Acura NSX Concept portends an efficient hybrid supercar

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As any diehard would be quick to you, a revival of the iconic NSX is overdue. In true Honda the automaker decided that, if it was to go to the trouble of producing a legitimate it was going to take on the very in the industry. Suffice it to say, the NSX the goods.

We now have a new concept to over. While the last sportscar Acura showed off NSX purists with a sour in their mouths a V10 engine up front was a far cry from the lightweight and mid-engine V6 of the original we have a feeling that nobody is to turn their noses up at new NSX Concept.

Like its forebear, latest take on the NSX promises to excess weight through the use of a platform made from the lightweight materials. Power, as the original, will come a V6 mounted behind the two occupants sends its power to the rear except this time, it be augmented by an electric motor.

latest SH-AWD incorporates one motor in a dual-clutch transmission, a hybrid setup. Additionally, two motors can instantly send or positive torque to the front during cornering for improved and efficiency, and the whole package can be via software. Acura says the new system will provide acceleration while offering efficiency.

We’re not so sure environmentalists are to accept the notion of an eco-friendly but it’s clear Acura’s at Honda are keen to keep and fuel usage in check. In new era, even as we focus on the fun to spirit of the NSX, I think a must respond positively to responsibilities, says Takanobu president and CEO of Honda Motor Co.

isn’t saying how much its V6 engine and three electric will amount to, but we’re not outlandish figures. The automaker it’s aiming for an extremely power-to-weight ratio. We like the of that, and hope the production which is expected within the three years, delivers on laudable promise. Check out the press release after the .

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Debuts Three New Vehicles at the North American International Show

– New ILX compact sedan to feature Acura’s hybrid powertrain;

– RDX sport utility vehicle new engine and all-wheel-drive system;

NSX Concept to be developed and built in with new performance hybrid

DETROIT, Mich. Jan. 9, Representing the leading edge of a of new products and technologies, Acura unveiled three new vehicles at the American International Auto including a concept version of the gateway to the Acura brand, the ILX compact sedan; a prototype of the RDX crossover sport utility and the NSX Concept, which presages the for Acura’s next-generation supercar.

Acura also announced the next-generation NSX will feature innovative new Sport Hybrid technology and that the vehicle be developed by Honda RD Americas and in Ohio.

Over the next 24 the Acura brand will a series of new models that remake our product lineup and up the luxury market, said Conrad, vice president and manager of Acura.

Acura once again defy wisdom to become one of the top luxury by creating luxury vehicles on our own unique values.

Debuting new models in Detroit heralds the of Acura’s second 25 years as a luxury-performance automobile brand.

ILX Concept

The Acura ILX Concept is the to an all-new Acura luxury sedan scheduled for launch in 2012. To be positioned as the gateway to the brand, the ILX will feature different powertrains, including first-ever gas-electric hybrid.

time luxury buyers the highest value on exterior affordability and environmental issues and a virtual definition of what we created with the new Acura said Jon Ikeda, head of the Design Studio. The strategy this new model is to position ILX as the opportunity for many young to enter the luxury market.

sporty and aerodynamically efficient, the of the all-new Acura ILX combines performance and efficiency. A beautifully luxury sedan, the ILX Concept has a yet formal proportion, targeting a professional image. The Acura ILX both, with a low and wide and a long nose and a short that are aerodynamically efficient, the ILX is recognizable as an Acura.

The lineup of ILX models will an entry-level model powered by a inline 4-cylinder engine; a model with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired a six-speed manual transmission; and a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, first-ever hybrid offering.

The ILX feature a highquality, well-appointed that is smart, spacious and It will offer a number of high-value features, including a entry keyless access and pushbutton start, along Pandora internet radio and SMS text message function for connectivity with the world.

As all Acura models, the ILX will a longlist of standard features, trim levels (that include a Technology Package), transmission choices, and excellent safety features- including acclaimed Advanced Compatibility body structure, front, and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel brakes and Vehicle Stability (VSA™). Acura anticipates the ILX will achieve top ratings in NHTSA and IIHS crash testing.

The new ILX will be manufactured by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, in its Greensburg, Ind. plant- one of three plants in the world to J.D. Power and Associates’ Platinum Award for outstanding

Shown as a prototype version of the RDX, the second generation of five-passenger crossover SUV will up the with a new approach to achieving advanced performance and fuel via a new engine, transmission and all-wheel system.

Acura NSX

The 2013 RDX, scheduled to in Spring 2012, will as standard equipment a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 273 horsepower- 33 than the outgoing model. For higher performance and improved economy, the RDX makes use of a 6-speed transmission with a new lock-up converter. The RDX also gets a lighter all-wheel-drive system provides the required performance and with increased efficiency.

anticipated EPA fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, front-wheel-drive of the 2013 RDX are expected to offer the fuel economy of any gasoline-powered SUV in its class.

The RDX exterior incorporates a more aerodynamically efficient evolving RDX from a sporty, SUV to a more formal look a longer, sculpted hood and that is more elegant and to match the Acura philosophy of beautiful design. Chassis include a longer wheelbase and track, all-new Amplitude Dampers, and a new motion adaptive power steering system.

the 2013 RDX, new sweeping matte surface trim, and use of leather combine to give the RDX an upscale look and luxury that Acura customers come to expect. Abundant use of deadening materials and Active Control team to provide an quiet cabin. Additional features, such as larger openings, more passenger increased cargo volume and a rear tailgate make the RDX even more accommodating and

As with the ILX, the 2013 RDX receive a host of new technologies Pandora internet radio SMS text message feature, a entry keyless access pushbutton start, and a three rear camera. An available Package will provide a complement of relevant technologies, AcuraLink® Satellite Communication Acura Navigation System Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Traffic with Traffic and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ radar image maps. New for the even more advanced system utilizes a hard drive (HDD) with 60 of storage capacity including 15 that can be allocated for music

Acura anticipates that the RDX achieve top ratings in both and IIHS crash safety

Production of the new RDX will move to the Liberty, Ohio plant of of America Mfg. Inc.- to one of the four top assembly lines in America in the J.D. Power and 2011 Initial Quality (IQS).

The first generation RDX has built at the Marysville, Ohio plant, an IQS award winner for of its assembly lines.

Acura NSX

The dynamically-styled NSX Concept gives an of the next great performance from the Acura brand. use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V-6 the NSX Concept employs several new for Acura, including application of innovative new Sport Hybrid (Super Handling All Wheel hybrid system.

Utilizing a unique 2 Electric Drive Unit with a Torque Adjustable Control the all-new hybrid all-wheel-drive can instantly generate negative or torque to the front wheels cornering. Acura anticipates the new Hybrid SH-AWD® will handling performance unmatched by AWD systems. In addition to the handling of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® a powerful next-generation VTEC® V-6 with direct-injection works in with a dual clutch with built-in electric to create supercar acceleration offering outstanding efficiency.

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will make NSX the ultimate of Acura’s idea to create between man and machine, said Ito, president and CEO of Honda Co. Ltd. The NSX will make the one with the car to enhance dynamic abilities without getting in the

While most supercars opt for force delivered from a engine, the NSX Concept champions the racing philosophy of an extremely power-to-weight ratio.

Like the NSX, we will again high performance through efficiency, added Ito, who led the of Acura’s first NSX supercar. In new era, even as we focus on the fun to spirit of the NSX, I think a must respond positively to responsibilities.

The new Acura supercar, to debut in the next three will be developed by an engineering led by Honda RD Americas, Inc. and in Ohio, at a yet to be named facility.

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