At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the Acura NSX makes its world debut. Dubbed by many as a BMW i8 fighter, the supercar from NSX is quite a looker.

The supercar was first introduced as a concept car back in 2012, and it took Acura nearly three years to finalize the series production car. Compared to the concept, the new NSX is more aggressive and closer to what a supercar is.

The body structure is a mix of aluminum and high-strength steel built around a carbon fiber floor.


Acura notes that in the middle of development, they decided to change powerplants — the new NSX still a hybrid, but instead of a normally-aspirated engine, it’s using a twin-turbo V6 paired to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission. The total power is now around 550 horsepower.


The gasoline engine drives the rear wheels. Acura calls this all-wheel-drive system Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive or SH-AWD.

There’s no word on exact pricing, but the company’s saying “mid-$150,000 range” with first deliveries taking place later this year.