The new 2019 Acura NSX supercar eschews the formula that put the last version on bedroom walls. In the 1990s, the NSX was all mechanical, with 270 horsepower coming from its V-6 planted midships, and comfortable seating for two.
The Honda NSX (second generation), marketed as the Acura NSX in North America and China, is a 2-seater, all-wheel drive, mid-engine hybrid sports car developed and manufactured by Honda in the United States. It succeeds the original NSX that was produced in Japan from 1990 to 2005.
This new NSX skips all that. It’s a high-tech wonder of turbos, motors, servos, clutches, and batteries to create an all-wheel-drive supercar that synthesizes driving feel instead of delivering it naturally.
Road & Track named the NSX as its 2017 Performance Car of the Year. The magazine lauded the NSX for its use of hybrid technology in the service of an emotional driving experience. The NSX also won the AutoGuide.com Readers’ Choice Car of the Year Award for achieving high performance with a natural driving feel. The NSX was the Business Insider 2016 Car of the Year on the strength of its striking styling and its unique drivetrain for a car in its price range. The Green Car Journal 2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year award went to the NSX for its combination of performance and efficiency. Automobile staff voted the NSX to its list of 2017 All-Stars; the car won the honor “by consistently putting a grin on drivers’ faces” during testing
It’s also £143,950 on the road, meaning you could have a McLaren 570S for about £500 less. Honda’s ambitions, at least, have not diminished. But does the car at the end of them deserve its badge?
Toshinobu Minami (2012 Concept)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Layout||Longitudinal mid-engine, four-wheel drive / rear-wheel drive(NSX GT3 only)|
|Engine||3.5 L Twin-Turbocharged V6(JNC1)|
|Electric motor||dual front electric motors, single rear electric motor|