Working in concert, the engine and electric motors produce a combined peak 573-hp and 476 lb-ft of torque, which translates into a G-crushing 0 – 60 MPH in 2.7 seconds, and a heart-pounding track top speed of 191 MPH.
The race-ready 9-speed DCT brings it all to the table. With an electronically-operated wet dual-clutch, high-rigidity shift forks, double-cone synchronizers and electronic shift actuator, shift timing is precisely synchronized with power unit torque – and that means super-fast, smooth-as-silk shifting.
NSX Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive applies true torque vectoring with every turn. The electric Twin Motor Unit (TMU) directs torque to each front wheel independently to maximize the effectiveness of each tire’s traction as the turn is executed, which translates to earlier acceleration, precise cornering, and faster lap times.
Sandwiched between the V-6 and the 9-speed DCT, the direct drive supercar electric motor is attached directly to the driveshaft for immediate torque and acceleration. At the track, Launch Mode can slice off .5 seconds and deliver pressed-back-in-your-seat Gs the instant you release the brake.
The brain of the power unit is also its primary battery. Positioned low and center, it sits behind the seats, directing energy to electric motors front and rear.
G-loading you can feel comes from two independent electric motors at the front wheels that deal out immediate torque on the move for athletic acceleration that makes passing absolutely effortless.
Long, aerodynamic side mirror extensions prevent air disruption and provide excellent visibility beyond the large rear intakes. Air entering from front grilles cools the Twin Motor Unit, exits through these vents, and is reintroduced to the rear intakes downstream. Seven heat exchangers are positioned behind the front and side grilles to provide cooling for the engine, transmission, front motors, battery and other component. Visible fender peaks help the driver better position the car in curves.
Floating C-pillars increase airflow to rear engine vents. Flush door handles allow uninterrupted air flow to the side vents, and pop out to greet the driver when the smart key is sensed. Slender A-pillars help create a panoramic view from the cockpit. Fender vent assists in brake cooling and reduces pressure build-up in wheel well. Standard wheels were engineered to provide the greatest strength with the least weight.
Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL) is integrated so well as to be near invisible until brake is activated. Engine visible through rear window is a component of the interwoven design concept. Hidden air vent between spoiler and taillights help reduce aerodynamic disruption and thus drag from air flowing over the roof. Thin flying wing taillights extending across the car are an homage to original NSX. Outer exhaust outlets are used for Quiet and Sport settings. Wider inner outlets open to bypass silencers in Sport + and Track mode.
The new Thermal Orange Pearl NSX is officially here, turning heads at hyper speeds. Each NSX is individually painted and hand-finished. The entire paint process occurs in-house over the course of more than 20 hours per car.
Three times the downforce at the rear of the car than at the front provides ultimate sports car balance. Painstakingly carved design lines augment that balance with total airflow management. Together they create unparalleled performance with extraordinary efficiency.
The NSX supercar takes aerodynamics one step further, using artful design to stream air within, without and across the entire vehicle. By reintroducing air that serves thermal purposes upstream, front and rear power unit components, brakes and other systems are cooled efficiently as aerodynamics are optimized.
The painstakingly engineered NSX steering wheel is designed to help the driver carve precise turns at any speed. Slightly-indented finger holds are located at both 10:00 and 2:00 and at 9:00 and 3:00 to satisfy the preferences of most drivers. The oblong shape allows an unobstructed view over the top and greater leg clearance at the bottom. Tailored leather wrap is finished with hidden stitching for an unencumbered grip.
Simplicity of form and elements essential to the space form the foundation of NSX cockpit design. Minimalist in its aesthetic and spacious in its dimensions, the NSX interior was precisely engineered to create a richly supportive domain for the driver–even those whose height is in the 95th percentile.
The aggressively-shaped bolsters are smooth leather for ease of ingress/egress. Alcantara® is at the center of the sports seats to provide grip and reduce lateral movement. Key interior surfaces are ergonomically padded to support knees and elbows, providing additional supercar comfort and stability.
Connection to the road demands sweeping visibility – a quality embraced by NSX engineers dating back to the first-generation NSX. The expansive view begins with ultra-slim A-pillars crafted using an innovative, 3D bent-and-quenched fabrication process that produces ultra-high tensile strength. Adding to the openness is the low meter visor, the uniquely shaped steering wheel, a frameless rearview mirror and side mirrors on slender stalks.
NSX leaps from hushed to hellion in a single bound. In Quiet mode, NSX runs virtually silent; in Track mode, every note of peak performance is in full-throated cry. The sound satisfies on a gut level, both on the street and inside the acoustically-tuned cabin, where engine sound correlates with dynamic mode.
Here is an audio system custom-built for NSX, with nine speakers (including two super-charged door speakers and an ELS-first rear-center speaker) and all-new lightweight components, all driven by 580 watts of amplification. Tuned by Grammy® award winner Elliot Scheiner, it’s music that stirs the soul with vivid clarity and visceral bass response, unleashed in a private studio that travels at speeds close to 200 MPH.
It begins with assembly of the multi-material space frame, joined by robotic MIG welding – an automobile industry first. Next comes robotic tooling of the inner and outer hood, door and hatch panels.
An Acura world-first technology, three-dimensionally-bent-and-quenched ultra-high strength steel tubing, forms the upper portion of the A-pillars and roof rails.
Aluminum stampings are utilized as lightweight closure panels for the rear floor, rear bulkhead and B-pillars.
Ablation casting – another world-first Acura engineering innovation – is utilized in key crush zones, helping ensure top crash safety performance while maintaining optimal structural rigidity.
Cast aluminum nodes serve as joining points and ultra-rigid mounting points.
Highly rigid, extruded-aluminum beams comprise the majority of the space frame.