production model will make its global debut.

Acura NSX Prototype 3/4 view
Photo: Acura