Acura NSX Bound for Production in Three Years

2012 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2013 Acura NSX Concept – 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    Every since the old model ended it’s 15 year life in 2005, Acura’s been threatening then denying a replacement. It’s been the longest automotive tease in history but now finally it’s here – this “concept” really is the new NSX. Tell us what you think of the 2013 Acura NSX Concept in the comment section below. | January 09, 2012

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2012 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Acura unveiled a prototype of its long-awaited next-generation NSX supercar on Monday at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and said the production version is "expected to debut in the next three years."
  • As expected, the NSX will be a midengine two-seater, like the original.
  • Acura confirmed it will get a V6 hybrid powertrain.

DETROIT — Acura unveiled a prototype of its long-awaited next-generation NSX supercar on Monday at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and said the production version is "expected to debut in the next three years."

Honda said it will be built in Ohio at a yet-to-be-named facility.

As expected, the NSX will be a midengine two-seater, like the original.

Acura confirmed it will get a V6 hybrid powertrain. It will also share Honda's new SH-AWD hybrid system with the 2013 successor to the Acura RL sedan. The system mates a high-output V6 engine with a pair of electric motors and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Honda said in a statement that the system will provide "supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency." Output and fuel-efficiency estimates were not provided.

"In this new era, even as we focus on the fun-to-drive spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities," said Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co. in a statement.

The NSX Concept rides on a 101.3-inch wheelbase and is 75 inches wide. It features a low nose, low cowl and thin A-pillars.

Edmunds.com says: The Acura NSX edges closer to reality with this important unveiling.

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