After many concepts and changes, the Japanese car maker has finally
unleashed the next-generation NSX supercar - twenty years after the debut of the
The production model, in a scintillating NSX Red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin-turbocharged engine at the North American International Automotive Show today.
The company will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.
The 2016 NSX supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system-integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world's-first material applications and manufacturing processes.
"Our commitment was to create an all-new NSX that is true to the heritage of NSX-a supercar that delivers a new driving experience, one where every part of the vehicle is respectful of the smartest part of the car, the driver," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "The soul of a car is the emotional connection it makes with the driver. With the NSX, that connection will be intense and immediate."
2016 Acura NSX: Exterior Design
The Acura NSX body features classic low and wide proportions married to modern and alluring surfacing, an aggressive front design, and tail lights that pays homage to the original NSX. The signature side intake and floating C-pillar collects air to feed the mid-mounted engine and directs airflow over the rear deck to increase downforce. To accommodate the new longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6 and 9-speed DCT, the production vehicle was lengthened (+3 inches) and widened (+1 inch) with a slightly more cab-forward package, compared with the proportions of the NSX Concept shown in 2012.
The NSX has undergone extensive testing at the company's state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Raymond, Ohio, leading to a number of significant changes from concept to final body design, including modified hood vents, new front fender vents, modified side air intakes, and an optimized deck spoiler.
Interior Focused on Driver
The interior of the all-new NSX boasts good forward visibility, simple and intuitive controls, and class-leading ergonomics-most notably the seat, which features top-class holding performance with outstanding comfort and easy ingress/egress.
The NSX's instrument cluster features a dynamic TFT display that responds to changes in the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System with pertinent graphics and information. 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. Interwoven under the handcrafted leather dash panel is the exposed midframe-a functioning chassis structural member that reflects the design aesthetic of a naked sport bike. An ultra-thin, yet super strong A-pillar design and low-mounted instrument panel minimize obstructions to the driver's view of the road.