When we take a look at the images of the 2016 Acura NSX that has been presented at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show it is clear that there are at least few differences between this model and the original concept version that was presented about two years ago. More changes can be seen when we scratch under the skin but also when we take a better look at the exterior panels.
Since this is the performance oriented vehicle that will bring supercar performances we will take a look at what it has in the engine department. Similar to the original concept we are getting three-motor hybrid layout that brings two units to the front and one to power the rear axle. The twin turbo V6 is longitudinally mounted and thankfully to the turbo technology and power that electric motors offer it is capable of pumping out more than 550 hp.
Specs Of 2016 Acura NSX
Power goes through nine speed dual clutch transmission and allows optimal gear changes and you will be always in power band. Electric units will power the front axle while the hybrid power from turbocharged gasoline unit and one electric motor will be delivered to the rear wheels. The 2016 Acura NSX comes with integrated “Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive” system that will allow you to accelerate off the line much faster. Also the Integrated Dynamics System will allow you to choose the powertrain setup, chassis but also the engine sound. Quiet mode will be used up to 50 mph and in that mode you will roll on electric power only. Sport, Sport+ and Tack modes increase performances and it is quite obvious that the Track mode will allow it to offer its full potential.
We have mentioned that the 2016 Acura NSX comes with different exterior and even it is not that easy to notice the changes it is a nice improvement. New model will be about 3 inches longer and one inch wider than the originally presented concept vehicle and new slashes that we are seeing makes it look much more aggressive. This is not all since more differences are offered under the skin.
When we strip down body of this model and we take a look at the chassis we will be able to see heavy usage of aluminum that is both light and powerful improving the strength of the core but also lowering the weight of the car so we are getting higher efficiency and better performances. Carbon fiber floor is another thing that helps out with harnessing all that power and torque that is available.
It is a great start to know that the 2016 Acura NSX will bring 550 hp and more, lightweight body and sharp creases but we still do not know full story. Things like actual power of the powertrain, power of twin turbo V6 and three electric motors, weight and drag that depends on aerodynamic improvements are the part of this story and we will have to wait little bit longer to get that info also. Since production stars in fall of 2015th and that the pre ordering will start from summer of this year we expect to see these and other relevant details about it pretty soon.
2016 Acura NSX Price
Another thing that we are waiting to hear about the 2016 Acura NSX is the price. Acura did not give any official clue about this but we could hear from few sources that this car could be priced at about $150,000. Don’t forget that this is a supercar with impressive technology implemented in the setup.