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Acura Taking New NSX Racing – Minus the Hybrid

Maker still hopes to find a way to put 3-motor hybrid system onto track.

by on Mar.25, 2016

The NSX GT3 is ready for the race track, although there is a significant difference between it and the consumer model: the hybrid part.

Acura is taking its all-new NSX supercar racing, but there’ll be a distinct difference from the model just set to start rolling into U.S. showrooms in the coming weeks.

To get the two-seater accepted into the GT3 series, the Japanese maker has to make some radical changes to the NSX powertrain, abandoning the unique, three-motor hybrid system that is an essential part of the equation for the street model.

The Last Word!

“Otherwise,” explained Art St. Cyr, the head of motor sports operations for Acura’s parent, Honda Motor Co., “we couldn’t get the NSX homologated,” or accepted into the racing series. (more…)

Acura Considers Option for Brawnier NSX Type-R

“Plenty of room” to boost performance of new supercar.

by on Feb.26, 2016

The 2017 Acura NSX.

Acura began taking orders this week for the all-new 2017 NSX, marking the return of the 2-seat supercar after a decade’s absence.

The new model isn’t just an update of the old NSX. Acura has opted for a unique new hybrid drivetrain pairing a twin-turbo V-6 with three electric motors. The package delivers a solid 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque, enough to hit 60 in well under four seconds, according to preliminary tests.

A Real Performer!

But in a world where even 600 horsepower has become almost commonplace, Acura insiders told TheDetroitBureau.com that they’re looking at ways to bump power and performance up another notch or two – and that could mean the introduction of an even more extreme Acura NSX Type-R within the next several years.

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Acura Aims to Shift Gears with Debut of Precision Concept

Production NSX supercar set to go on sale in February - starting at $156,000.

by on Dec.18, 2015

The teaser for the Acura Precision Concept suggests a new push for cutting-edge design.

Long stuck in the back of the luxury pack, Acura hopes to rebuild its image with the launch of an edgy new show car, the Acura Precision Concept, at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

With its long nose, sleekly raked windshield, broad shoulders and coupe-like roofline, the prototype is intended to help revive Acura’s reputation for delivering cutting-edge alternatives to traditional German luxury cars. In recent years, it has often been faulted for less stellar designs like the compact Acura ILX.

Auto Show News!

The new Precision Concept will share the stage with another Acura halo vehicle, the final production version of the NSX. The supercar went through a number of later changes that pushed back its official market launch, but it will finally reach showrooms in February, at a starting price of $156,000.

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Acura Reveals 2017 NSX Specs

Hybrid supercar expected to hit 60 in under three seconds.

by on Oct.27, 2015

The new Acura NSX is expected to come in at around $150,000 when it reaches showrooms.

A quarter century after the original Japanese supercar burst onto the scene – and nearly four years after Acura announced plans to bring it back to market – we’re finally getting a look at the tech specs for the 2017 NSX.

Powered by an unusual, three-motor hybrid drivetrain and using exotic materials like carbon fiber to minimize its weight, the all-new Acura NSX will match the performance of some of the world’s fastest, street-legal cars, launching from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds, according to initial reports.

Your Inside Source!

“The overarching concept for the design and development of this next-generation NSX was the idea of a ‘human-centered supercar,’ one that places the driver at the center of its mission in each and every element of its design and dynamic performance,” Acura explains in a presentation on the new two-seater.

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