2016 Acura NSX launch scrapped until Q2, 2016
NSX delayed until Q2, 2016
That’s correct, for all Acura-Torque News NSX supercar fans following the protracted concept through development odyssey that is NSX, the 4 year concept through initially announced release of what Acura refers to as the world’s most advanced, financially attainable supercar, has been scrapped for yet another season.
Very limited world-wide availability
We are informed by Acura officials, that NSX gasoline/electric sport hybrid may be (possibly) available for retail delivery sometime in the spring of 2016, as a 2017 model.
It’s further noted that the ‘easy’ order format of this very limited high-tech Acura has been sidelined, as the Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) tools up to produce this highly complex, mostly hand built supercar; what will undoubtedly be Acura’s next highly sought after collector’s car.
In other news, we find mention of English Cosworth producing the engine block and heads for NSX. Perhaps that's what it will take to hold the twin turbo, 3 electric motor, smart handling all-wheel drive supercar together. We did learn a bit as to how air-flow is moved through NSX for heat exchange and to maximize downforce conversion, pretty heady stuff for a production car, limited or not.
On a personal note, I anticipate the next stumbling block to bringing NSX to market fruition to be the unrealistic base MSRP being touted by the automotive press. Acura’s supercar is not going to hit the road in North America for $150,000, given that the model year continues to move into the future.
Out of all fairness to our friends at Acura: In their quest to produce a very high-tech, world-class, financially attainable supercar, the patient (future) owner of 2017 NSX may very well be rewarded with a mechanically bulletproof, low maintenance sling-shot- performance car, akin to the original NSX offering; let’s hope so. In reading between the lines as to Cosworth engine components (unsubstantiated) entering the production picture. I believe that the cause of this delay is directly related to the engine.