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.
Acura will unveil the 2009 TL this fall. After the car’s first official image, a very lucky guy caught it on the streets. Happily he posted the images on Flickr, so we can also enjoy them.
The 2009 TL will be offered in two distinct versions, icluding the first ever application of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive on TL. Under the hood there will be the most powerful Acura engine ever, probably same 3,7 liter engine used in the RL that develops 300 hp.
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.
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.).
The redesigned 2009 Acura TSX, a midsize luxury car, wins the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK award. Winners afford superior overall crash protection among the vehicles in their classes. To qualify, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in the Institute’s front, side, and rear tests and be equipped with electronic stability control. The new TSX improved in the side test from acceptable to good and in the rear test from poor to good, compared with the previous model.
"Criteria to win are tough because TOP SAFETY PICK is intended to drive continued improvements such as top crash test ratings and rapid addition of electronic stability control, which is standard equipment on the TSX," says Institute president Adrian Lund. "Recognizing vehicles at the head of the class for safety helps consumers distinguish the best overall choices without having to sort through multiple test results."
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 the Advanced 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.
Acura announced that the 2009 RDX will be available in two versions: the generously appointed RDX and the fully-featured RDX with Technology Package. MSRP pricing for the RDX is $33,695 and the RDX with Technology Package is $36,995. Pricing for the 2009 model represents a modest 1.08 percent sales weighted average price increase. Destination and Handling fee is $760 and is not included in MSRP.
For 2009, the RDX now comes standard with a 4-way adjustable power-activated passenger front seat along with four new exterior colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Grigio Metallic and Palladium Metallic. In addition, the available Technology Package includes expanded AcuraLink® Real-time traffic coverage.
"The RDX is loaded with consumer relevant technology and added features for 2009," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "With strong performance from the turbocharged engine and excellent traction from SH-AWD™, the 2009 RDX provides the perfect ratio of sport and utility."