TORRANCE, California – Car shoppers finally got some critical technical details about the all-new 2017 Acura NSX, a two-seat, midengine hybrid sports car, which is due to arrive at Acura dealerships in the spring.
Key numbers include 573 horsepower, 476 pound-feet of torque, a 3,803-pound curb weight and approximate top speed of 191 mph, Acura said on Monday.
Pricing has not been announced, but the NSX is expected to start around $150,000. It targets the Audi R8 V10, Ferrari 458 Italia and Porsche 911 Turbo.
Options will be limited.
They include a carbon-fiber exterior sport package that bundles a carbon-fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and a dark chrome exhaust finisher.
Buyers can also order an optional carbon-fiber engine cover, a carbon-fiber roof and a technology package that includes an ELS Studio audio system, navigation system, AcuraLink and front and rear parking sensors.
The NSX is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain, all-wheel drive and even a “Quiet mode,” which Acura says allows for “hushed vehicle operation by operating the NSX as an electric vehicle.”
The hand-built, direct-injected 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine was developed specifically for the NSX and makes 500 hp. The rest of the power comes from three electric motors. A lithium-ion battery rounds out the hybrid drivetrain.
Acura did not offer a fuel-economy estimate on the new NSX.
The engine is linked to a nine-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Weight distribution is 42 percent/58 percent front to rear.
Acura is touting the NSX as a “human-centered supercar” that is comfortable as a daily driver. In addition to the Quiet mode, driving modes include Sport – for ordinary commutes – along with Sport+ and Track mode.
Edmunds says: After a seemingly endless preview period, Acura finally has some concrete details on its reborn NSX flagship. Too bad it’s still at least five months away from actually going on sale.