It was waaaay back at the 2012 North American International Auto Show that the Acura NSX Concept was revealed. Since then this hybrid supercar has undergone changes and track testing, as well as a fire on the Nurburgring blamed on batteries. Finally though after three years of waiting, the production version of the Acura NSX hybrid supercar is ready to debut.
“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”
While details haven’t been formalized or announced, rumor has it a twin-turbo V6 with an all-wheel drive hybrid drivetrain integrating three electric motors will be mounted mid-ship in the new Acura NSX. The SH-AWD hybrid drivetrain has already debuted on the RLX here in the U.S., and a more powerful version should debut in the NSX ahead of the beginning of production sometime next year. Feeling impatient? Check out these spy pics of the 2016 Acura NSX.
After three years and declining sales, the Acura NSX desperately needs to inject some excitement and emotion into a brand that hasn’t seen much of either lately. Maybe an Acura NSX Type-R is in the cards as well?