2017 Acura NSX: All-new tech revs up ‘supercar’
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Respecting the foundational concepts of the original NSX, the 2017 Acura NSX melds timeless sports-car values with next-generation technologies.
Foremost among its many innovations is Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, a first-of-its-kind technology in the supercar realm.
Marrying this cutting-edge and electrified expression of Acura Super Handling performance with new approaches to vehicle design — including advanced body construction, component packaging and aerodynamic optimization — results in a supercar that faithfully translates the acceleration, steering and braking inputs of the driver with incredible fidelity and instantaneous response.
The Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit consists of an all-new twin-turbocharged mid-mounted V-6 engine (573 horsepower, 476 pound-feet of torque) paired with an all-new nine-speed dual clutch transmission and Direct Drive Motor that supplements the engine with instant torque response and also operates as a generator, maintaining the state of charge of the hybrid batteries.
An electromechanical super sports braking system combines the effectiveness of a high-performance mechanical braking system with a seamlessly integrated regenerative braking system. This next-generation “super sports brake” concept delivers class-leading braking performance while recovering what would otherwise be wasted energy to help keep the hybrid battery charged.