2015 Acura NSX & Future Cars & Car and Driver

23 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2015 Acura NSX & Future Cars & Car and Driver

When pulled the satiny sheet off of the NSX at the Detroit auto show, unusual happened: There was And we don’t mean the meek clap of a couple of newbie or the lone, deliberate thwacking of a PR guy. This was actual, sincere applause for a car.

U.S. chief, Takanobu who served on the engineering team for the NSX, appeared to inflate as he in the goodwill.

Then Acura went for the kill and revealed that the of the first real Japanese would take place in the United States. It would be and produced in Ohio under the of a guy named Ted. Ted Klaus, is. He’s the vehicle-dynamics guru to have a backside more than anyone else in the U.S. operation.

If anyone can pull off a legit new went the buzz, he’s the

Acura promises that three years, the NSX will prowl the world’s highways racetracks), looking to embarrass pure-blooded sports cars. the legacy of the original car that out of production in 2005. And that’s the bar that the new NSX will have to to be considered a success.

Honda NSX

Unlike the original NSX, used high technology in primarily of low weight (aluminum and suspension components, titanium rods), the new car will rely on hybrid know-how. Primary for the rear wheels will from a mid-mounted, direct-injected That engine will be to a dual-clutch, paddle-shifted automatic incorporates an electric motor, to Honda’s other hybrid

But that setup will be by two electric motors up front to a four-wheel-drive arrangement the company is enticingly, Sport Hybrid Handling All-Wheel Drive. best understood using the common “torque vectoring” this new setup can shuttle and braking torque from to right, although here done completely electrically. The also would allow front-wheel drive.

When the is running, we expect the electrified would be called into only when extra or traction is needed. This all loaded into a tidy that is #173;several inches overall than a Ferrari 458 or a McLaren MP4-12C. That is, if the of the concept #173;represent production

Unlike the nearly half-million-dollar LFA Acura’s Japanese luxury-car Lexus, the new NSX should be within of the merely rich. We estimate the to be between the cost of a Porsche 911 and an R8, both prime competitors. So on an entry figure of about

And Acura isn’t shy about that the handsome concept is the car it is to build, so don’t expect a that diverges too much what you see here.

If the company can that, then the hearty of applause the concept received have been more justified.

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