The new 2016 Acura NSX has been much anticipated and it finally made its production car world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The new hybrid supercar was definitely one of the stars of the show with its sleek styling.
The original NSX was designed with the idea of taking on Ferrari. The new model should hold its own with cars from the Italian sports car maker. Although, it won’t likely be able to stay with a LaFerrari, but then it should cost much less and stay ode to a 458.
The styling of the new Acura NSX is very bold and angular. It is a mixture of crisp lines and has large air intakes behind the doors. It sits very low which helps give it a purposeful look.
The angular theme is used to incorporate the headlights which go with the lines of the body. The bold lines continue all the way to the back where they are caped off by the unique center exhaust.
The NSX interior is a very comfortable place to be and it has a good quality look with its use of plenty of leather. While the color combinations can be somewhat distasteful in certain, it overall goes with the exterior styling.
The lines of the inside continue the clean theme, although there are less harsh angles on the inside. The sport seats have supportive bolsters which help hold the driver in when throwing the hybrid into the corners.
The big news for the NSX is its hybrid drivetrain. The supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.7 liter V6 that when combined with the three electric motors manages up to 480 horsepower. To get all that power to the ground a 9 speed transmission is used which provides extremely fast shifting.
Although official performance numbers have not yet been released, expect a 0-60 mph time around 3.0 seconds. Performance figures will likely be fairly similar to the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Official pricing has not yet been released, but expect for it to cost in the $130,000 range.
The Acura NSX is an interesting piece of machinery that is very different than a comparable Ferrari or Porsche. Performance should rival that of a Ferrari 458 Italia, making the Japanese hybrid supercar a tempting buy for those wanting a unique and yet less expensive performance machine.