Acura is back re-stake its claim in supercar territory with the 2017 NSX, a re-imagination of its iconic 1990s mid-engined sports car.
This new interpretation of Japanese performance matches a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 with electric motors to run a total of 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. The engine and one motor power the rear axle, while each front wheel gets its own motor, allowing the kind of precise power distribution required to make Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).
The sole transmission on offer is a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Fuel consumption figures aren't out yet, but pricing is: the NSX carries a base MSRP of $189,900, and options will drive the price up to more than $250,000.
Standard equipment includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, big brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, cruise control, intelligent keyless entry, aluminum roof panel, LED headlights, push-button start, power windows and door locks, tilt-and-telescopic steering, frameless rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, manually-adjustable seats, leather upholstery, seven-inch eight-speaker display audio system, Bluetooth with audio streaming, USB and auxiliary inputs, AcuraLink infotainment, navigation, and a TFT gauge display.
Options include a carbon fibre roof, carbon ceramic brakes, nine-speaker stereo, four-way heated power seats, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and a technology package that adds, among other things, corner and backup parking sensors.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed