We all love the NSX. Well, maybe I love the old generation rather than the newer one. Why? Guess it’s a subjective choice – I, one, I’m rather a petrol-headed girl that loves the old-ways more than the newer ones, but I’m not saying my way is the right way.
My way is a stubborn-kind of way 🙂 I prefer the old smell of gasoline instead of the idea of new hybrids, electrically propelled cars. But this is me, my own kind of nuts 😅
Honda-hot-headed fans know that the newest NSX is kilometers away from the success of the previous generation, at least in the USA.
But hold your horse on, the Nippon constructor is thinking of spicing things up: rumor has it, Honda is going to release a Type-R version for the hybrid NSX coupe. Key numbers? A bit over 50.000$ the NSX base price.
More details in January, during Tokyo AutoSalon. 🙃
In advance of the market launch of the highly anticipated next-generation NSX, the engineers leading the supercar’s development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Additional information about the team’s efforts to achieve a true “New Sports Experience” included details of the NSX’s world’s first body construction process that helped create a multi-material space frame resulting in class-leading body rigidity, the advanced total airflow management system and an update on NSX’s power unit specifications.
Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX, introduced key powertrain, body and dynamic performance engineers who shared new product and technical details in their related areas of the development. The unprecedented sharing of technical details prior to the car’s market introduction reflects the desire of the NSX development team and the company to inspire the imagination of automotive and technology enthusiasts along with the next generation of engineers.
“Our goal is to create something altogether new and exciting, something that advances the concept of a next-generation supercar in the spirit of the original NSX,” said Klaus. “In order to provide NSX-level value, we needed to push ourselves to experiment with, refine and then realize many new technologies.”
Significant technical revelations concerning the NSX included:
The NSX includes Acura’s first use of a revolutionary multi-material space frame design that delivers class-leading body rigidity while remaining lightweight.
World’s first automotive application of new ablation casting1 technology resulting in world-class body rigidity for ultimate handling and control.
World’s first use of a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar, supporting class-leading rigidity and crash performance while providing outstanding outward visibility.
The NSX achieves top-in-class aerodynamics targets without the use of active aerodynamic elements, while its three-motor Sports Hybrid power unit is cooled through 10 heat exchangers all thanks to a total airflow management strategy that maximizes the flow of air around and through the NSX.
Displacement of the NSX’s all-new twin turbo V-6 engine was confirmed to be 3.5 liters.
The NSX will mark the introduction of the most capable and highest torque capacity Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system in Acura’s history.
The latest proprietary logic advances Acura’s two-decades-long pursuit of Super Handling that proactively responds to driver inputs, allowing the NSX to achieve a new level of line trace while at the same time intelligently supporting the driver in changing environments.
Because I think I am not the only one annoyed with the fact that Honda was skipping the launching of the most speculated & waited car of their last 10 years, and I for one have long waited to see it: the Honda NSX will be OFFICIALLY launched during the North American International Auto Show, on Jan. 12, 2015.
“After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar—the Acura NSX—to the world. We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development.
As most of you already know, the mid-engine hybrid sports beast will be excursively built at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, USA. We are waiting for more technical details close to the launching moment of the production version at the Acura press conference during the NAIAS, on Jan. 12 2015. Stay tuned.