Mar
28

Hot Details About the Long-Awaited 2017 Acura NSX

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2017-acura-nsxThe highly anticipated 2017 Acura NSX has finally made its debut, giving the motoring world the follow-up it’s been waiting for to one of the most significant sports cars of the 1990s.

This second-generation supercar comes to the road powered by a twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine that produces a dynamite 500 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, and this baby’s top track speed is approximately 191 mph.

Way Outside the Box

In terms of its looks and powertrain, the new NSX is certainly not your typical vehicle.

In addition to the powerhouse twin-turbo engine, Honda has additionally added three electric motors—one on the engine and two on the front axle. These four power sources offer up a total system output of 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque.

This four-motor hybrid system is combined with electronic all-wheel drive and a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Essentially, the new NSX offers up double the power of the original model.

Made in America

The new NSX models will be produced quite gradually. Once production is in full swing, Honda will build just eight of these models each day.

The next-generation NSX cars will be constructed at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. This facility boasts eight MIG welding robots—which is good, as the NSX chassis alone requires between 850 and 900 welds.

NSX production will also gobble up 4 gallons of paint per car, which will be applied in 11 layers over the body of each NSX.

According to Honda’s official website for the NSX, available exterior paint colors will include:

  • Curva Red
  • Berlina Black
  • 130R White
  • Source Silver Metallic
  • Casino White Pearl
  • Nord Gray Metallic
  • Valencia Red Pearl
  • Nouvelle Blue Pearl

When assembly concludes on a new NSX model, the final step is placing the car on a four-post shaker rig for 20 minutes, which simulates various road surfaces, after which the car is put through a “monsoon test,” exposing it to twice the highest rainfall amount to be recorded during a hurricane.

During Honda’s decade-long development of this new supercar, more than 250 prototypes were built in all—all of which are scheduled to be destroyed, save some models being saved for display.

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