Acura Re-Enters the High-Performance Marketplace with the 2017 Acura NSX
After a break from the world of high-performance cars, Acura is back in a big way. The 2017 Acura NSX has arrived in Chicago and sports a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, and a long list of performance features that put it at the top of its game.
The History of the NSX
The original NSX greeted the world more than 25 years ago, but it forever changed the idea of the sports car by fusing high performance and exotic styling under a new banner of precision engineering. It birthed the Acura mantra of “Precision Crafted Performance,” something the automaker believes in to this day. The original NSX took bold new leaps, using a lightweight all-aluminum body, a mid-mounted transverse V6 powertrain, and a wide range of features that challenged traditional conventions of auto design.
The result was a vehicle that exemplified the high standards of quality, durability, and day-to-day dependability drivers need without compromising an inch on performance—a rarity in even modern sports cars.
Acura’s New Supercar
There’s no way to build a new NSX without acknowledging what came before it, and the 2017 Acura NSX respects those original, foundational concepts. Precision Crafted Performance is encoded into the DNA of the vehicle, giving the world a next-generation expression of the sports car that changed the world a quarter-century ago.
The innovations of the NSX are many, but if we had to break it down to the highlights, here’s what you need to know:
- Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: A hybrid supercar might sound strange, especially one with all-wheel drive, but the NSX is special. Its hybrid design incorporates motors on the rear wheels for improved traction and cornering as well as a third electric motor for faster response to your gear throws.
- Engine Specs: The twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 powering the NSX is hand-assembled and delivers a whopping 500 hp—factor in the trio of electric motors and you have a combined system power of 573 hp.
- Revolutionary Frame: A multi-material space frame incorporates advanced joining technologies and a multitude of material components to deliver a simultaneous local and global body rigidity while remaining light and bringing Acura’s world-class crash performance to the table.
See the NSX in Action
It’s one thing to call a vehicle a supercar, it’s another for the vehicle to actually be a supercar. See what the 2017 Acura NSX has to offer you with a test drive at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you—we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.