Acura’s 2nd-generation 2017 Acura NSX is pending before the automotive world like a juicy carrot hanging from a pole in front of a hungry mule. And like mules, its could never get quite to the price at the end of the rope. Acura began development of a front-engine 2017 NSX powered by a V10 engine in the mid-2000s, but the Great Recession, the kibosh on that plan by the end of 2008. Once improve the economic outlook Acura teased us with a new middle engine Acura NSX concept in 2012, but we are forced to wait again when the company decided that naturally aspirated V6 show car was not really supercar worthy.
Like the original, the new 2017 NSX is a two-door coupe with seating for two. The latest version of the 2017 Acura NSX has a V6 engine in the middle, but that’s where the similarities stop. While the original used a transverse-mounted, naturally aspirated V6, much like the Acura NSX concept of 2012 – the latest version of Acura supercar’s based on a length positioned 3.5L V6 aided by a pair of turbochargers. Although Acura currently offers a 3.5L V6 under the hood of some of its other vehicles, the 75-degree 3.5L V6 in the NSX is a ground design tailored to the nameplate.
2017 Acura NSX Features
The Acura NSX 2017 model has all the typical styling characteristics of a high-end sports car, but there is a lot more technical stuff going on than meets the eye. Rather than working only to channel air around the car, engineers have tirelessly to infer past air through the NSX 2017 model.
NSX’s channeling system starts up front with three large entrances located in the lower portion of the front fascia the NSX’s. Those channels help pass air through the front radiator the NSX’s also cool the electric motors mounted in the middle of the front axle. In order to ensure that the incoming air creates unwanted front-end lift, designers equipped functional air extractors on the hood NSX’s and on the front fenders just behind the front wheels.
Once air exits those ports, it is either funneled past the rear wheels or sucked back into the large vents located behind doors the NSX’s. Hidden within these cutouts are interdependent for the turbo engine, as well as channels that channel air to the NSX’s nine-speed manual transmission. Look closely and you will see two air outlets just above the taillights NSX’s, which comes with the air can reduce caused to the car rear turbulence excessive drag.
Although it is designed with performance in mind, the 2017 Acura NSX is not devoid of aesthetics penned. The front part is a clear agreement with the rest of the Acura lineup, including the first use of the trademark jeweled headlight treatment that we do not hate.
In profile, the 2015 Acura NSX some Audi R8 in it, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. The rear view of the NSX was not as successful, with an overall design that comes off as a bit bland for such a radical sports car. The angle of the rear fascia is a bit strange, from certain angles you can almost confuse the back of the car, because it’s front.
2017 Acura NSX Interior
It’s interesting to talk about styling and features, but people are really into the NSX just interested for one reason – the way it drives. Our first experience with the 2017 NSX on the private pavement of the thermal Club just outside Palm Springs, California. Although it is not a complicated job, red course Thermal’s condition has many curves and long straight properly put to the NSX through its paces.
The NSX’s Track down the process, relieve us from the pits and Thermal’s long straights. Press the long staircase and the NSX accelerates like a rocket. The electric motor in transmission NSX’s integrated automatic takeoff involved, eliminating any sensation of turbo lag. And with both Turbo fully spooled, the NSX can really scoot.
The NSX’s accelerator actually has a built-in “step” point to fully activate the twin electric motors at the front. Press the pedal past the click point and the NSX quite a mixed system work in tandem to shoot you as soon as possible to the horizon line. Acura is not free 0-60 digits for the NSX, but with the introduction on working, we would not be surprised to see figures in the low 3-second range to be.
2017 Acura NSX Engine
To ensure that the gas powerplant Acura added a total of three electric cars – a few at the front axle and other services in the NSX’s nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Those electric motors are powered by a battery pack sandwiched between the NSX’s passenger cell and engine compartment. On its own, the gas engine is good for 500 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The electric cars bumping total output the NSX’s 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. The NSX does not have a dedicated EV mode, but it is capable of battery-only operation at low speed for a distance up to about 1.5 miles.
On an interesting side note, the gas engine in the NSX is completely belt-free; everything from power steering to the air conditioning is electric, so there is not a need for a pulley system. The 2017 Acura NSX does not have a traditional starter motor, either; the electric motor pancaked in transmission of the car is responsible to for getting the gas mill.
2017 Acura NSX Price
The NSX is intensely complicated, with an assist motor between the twin-turbo V6 and the nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and two torque-vectoring electric motors on the front axle. The 2017 Acura NSX is expensive, it would probably cost $ 170,000 when it goes on sale in spring 2016. Starting drag.
2017 Acura NSX Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating : 4.5/5 Car and Driver | 8/10 Wired
MSRP: From $156,000
Curb weight: 3,803 lbs
Horsepower: 573 hp
Engine: 3.5 L V6
MPG: 21 city / 22 highway
Torque: 476 lb-ft