Acura NSX

Acura NSX

  Like most Acura models the NSX was also sold as a Honda NSX outside of the U.S. and gets its name from being the automaker’s New Sportscar eXperimental prototype. When it was introduced in 1990, the Acura NSX was the first car to feature an all aluminum chassis and introduced the U.S. to VTEC with its high revving 270 HP 3.0 Liter V6 engine before increasing displacement to 3.2 Liters for an additional 20 HP gain. In 2002 the NSX received a facelift and despite the new appearance, much of the NSX remained the same underneath until the vehicle was discontinued in 2005. Despite the modest power and somewhat dated technology, due to the NSX’s low coefficient of drag and lightweight construction, the Japanese sports car was able to compete with some of the most exotic Italian super cars of its day.

Honda announced the company want a 10 cylinders engine for its future NSX : "This sort of discussion was made between the American Honda people and r&d people, and some people were questioning whether it’s really necessary to have a V-10," Kondo says. "But sports is a special category. We said if we’re going to do it, we’re going to go to the extreme," says Executive Vice President Koichi Kondo.

But better performance also means higher prices: the NSX will cost more than the Gt-R that is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6.

The company hopes to sell 1,000 units a year of the NSX in the United States, where Honda plans to launch the sports car first, sometime in 2011.

The Acura NSX is two years away from its official launch, but we can already imagine how it look like, and more than that what engine will get and what price will have.

Inside Line reports the car will have a price somewhere around $160,000, right on top of its rivals: Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Maserati Gran Turismo and Jaguar XKR.

The NSX will get a 5.5-liter V10 generating upwards of 600 horsepower and 433 pound-feet of torque. At low speed the V10 deactivates five cylinders to save fuel and lower emissions. The V10 is bolted to a quick-shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels, while a revised version of Honda’s Super Handling AWD system generates the car’s prodigious grip levels, enabling such a quick ’Ring lap time.

Source: Inside Line

Acura is getting ready to launch its new NSX . It will be revealed in 2010 and will compete with he Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Maserati GranTurismo and Jaguar XKR.

It will be powered by a 5.5-litre V10 engine that will deliver 600bhp and around 600Nm of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed twin-clutch gearbox.

The NSX will have a weight of around 1,500kg – that’s over 250kg less than the recently launched Nissan GT-R .

Source: AutoExpress

7Tune brings new details about the 2010 NSX . According to the Japanese Magazine the 5.5L V10 engine will use VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) which is a direct result of increasing oil prices. This system shut down one bank of cylinders in constant speed driving situations which will reduce its capacity to 2.75 liters.

Torque has been confirmed at 60.0kg/m and a massive output of 600ps through all four wheel is expected to be produced.

A big news is that the 5.5L V10 engine may make an appearance in a special Acura RL model. This could be a 4-door NSX version, but we will need to wait and see.

The Acura NSX will follow its predecessor and have different sized wheels and tires, with Bridgestone RE070R 255/30R19 up front and 295/35R20 at the rear.

Top speed will be around 186 mph.

Source: 7Tune

If the future Acura NSX will actually look like this, Nissan and Lexus will be in lot of trouble! The V10 supercar looks more aggressive and sportier than the GT-R , and from we could see in the spy shots it looks even better than the future LF-A . I think I’ve just found my dream car!

The car doesn’t have a name yet; what we know is that it will be powered by a 550bhp 5.5-litre V10 with cylinder deactivation technology. That means it will shut down five cylinders when engine load is light, thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The engine will be mated by an eight-speed auto gearbox with paddleshifters is on the cards, while hi-tech four-wheel drive will provide the best possible traction.

It will be built on a modified version of the US Acura RL saloon platform and its body will be a mix between aluminium and steel to reduce weight.

The car will go on sale in 2010/2011 at a price (for UK) of £90,000 (est.).

Source: AutoExpress

According to the latest spy shots, the future Aucra NSX will have a Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 37 seconds. If we consider that the Nissan GT-R has a lap time of 7:29 we can imagine that the NSX will be a real competition on the sports car market.

The latest record was achieved by the Pagani Zonda with a lap time of 7:27 (only 10 seconds faster than the NSX).

The 2011 NSX will be powered by a V10 engine that will deliver 500 hp and will have an average consumption of 10 liter per 100 km. The final design will probably be inspired by theAdvanced Sports Car Concept unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show.

Honda is pretty busy with the development of the successor of the legendary NSX. After a period of silence, Honda sends new prototypes for testings, and this latest spy shots were taken in Germany.

The previous prototypes were a S2000 resembling "mule", but this latest one looks more compactly and more muscular. As you know, the future NSX will be badged as an Acura. Initially it was supposed to be called like this in America, but Acura will also go in the Japanese market starting 2010.

The "NSX" is still a code name, as the official name has not been released yet.

The 2011 NSX will be powered by a V10 engine that will deliver 500 hp and will have an average consumption of 10 liter per 100 km.

The final design will probably be inspired by theAdvanced Sports Car Concept unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show.

The NSX will compete with models like Lexus LF-A and Nissan GT-R .

Source: Autoweek.nl

The future NSX that will be unveiled next year at the Tokyo Auto Salon is just the beginning of Acura’s future RWD line-up. After the NSX supercar will go into production in autumn 2010, Acura will start working on a new range of rear-wheel-drive Acura sports sedans.

Honda has decided to switch to rear-wheel drive for its large sedans and develop a range of more powerful engines. Honda has aspirations to compete with Lexus Lexus , Infiniti Infiniti and BMW in Europe, and Acura is the obvious platform from which to launch that assault. The first new saloon will be a BMW 7-series rival, scheduled for launch in 2015.

As about the NSX, Autocar reports it will indeed be powered by a 4.5-litre V10 engine, delivering around 550bhp and offering racecar-like acoustics. It will also have Chevrolet Corvette overtones, loosing the design of the NSX concept model that has been unveiled at the 2007 Detroit show.

Acura is also working on a S2000 -based sports car, which would replace the aging Honda two-seater and will compete with the Mercedes SLK .

Source: Autocar

Honda is testing for a long time now the NSX supercar; and even if it won’t be unveiled until 2010, Best Magazine gave us a pretty good idea of how the supercar will look like.

The NSX will be sold under the Acura badge, and will be powered by a 4.5 liter V10 engine that will deliver 550 hp. The AWD super will make the Nürburgring in just 7minutes and 30 seconds: better than the Porsche Carrera GT. The Japanese magazine expects the car to be priced between 12,500,000 and 15,000,000 yen (that’s $125.000-$150.000).

You can read more about our preview of the 2010 Acura NSX in here.

Source: Best Car

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