The first Acura NSX was launched in 2005 and back then, its entrance didn’t make much of a difference to the competition. The company then decided not to invest in a new generation of the supercar, which disappointed all of the car’s lovers. Six years later, there was a glimpse of hope that the model might be reintroduced, since the manufacturer presented the NSX concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Now, we have wonderful news: the 2016 Acura NSX will be released next year. The new model will be based on the aforementioned concept and its powertrain will be absolutely amazing. This will be the main difference between the first generation of this car and the future one: the new NSX will certainly make the difference. The new model will have fantastic appearance, high-tech equipment and futuristic cabin and above all, a wicked powertrain. The new model will use a SH-AWD, which stands for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, a new technology drivetrain which will deliver around 500 horsepower to this new and improved coupe. In addition, the new model will use numerous other features which will have a positive impact on its performance. Of course, not all the details about the next-gen NSX are available, but from what we heard, it will be a serious competition to other supercars as it will have all it takes to tackle any one of them, but also, it will, in a way, be adjusted to an every-day life.
Exterior Of 2016 Acura NSX
The 2016 Acura NSX will have an amazing exterior. The new model will resemble its predecessor only in some basic lines, but other than that, the new car will look very little like its old brother. The first impression of looking at it is that it is powerful, dominant and aggressive. The model is very aerodynamic, with its hood starting very low and raising the body line to a high and rough rear end. The front end features a long grille, big air intakes and wicked headlights, which all contribute to its menacing appearance. Looking at it from aside, you can see the body lines ascending in straight, clean direction forming a fluent and elegant shape. The new model looks absolutely impressive. In addition, the new supercar is very light as it weights around 3,200 pounds, which is far less than its competition or predecessor. This will improve the car’s performance in many ways. The success of such weight reduction lies in the use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibers and aluminum. These materials are sturdy enough to support the car while at the same time they weigh less, so the fuel economy, agility, handling and precision are improved significantly.
NSX’s Remarkable Powertrain
The 2016 Acura NSX will use a hybrid powertrain. It will consist of a twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors. Two motors will be attached to front wheels, each for one wheel, while the third one will be located at the rear axle. This is what the Sport-Hybrid All-Wheel Drive is all about. Thanks to such motor arrangement, the NSX will be able to respond to commands quicker, and it will also be a lot easier to handle it. In addition, this powertrain will improve its precision in driving and make the ride much more fun. In addition, the V6 engine used for this model is tuned to produce more power and to distribute it in a most convenient way. The powertrain all together should generate around 500 horsepower, and though some reports claim it might have as little as 450 horsepower, we find that hard to believe. After all, the Acura NSX was absent from the market for so long that it would be foolish to offer anything less the 500 horsepower if they want to get back in the game. As for the transmission, no official information has been released yet, but we expect the new model to use a specially developed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with at least seven speeds.
2016 Acura NSX Release Date And Estimated Price
The 2016 Acura NSX should be released next year, though some smaller delays are very possible. Since the exact date of the launch hasn’t been set up yet, we can only wait and see what happens. As for the price, the new 2016 Acura NSX should cost between $110,000 and $140,000 judging by some preliminary reports.