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2012 Detroit Auto Show: New Acura NSX

Auto Shows | January 12th, 2012 by 4
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Acura chose Detroit to unveil it’s mid-engined hybrid NSX sports car. The car is slated to be built in Ohio and features the super hybrid …

Acura chose Detroit to unveil it’s mid-engined hybrid NSX sports car. The car is slated to be built in Ohio and features the super hybrid all wheel drive system that Honda has pioneered.

The SH-AWD will control the power output of a direct injected V6 engine driving the rear wheels with two electric motors driving the front wheels. Torque from the electric motors (either negative or positive) to enhance the handling.

The Acura NSX will utilize a DCT gearbox in conjunction with the SH-AWD. There undoubtedly will be changes from the concept car when the NSX enters production.

2012 Detroit Auto Show: New Acura NSX

And Acura’s approach to the hybrid drivetrain is different than BMW’s with the i8. No horsepower numbers or acceleration figures were mentioned, but look for this to be a quick eco-gen sports car.

Styling wise, the new NSX combines sporty and exotic design cues into a single package, some may even say that certain elements remind of BMW’s i8 hybrid sportscar.

  • fruneed

    Is good but not perfect as BMW i8

  • auaq

    Hmmm …. I prefer to call it a Honda NSX but since they have, in my view, ruined the original concept/philosophy of the original NSX I don’t care about the badge.

    Honda did, however, made a partial return to the NSX with a romoured v10 front engined awd car but eventually cancelled the programme due to world economy. They still ruined it in my view again to what originally NSX should be: light, compact, mid-engine supercar with a small engine. I suppose by today’s standard or due to public’s demand small engine is not enough, hence it seems a bigger engine appeals better to us.

  • Br

    It looks good as a Japanese but Honda has to admit that it has copied the design mainly from BMW’s i8 as well as a bit from Audi’s R8, at the back it resembles something like the Porsche Camera GT… Failure.  Honestly speaking, the only thing I am worried about the upcoming i8 is its rear because the new BMWs dont have good looking  rear designs eg 1 series, 3 series, 5 GT and that would definitely ruin the whole car, while if the interior resembles other models, that would again ruin the whole car

  • StraightSix

    Honestly I think it’s better looking than i8.

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