Breathless. Stunning. There are no words. The All New Acura NSX.

We’ve all been breathless, waiting for more news of the stunning new NSX. Acura has 2015-Acura-NSXpurposely been slow to release information — we get that they know how to build excitement about this much-anticipated supercar, but with its launch quickly approaching, new technical details of the legend were revealed at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress and Exhibition held April 22nd in Detroit.

“Our goal is to create something altogether new and exciting, something that advances the concept of a next generation supercar in the spirit of the original NSX,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX. “In order to provide NSX-level value, we needed to push ourselves to experiment with, refine and then realize many new technologies.”

Significant technical revelations for the new NSX include:

  • Acura’s first use of a revolutionary multi-material space frame design that delivers class-leading body rigidity while remaining lightweight.
  • World’s first automotive application of new ablation casting technology resulting in world-class body rigidity for ultimate handling and control.
  • World’s first use of a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar, supporting class-leading rigidity and crash performance while providing outstanding outward visibility.
  • Top-in-class aerodynamics targets without the use of active aerodynamic elements, while its three-motor Sport Hybrid power unit is cooled through 10 heat exchangers all thanks to a total airflow management strategy that maximizes the flow of air around and throughNSX.
  • Displacement of theNSX’s all-new twin turbo V-6 engine was confirmed to be 3.5-liters.
  • TheNSX will mark the introduction of the most capable and highest torque capacity Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system in Acura history.
  • The latest proprietary logic advancesAcura’s two decades-long pursuit of Super Handling that proactively responds to driver inputs, allowing the NSX to achieve a new level of line trace while at the same time intelligently supporting the driver in changing environments.

NSXCurvesFor the full press release click HERE.

…and yes we are SO excited at Butler Acura to see, touch, feel, and sit in this vehicle…stayed tuned to our blog — we will be posting information as quickly as we get it….#NSX #TooExcitedToSleepNSX #RevolutionaryNSX

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The Acura NSX is Coming…

Here’s the lowdown on Acura’s legendary supercar. According to March 2015 edition of Motortrend Magazine, “Acura NSX 2016will begin taking orders this summer at an estimated base price of $150,000. As for performance? The car is a different animal than, say, the Ferrari 458 which is always on; it’s hot and exotic 1,000 percent of the time. Think more of an Audi V10 with an E-thrust element. We can’t wait to find out.”

Neither can we! We’ll keep you posted on when Butler Acura receives our first 2016 NSX in stock. It’s going to be BIG and you don’t want to miss it!

My Acura NSX Adventure

As tempting as it may be, I promise to avoid blogging solely about how terrifically cool (insert vehicle here) is. But today, there’s no other choice. Because today I’m taking my first ever ride in the sports car reviewer Phillip Greenspun called the answer to “the question “What if a big company took engineering seriously?”: The Acura NSX. (http://philip.greenspun.com/materialism/cars/nsx)

It’s funny how time collapses on itself. I first heard about the NSX when then-rap star Vanilla Ice bought one circa 1994. That purchase was discussed in hush tones, as if Ice (hey, we’re tight) had somehow broken the code that said rich rap stars had to spurge on a high performance ride that screamed, well, rich rap star. The NSX doesn’t scream (at least not until you hit a certain RPM). It doesn’t need to. It draws attention without being demanding. It’s a class act on wheels.

And I’m in the passenger seat! Again, internet sales manager Peter McFadden is the one hooking me up with my car fix. This time he’s behind the wheel because the car belongs to Butler Auto Group owner, Chuck Butler, and Chuck trusts no one but Pete with his baby.
The NSX is a low-slung convertible that isn’t deep enough to seat the 6’ 6” Pete. Given that the car usually resides in the showroom, the top’s down, so Pete’s forehead towers above the windshield. Given that it’s a 30-degree day, Pete’s probably still defrosting. I, on the other hand, cannot believe that none of that cold air sinks into the car. I’m *warm* (which rarely happens in my world). Not only that but, Pete and I carry on a conversation. Even at high speeds the wind noise is nil.

And yes, there are high speeds. In the interest of preventative medicine (we don’t want to give Chuck… or my mom, for that matter… a heart attack), I’ll just say we sped. Briefly. In light traffic.

We’re only on the road for a short while… because, you know, we are supposed to be working…but, what a rush! The NSX is fast, tight and, the part Pete gets a kick out of, rare to see in Southern Oregon. We turn heads everywhere. Even the woman flagging for ODOT gives us a grin.

Yep, no worries about endless blogs waxing poetic about this vehicle or that… if for no other reason than the NSX might be hard to beat.