Honda Motor Co.’s Acura luxury division decided to use this year’s Detroit Motor Show to reveal its newest face for the NSX prototype. On the same floor in Cobo Hall last year, Acura showed off the first version of NSX, but this time around, the vehicle is both wider and longer, and apparently closer to maturity. Indeed, Acura’s marketing manager, Mike Accavitti, confirmed that the working prototype in Detroit this week is, “… a big step closer to the production model.”
Have a look at the video clip below for some promotional footage of the NSX in action, from all angles, and up close. Of all the vehicles on display at the Detroit Auto Show this year, Acura’s latest incarnation of the hybrid supercar is among the most anticipated.
The NSX’s newest powertrain is a sport hybrid that features leather and chrome on the inside, and three motors underneath. One is a high-tech V6 and the other two are electric. The beauty contains not one, but two LCD screens, one of which allows for driver personalization. Word from Acura officials on hand in Detroit indicate that the car will in fact be in production by 2015 or thereabouts. What it will look like is anyone’s guess, though, since the 2014 NAIAS will likely show off yet a third prototype.
Powerful, hot-looking hybrids are growing in popularity, with both the public and the racing community. In the last decade alone, hybrid race competition has come into its own, with several of the world’s largest automaker’s spending huge sums on engineering concepts. The racetrack is proving to be the most efficient testing lab for those ideas before they make their way to the showroom. In the case of NSX, 2015 can’t arrive fast enough.
For more information about the Acura NSX supercar, see the automaker’s dedicated page: