Acura NSX Bound for Production in Three Years
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Acura NSX Bound for Production in Three Years

2012 Detroit Auto Show


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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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Comments

  • gargamoth gargamoth Posts:

    I would LOVE to own this car, When it is comming to the U.S.A. and how much is it selling for?

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