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.
If the power unit is the heart of the beast, the Integrated Dynamics System is its mind. The system reflects the mood and manners of man and machine, firing the senses and heightening the driving experience. The four modes: Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track each has its own distinct pleasures, from flying under the radar to screaming through a circuit.
Think of it as throttle response deluxe. 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. The Acura low, wide Jewel Eye® headlight styling is striking with six-beam LED headlights. 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.
NSX takes aerodynamics to new levels of artistic integration, applying visual allure to the results of thousands of hours of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel analyses. 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 features a multi-material body construction that enables unparalleled dynamic and static rigidity and includes the use of incredibly strong yet lightweight carbon fiber. Every line of the car’s sculpted body has been deliberately honed to serve a purpose, including its 10 functional intakes, which offer both air cooling and aerodynamic performance.
The ability to tame wind isn’t a myth – aerodynamics is proof of that. The NSX supercar takes it 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.
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. Today, 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.
ELS Studio® Premium Audio 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. 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.
Even the most avid sports car enthusiasts occasionally want to hear something other than their engine. In the NSX, drivers will find three USB ports—one in the center console and two in the glovebox—that have been set up to receive and play your favorite music files. Drivers who would rather integrate their smartphones have the option of using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Like all vehicles, the high-performing Acura NSX is vulnerable to damages accrued while parking in close quarters! To help your NSX stay racetrack-ready, Acura’s engineers have given it a multi-angle rearview camera complete with automatic guidelines.
Restricted visibility is fairly common in other sports cars, but the same can’t be said for the NSX. Acura has equipped the NSX with corner and backup sensors that will help you stay aware of your surroundings.
Tire pressure can undergo significant fluctuations during high-stress driving scenarios, and top performance is impossible to achieve without proper care. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System in the NSX makes it easy to stay on top of potential problems and tire repairs.
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.
The Acura NSX sits very low to the ground, but you’ll be glad you have Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control when you’re taking sharp turns at high speeds. These features are the perfect complement to the NSX’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.
Stopping on demand is a beautiful thing. NSX super sports brakes are powerful, linear, predictable and virtually fade-free. High-performance Brembo® hydraulic brakes and hybrid regenerative braking are seamlessly integrated to confidently deliver authentic, high-fidelity response anywhere, anytime.