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autoviva2014-12-18 12:19:29

New Acura NSX will be unveiled at NAIAS

Model was unveiled as concept in Detroit three year ago

 
 
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The original concept of the new NSX was revealed in 2012 at NAIAS

After three years of development, Honda, through its US performance brand AcuraAcuraAcuraJapan, 1986 > present24 models
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, is ready to introduce the production version of the NSXNSX Gen.1Acura NSX Gen.1Japan, 2012 > present4 versions
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in Detroit at NAIAS. The confirmation came with the release of a 30-second teaser video where you can see the new model darkened and hear the sound of the sports hybrid system.

The original concept of the new NSXNSX ConceptAcura NSX ConceptJapan, 2012 > present19 photos
was revealed in 2012 at NAIAS and at the time it was announced that the model would be developed over the next three years. The final model now comes with the promise that it will be a "new sporting experience."

The latest images released of the NSX showed a new sportier lower front grille and new air intakes on the bonnet. HondaHondaHondaJapan, 1948 > present102 models
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and Acura have confirmed that the model will be produced at the Performance Manufacturing Centre in the state of Ohio. The new NSX was designed as a vehicle that will offer the excitment of a Ferrari 458 with a Porsche 911 price tag.

The NSXNSXAcura NSXJapan, 2015 > present3 photos
will be equipped with the same Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system presented with the original concept, a combination of a mid-engined V6 petrol engine with an electric motor which drives the rear wheels. A pair of electric motors also moves the front wheels, with the powertrain being coupled to an automatic dual-clutch seven-speed transmission.

The power of the new NSX should be around 400hp, but the most significant factor in its sports performance should come from the torque of the three electric motors in addition to the combustion engine.

Honda and Acura have confirmed the launch of a convertible version of the NSX, but this should only happen within two years.

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