The Acura NSX Concept is rumored to be a 400+hp AWD hybrid supercar, now whether the Hybrid version of this car ends up in production, remains to be seen, but any TRUE car-fanatic wouldn’t care, because this car is awesome. Check out what Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno Have to say about it…
The 2013 Acura NSX will feature all-wheel drive with Acura perhaps learning a lesson from rival Audi , who’s perfected the idea. Like its namesake predecessors, the 2013 Acura NSX will feature a mid-mounted V6 engine, but unlike them, it will have a 7-velocity transmission integrated with electric motors to drive the rear wheels and another pair of independent electric motors up front to Strength the front wheels. This gives the car a lot of advantages.
Not only that. Reported from Detroit Auto Show, The All-New 2013 Acura RDX comes with more compact interior design and longer than the 2012 model. Then to provide better comfort to the driver, Honda has provided New Suspension and Electric Power Steering on 2013 Acura RDX. Especially, for better calm, Active Noise Cancellation will be present and serves to mute the cockpit.
The NSX Concept rides on a 101.3-inch wheelbase and is 75 inches wide. It features a low nose, low cowl and thin A-pillars.
What Acura has to say:
Acura Debuts Three New Vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show
Acura NSX Concept
The dynamically-styled NSX Concept gives an indication of the next great performance vehicle from the Acura brand. Making use of lightweight materials & a mid-mounted V-6 engine – the NSX Concept employs several new technologies for Acura – including application of Acura’s innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™) hybrid system.
Utilizing a unique 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a Bilateral Torque Adjustable Control System – the all-new hybrid all-wheel-drive system can instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering. Acura anticipates the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® will deliver handling performance unmatched by previous AWD systems. In addition to the handling benefits of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system – a powerful next-generation VTEC® V-6 engine with direct-injection works in concert with a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor to create supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency.
“This Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system will make NSX the ultimate expression of Acura’s idea to create synergy between man and machine,” said Takanobu Ito – president and CEO of Honda Motor Co. – Ltd. “The NSX will make the driver one with the car to enhance dynamic driving abilities without getting in the way.”
While most supercars opt for brute force delivered from a large engine – the NSX Concept champions the true racing philosophy of an extremely favorable power-to-weight ratio.
“Like the first NSX – we will again express high performance through engineering efficiency,” added Ito – who led the development of Acura’s first NSX supercar. “In this new era – even as we focus on the fun to drive spirit of the NSX – I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities.”
The new Acura supercar – expected to debut in the next three years – will be developed by an engineering team led by Honda R&D Americas – Inc. – and manufactured in Ohio – at a yet to be named facility.