At long last we can see what the new Acura supercar looks like after months of teaser drawings and it is stunning.
But while we got a look at the new car, information about it was skimpy.
The “human centered supercar” will carry an all new mid mounted 75 degree DOHC V6 with all-wheel drive and one electric motor helping to drive the rear wheels with two more motors in front. Power is said to be “north of 550” horsepower and it will flow through a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. No acceleration figures were disclosed.
Thanks to those electric motors, Acura maintains there will be “zero delay acceleration.” There will be four operating modes, Quiet, Sport, Sport Plus and Track. Acura claims the lowest center of gravity in its class.
The system adjusts engine, motor, transmission and chassis response, as well as the engine sound level, based on the needs of the driver and driving environment. Quiet mode enables electric-only driving at lower speeds for short durations. Dynamic vehicle responses become increasingly sharp as the driver moves from Sport to Sport+ mode and, finally, to Track mode, where the NSX reveals the full spectrum of its performance capabilities.
The NSX body utilizes a space frame design—an internal frame constructed of aluminum, ultra-high strength steel and other advanced materials. Anchored by a carbon fiber floor, torsional and bending forces are taken up entirely by this ultra-rigid structure which also utilizes advanced joining technologies.
It will be built in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Prices, performance and other data are yet to come, but it is fair to say that this will be a fine handling high performance super car.