2017 Acura NSX Named Road & Track 2017 Performance Car of the Year

November 1st, 2016 by

2017 Acura NSXThe 2017 Acura NSX is a car for the Chicago car lover. It’s created with intelligent engineering for an unrivaled driving experience that seamlessly combines the driver with the engine. The result is a levelheaded strength, a composed performance, and a self-possessed driver who experiences total union with a graceful machine. That’s why it’s not surprising that it was recently named Road & Track’s 2017 Performance Car of the Year.

The Road & Track Competition

The Road & Track competition considered eight other sport cars in addition to the Acura NSX: the Audi R8 V10 Plus, the BMW M4 GTS, the Corvette Grand Sport, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, the Lotus Evora 400, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, the Nissan GT-R NISMO, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S. To be considered for the competition, cars needed to be brand new or had to have undergone significant changes for the model year. The testing process lasts four grueling days as each car is evaluated on emotion, performance, and value.

Under scrutiny are aspects such as acceleration, braking, handling, shift point, sound level, and weight, all of which take into account the weather conditions present during the testing period. Other evaluations involve an examination of the engine, transmission, drivetrain, steering, tires, and brakes to see which sports car came out on top in terms of emotional involvement from the driver, performance, style, and value.

About the NSX

The 2017 Acura NSX made its debut last spring and went on to challenge the tradition of supercars with a hybrid engine and a balance of power. Produced in Ohio, it is the only supercar to be manufactured in America. It also features a three-motor, 573 hp, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain that instantly accelerates with the highest level of control and efficiency.

The Acura NSX model that won the Road & Track Competition featured a number of upgrades, including Valencia Red Pearl Exterior paint with Semi-Aniline Red Leather and Alcantara Power Seats, the Carbon Fiber Exterior and Interior Sport Package, Premium Audio, Signature Y-Spoke Wheels, Carbon Fiber Roof and Rear Decklid Spoiler, Carbon-Ceramic Rotors with Black Brake Calipers, and upgraded tires.

Find Out More

With so many supercars up for the title, it is a proud accomplishment that the 2017 Acura NSX was named Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year in its first year of production. Find out more about this Acura supercar by visiting any Chicagoland Acura Dealer and experiencing its award-winning performance with a thrilling test drive.