When we take a look at the Japanese car makers and car market the Nissan GT-R is pretty much the best supercar from this country but things might change little bit with the launch of the 2016 Acura NSX. This is one legendary and iconic vehicle that managed to stand head to head with many supercars during it production.
Originally it went on sale in 1990 and was powered with 3.0 liter V6 unit with 270 hp and even this is not a lot of power even when we compare it with power that was delivered by supercars of that time it was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.1 seconds. This was possible due to the lower weight of the vehicle thankfully to the hi-tech materials that were used. After the engine was changed and 3.2 liter V6 unit was offered time for 0 to 60 mph acceleration has dropped to 4.5 seconds as a result of 20 hp more, total of 290 hp from new engine.
2016 Acura NSX Specs
It was a big disappointment when Acura decided to stop the production in 2005th but almost immediately we could hear that there are plans for the new version to be delivered. About ten years ago it seems that this will happen and that the 2016 Acura NSX will be offered. During the last few years we were able to see few concept models and all looked fantastic, also, there were few spy photos from Nurburgring where new model was tested and finally it was presented at the Detroit Auto Show.
Let’s talk about the looks of the 2016 Acura NSX. It is easy to notice similarities between presented model from Detroit and the concept vehicle from 2013th. At the front we have similar design and almost identical bumper but this time with slightly different looks of the splitter that is located underneath the grille. Side intakes are separated from lower grille with larger blades while the headlamps come equipped with six LED’s and LED stripe. There is no doubt that this vehicle will offer pretty much state of the art tech from Acura.
Looking from the back we can again agree that the looks are borrowed from concept model where we have almost identical tail lights while the sides come with larger vents and bigger diffuser that will certainly remind us on at least few motorsport models. Four exhaust ends are located in the middle which is a difference from concept version and the spoiler will help out with aerodynamics and stability at higher speeds. Side gives few additional changes to the 2016 Acura NSX over the concept model and we have air vents on front wheel arches and door line has been updated to be more production prepared.
On the interior, we can only say that it is significantly different from the original concept since it will come with mostly aluminum instead carbon accents. Dashboard has been redesigned and now comes with much more production ready looks. Various buttons and controls that are located on the center console are taken from various Acura models and it is quite clear from where it does take design clues. We can easily agree that interior received significant changes while another great example of this is the all new air vents. Even many will say that concept interior we could see few years ago we still do like the new steering wheel that comes with both top and bottom flat ends and the instrument cluster that is high-tech piece.
Here we come to the most interesting part of the 2016 Acura NSX, drivetrain. The 2016 Acura NSX is an hybrid and is equipped with “Sport Hybrid Power Unit” and even we still do not have all official details we have received few clues from which we can predict that total hp of the all new NSX will be at more than 550 hp. This has been achieved with combination of twin turbo V6 engine that has been specially developed for this vehicle and the three electric motors that are powered by the Lithium Ion battery pack. One sends power to the rear wheels and helps out twin turbo unit while other two units will power front wheels. Power is delivered through a 9 speed DCT transmission promising great performances and good fuel economy.
Price Of 2016 Acura NSX
There are still a decent number of details that we do not know about the 2016 Acura NSX. Among those is the price and release date. On those topics we could hear only speculations but we are pretty sure that this supercar will cost about $115,000 and more. We expect more details during summer and fall of this year after which it will be offered to the market.