The all-new 2016 Acura NSX has made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) after a nearly 10-year hiatus in the North American market. Like the new Ford GT, the newest NSX is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6. Unlike the new GT, however, the NSX incorporates a trio of electric motors and to assist with acceleration and efficiency.
Watch Emme Hall’s interview with Ted Klaus, global chief engineer of the 2016 Acura NSX, in the TFLcar “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know” video below:
The 2016 Acura NSX’s dry-sump, twin-turbo V-6 mates to a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and Sport Hybrid version of Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. Two of the three aforementioned electric motors mate with the front wheels to provide dynamic torque vectoring, while the rear direct-drive electric motor, housed between the engine and transmission, supports acceleration, braking and transmission shifting performance. The system as a whole is expected to produce “north of 550 HP,” according to Acura.
The use of lightweight materials in the new NSX should also be a boon to its performance. Extensive amounts of aluminum, carbon fiber, and lightweight steel can be found throughout the body and structure, and the longitudinal mounting of the NSX’s V-6 adds to its low center of gravity.
The 2016 Acura NSX will be produced in Ohio beginning later this year, with an expected MSRP of around $150,000.
Watch the full reveal of the 2016 Acura NSX at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show here.