2016 Acura NSX drives frame, torque and air-flow technology into the future
The short story is that 2016 NSX engineering from an automotive developmental view point is very exciting, and in the near future of performance automotive design will save lives.
Wednesday, April 22, found Acura engineers revealing several 2016 NSX technical details while confirming a handful of suspected specifications at the 2015 SAE World Conference dinner in Detroit, Michigan. Yes, 2016 NSX will be equipped with Acura's newest 3.5 liter V6 twin turbocharged fire breather; married to a 9 speed automatic transmission with IDS, limited slip differential and a next generation 3 motor hybrid SH-AWD system.
But that’s just a small part of what Acura rightfully labels the “New Sports Experience.” Without a doubt, there’s nothing else like NSX on the road today.
In the 2015 Acura, Realtime Racing TLX-GT, a similar engine produces 500 + horsepower. Although Acura has not divulged production engine internal specifications and power output for NSX, we’d anticipate something in the neighborhood of 450 horsepower coming out of the V6, and an additional boost in horsepower and torque from the combined regenerative and front drive electric motors.
We predict a combined gasoline/electric horsepower rating approaching 550+. Usable torque output will be off of the charts; as required to effectively compete with BMW, Ford G.T.,Mclaren and Porsche ,all presenting viable contenders in the supercar segment; with a twist, NSX is a supercar bargain.
2016 Acura NSX will hold a competitive edge through attainable MSRP( estimated at $160,000) and “world’s first” added value
What we've read of the Acura press release is astounding as to NSX-related automotive engineering and moto-technical breakthroughs. When released to world-markets sometime in late 2015, Acura NSX, a car of many first, will shake up the supercar sport segment.
NSX, Honda and Acura Division’s greatest technological automotive advancement to date, is a wake up call to the auto industry; and a high performance vehicle presenting broader implications than the sum of its parts. No hype, NSX is arguably groundbreaking and bench-setting.
A world-class supercar priced well below $200,000
Acura will sell as many NSX supercars as they can produce.The reasoning here is sound, and based on all current automotive manufacturing practices and advanced propulsion technologies. Frankly, we’re not sure that Acura can hold the MSRP bellow $200,000. The development cost of NSX is as staggering as its presented technology.
Outside of the world of auto racing, and we’re talking less than a handful of micro manufactures, NSX will be the first high production street legal, single engine, 3 motor, smart-handling-all-wheel-drive-hybrid-supercar available for public purchase.
looking to the released specifications, there is no other mass produced, micro produced or hand built supercar like NSX on the road today; that we know of
2016 Acura NSX presents the future in automotive-sports propulsion and beyond. Setting the brute-power to weight ratio aside for a moment, several new technologies come to the automotive industry through the introduction of NSX: Super frame rigidity, new casting (ablation) technologies, multiple composite frame construction, the world’s first production 1 engine, 3 motor gasoline hybrid, and much more than we can share with you in one article.
As Acura states it: “ 2016 Acura NSX is thermal, aerodynamic engineering re-imagined.” We like that!, and believe that NSX represents a greater engineering and technology development accomplishment greater than the sum of it’s components. 2016 Acura NSX drives frame, torque and high-heat transference technologies into the future, and that’s just the beginning.