This week we could see the first 2017 Acura NSX that came from production line. The Rick Hendrick, NASCAR titan, paid $1.2 million for it at auction. This Hybrid sports car comes with 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine that operates in combination with three electric motors. That is enough for 573 horses of total system output. The new Acura NSX 2017 comes equipped with 9-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system as standard.
2017 Acura NSX design
The new NSX look is based on the “Interwoven Dynamic” exterior design that combines aesthetics of the supercar with its performance. The floating C-pillars enhance aerodynamic coefficient. It helps air to be rerouted to the side-mounted engine air intakes. Door handles are hidden in the door panel for better airflow on the side of the vehicle. Thanks to Smart Entry keyless access system, the door handle extends from the door automatically when driver approach the vehicle. Good thing is that car can be unlocked manually even if power failure happens.
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Length| 176 in. (4,470 mm)
Width| 87.3 in (2,217 mm) (includes mirrors)
Height| 47.8 in. (1,215 mm)
Wheelbase| 103.5 in. (2,630 mm)
Track (front/rear)| 65.2 in. / 63.7 in. (1,655 / 1,618 mm)
Fuel Tank Capacity| 15.6 gal.
Curb Weight (without options)| 3,803 lb.
Weight Distribution (front/rear)| 42 / 58 % (without options)
Front fascia is recognizable by the Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights and each headlight is equipped with 6 individual LEDs. Just under the LED headlights are positioned LED daytime running lights while the LED taillights get narrow and compact look with a uniquely freeform shape. There are eight 2017 Acura NSX colors available: Curva Red, Berlina Black, 130R White, Source Silver Metallic (+$700), Casino White Pearl (+$700), Nord Gray Metallic (+$700), Valencia Red Pearl (+$6,000) and Nouvelle Blue Pearl ($6,000).
The interior of the NSX has an outstanding frontal visibility, simple and intuitive controls, and superior ergonomics – most notably the seat, which is characterized by superior performance with outstanding comfort and easy entry / exit from the vehicle. Ultra-thin, yet strong design of the A-pillars and low-mounted dashboard minimize obstruction of views times. . Interwoven under the handcrafted leather instrument panel is the box – functioning chassis structural member that reflects the design aesthetic of sport motorcycles.
The NSX instrument panel is leather wrapped with additional Alcantara trimming. Unlike other sport cars that uses carbon on the critical areas inside the cabin, in new Acura NSX 2017 they are fortified with more leather padding for optimal driver and passenger comfort. Instrument panel features a dynamic TFT screen that responds to changes in the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System with pertinent graphics and information. The center console has a power button that is preparing sports hybrid nested in the center of a new integrated system dynamics control dial.
There is a 7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display on the center console which comes as standard equipment. It helps driver to operate audio and navigation functions. There are also audio controls mounted on the steering wheel. Center console also includes Dual-zone climate control, Electronic gear selector, 3-position heated seat functions, Electric parking brake and Integrated Dynamic System control dial.
Acura NSX 2017 specs and price
New NSX gets power from Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) powerplant that combines three electric motors/generators with 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Two electric motors/generators are placed on the front wheels while third motor/generator (the Direct Drive Motor) is placed between V6 engine and gearbox in order to secure more torque and power on rear wheels. Electric motors are also generators and their function is to charge hybrid batteries. Total system output is 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft (646 Nm) of torque.
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ENGINE [attr colspan=”2″]
Engine type|3.5-liter twin-turbo V6
Horsepoweer|500 HP @ 6,500 – 7,500 rpm
Torque|406 lb-ft @ 2,000 – 6,000 rpm
DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR [attr colspan=”2″]
Type|Permanent-magnet, water-cooled electric motor/generator
Layout|Direct drive, placed between transmission and engine
Horsepower|47 HP @ 3,000 rpm
Torque|109 lb-ft @ 500 – 2,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION [attr colspan=”2″]
Transmission type|9-speed dual-clutch automatic (9DCT)
Differential|Limited slip with wet multi-plate clutch
TWIN MOTOR UNIT (tmu) [attr colspan=”2″]
Type| Permanent-magnet, oil-cooled electric motor/generator
Layout| Independent twin motors with a planetary gear set, one-way clutch and brake
Horsepower|72 HP @ 4,000 rpm
Torque|108 lb-ft @ 0 – 2,000 rpm
POWER UNIT SYSTEM OVERVIEW [attr colspan=”2″]
Total system power|573 horsepower
Total system torque|476 lb-ft
Top speed|191 mph (305 km/h)
The V6 twin-turbo engine is mated to the 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and power is transferred to the rear wheels, while front wheels are propelled by two electric motors. First gear is reserved for maximum acceleration while last 9th gear has been optimized for highway cruising. There are four driving modes available thanks to Integrated Dynamics System – Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track. Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg combined but, thanks to Hybrid powertrain, there are no big differences between city and highway driving – 21 and 22 mpg.
Price for the new Acura NSX starts from $156,000 and there are plenty of additional options available to upgrade and make it more personal.
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NSX without options|$156,000
Carbon Fiber Interior Sport Package|$2,900
Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package|$9,000
Technology Package with SiriusXM Radio|$3,300
Carbon Fiber Engine Cover|$3,600
Carbon Fiber Roof|$6,000
Carbon-Ceramic Brake Rotors (with Black Brake Calipers)|$9,900
Carbon-Ceramic Brake Rotors (with Silver Brake Calipers)|$10,600
Carbon-Ceramic Brake Rotors (with Red Brake Calipers)|$10,600
Carbon Fiber Rear Decklid Spoiler|$3,000
Exclusive Interwoven Wheels|$1,500
Semi-Aniline Leather and Alcantara Power and Heated Sport Seats with memory for driver|$1,500
Semi-Aniline Full Leather Power and Heated Sport Seats with memory for driver|$2,500
Black Alcantara Headliner|$1,300
Exterior Peal/Metallic Color (three available)|$700
Exterior Andaro Color (two available)|$6,000