Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Acura | posted October 27, 2015 11:10
2017 Acura NSX technical specification fully revealed
After premiering at the 2015 North American International Auto Show and being chosen as the official pace car for this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb event, Acura has officially released the power ratings of the all-new NSX hybrid supercar.
Propelled by an an all-aluminum, 3.5-liter DOHC, 24-valve twin-turbo V6, along with 3 electric motors that provide additional power at the front and rear axles, the NSX has a combined system output of 581 PS at 7,500 rpm. The engine itself puts out 506 PS and 550 Nm of torque while the electric motors themselves provide the extra 74 PS as an assist.
Combined torque output was not provided, though the centrally-mounted rear drive motor delivers 148 Nm while the twin motors at the front axles each put out 73 Nm. The twin turbochargers on the other hand are constructed out of Inconel and feature an electronically-controlled wastegate. It has a maximum boost pressure of 1.05 bar.
Power is then channeled through all four wheels via the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive System and 9-speed dual clutch gearbox that comes with a limited slip differential. With it, Acura claims the NSX can leap from 0 – 97 km/h in about three seconds and reach a top speed of 307 km/h.
In terms of dimensions, Acura's flagship supercar measures 4,470mm long, 2,217mm wide, 1,214mm tall and has a wheelbase figure of 2,628mm. Curb weight of the all-new NSX comes in at a hefty 1,725 kg, though that is given, as it is a hybrid supercar to begin with.
Its braking system consists of 14.5-inch rotors at the front and 14.2-inch rotors at the back. It has a staggered wheel arrangement, with the front sporting 19-inch alloys while the rear gets 20-inch alloys. The front set is wrapped in 245/35 tires and the rear set is fitted with 305/30 tires.
The cabin is upholstered in both Milano leather and Alcantara, which according to Acura, combines both luxury and comfort. Other features inside the NSX include: leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, digital gauge cluster, 8-inch TFT multi-information display and an 8-speaker audio system for standard models as such.
In terms of driver aids and other safety features, the NSX will come standard with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Traction Control (TC), anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), cruise control, automatic Jewel Eye LED headlights, multi-angle rearview camera and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).