2012 Acura NSX Concept has finally arrived! Expect the production variant to hit the streets of 2015 or 2016.
Just like the original and glorious Acura NSX
, the new NSX places its engine in the middle of its chassis to achieve optimal weight distribution (and allow you to hear the beautiful engine whine). Again just like the original, Honda engineers view the car as a skunk works vehicle, to showcase their Engineering prowess and their latest and greatest technology advancements.
The NSX will utilize an iteration of their new hybrid Super Handling-AWD (termed SH-AWD) system. The V-6, which most likely should be a 3.5L or 3.7L, will drive the rear wheels by means of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Unlike the current SH-AWD system, which would send power to the front wheels by way of a driveshaft and a mechanical differential, the NSX's front wheels will instead be powered by a pair of electric motors. As each motor is assigned to a wheel, the system has the ability to accelerate the outer wheel in a corner, creating a yaw moment that improves the car's ability to turn in and rotate. Running these estimated numbers of performance should net the car in the 400hp range.