We’ve all been breathless, waiting for more news of the stunning new NSX. Acura has purposely 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.
For 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
Sometimes nothing needs to be said. Sometimes beauty speaks for itself. That’s how we feel about the 2014 Acura NSX prototype. If you’d like to download some of this beauty for yourself head over to http://www.acura.com/future#9 for computer wall paper of these images.
Image courtesy: acuraconnected.com
We work hard to provide you with pertinent information regarding all things Acura, whether it be news about new models or tools to help you learn more about the vehicle you already own. But no subsantial meal is complete without dessert so, today, we offer something sweet: a purely indulgent video of the new Acura NSX prototype ripping around the track. Enjoy!
Acura says the prototype of the much-anticipated next-generation NSX sports car will run the track at the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race in Ohio this coming Sunday, August 4, 2013. The NSX won’t be racing but will take to the track just prior to the green flag. Join us in catching a glimpse of the supercar by tuning into the NBC Sports Network at noon Pacific Standard Time!
Source: www.acuranews.com For the full Acura Media news article click here.
If you’re at all a sports car fan you’re probably aware that Honda’s developing the next generation of the Acura NSX, what John Lamm in his book ‘Supercars‘ called “the thinking man’s exotic car”. The first incarnation of the NSX lasted from 1989-2005. While questions remain about whether the new and improved NSX will arrive in 2014 or 2015 we are learning more about the vehicle specifics. Just this week, Chief NSX Engineer Ted Klaus dropped by MotorTrend for a chat about what he calls his dream job. Click here to read the story. Then stay tuned to this blog for word on when the next NSX will make it to market!
There’s no question we at Butler Acura are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Acura NSX although it could be a while since we’re not even sure which model year it’ll be. But that’s okay because we have concept designs from the past to dream about, and not just NSX concepts, either. One in particular stands out. It’s the 2008 Acura Stealth sports car. The Stealth is the brainchild of Alex Chou, a transportation design student at California’s Art Center College of Design. The stylized design obviously mimics the contours of the Stealth fighter je. What’s less obvious is the reason for the extended window panel on the driver’s side hood. Get this: it changes color according to engine rpm! The Stealth is powered by a V6 with an electric motor backup. As for whether the Stealth will ever become a reality, our bet is no. But the fact that this dream won’t come true does nothing to lessen its dreaminess.
For fans of the Acura sports car manufactured between 1990 -2005, the most exciting revelation at the Detroit Auto Show this week might not have been the unveiling of the new NSX concept … It might have been the announcement by the President and CEO of Honda Motor Co. that the NSX will go into production again within the next three years. Takanobu Ito laid to rest years of rumors regarding the sports car’s highly anticipated return. Not only that but he specified the car will be built in Ohio.
Okay, back to the concept. AutoGuide.com describes the new NSX design as “very much a classic supercar look, using low ground clearance, aggressive angles in the nose, a very low profile roof line and a windswept look running into a small rear spoiler to achieve its supercar style. Hard angles are all over the NSX which gives it a very rigid and serious stance.” It’ll sport a direct injection VTEC V6 engine, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and a dual clutch transmission.
Honestly, we can’t wait.
For more information and photos visit http://www.acura.com/future/NSX#/1.