Acura could build non-hybrid NSX

2012 Acura NSX Concept High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 451594

The NSX Concept unveiled by Acura at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show is powered by a VTEC 3.5-liter V6 with direct-injection combined with a built-in electric motor. The production version will be offered with exactly the same powertrain, but other versions may be coming out of the woodwork. In an interview with Autoguide, an individual involved in Honda’s motorsports efforts announced that Acura is also taking an NSX supercar under consideration and this version could be powered by a conventional gasoline engine. Before you get too excited, know that this model may only be built for racing competitions.

The same Acura insider announced that the company is aiming for a possible competition in North America, highlighting the Grand Am series as one option. However, if the company wants to race in this competition, they will have to come equipped with a gasoline engine because hybrids are not allowed to race in the series.

Acura PR manager Gary Robinson said: "we do intend to race the new NSX… it is much too early to discuss where or what the specifications might be." Robinson did, however, rather decisively shoot down the rumor, commenting that, "You can expect that any plans we make will be consistent with the concept and purpose of the car."


Source: AutoGuide

What do you think?


  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

They are making their own car compete each other in the market. The question is: what model will have a good sales?

  (1333) posted on 08.30.2012

I’m pretty sure Lamborghini manufacturer is aware that there’s still something to be changed with this vehicle.

  (1333) posted on 08.30.2012

Non-hybrid NXS will surely generate more power than the hybrid one. It could be one good car by Acura.

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

If this is the case, then it’s a good move since people are not so fond of using hybrid cars. Good idea.

  (807) posted on 08.15.2012

I am sure this car is built for speed. The first time I look at it, the first thing that came up in my mind is great speed.

  (647) posted on 08.14.2012

You can experience great thrill with this kind of car. Acura is known for building great cars with amazing speed. You will enjoy driving this car.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

Style that could cut the force of the wind. The looks indicates that the speed will bring you the thrill with this car model.

  (831) posted on 08.2.2012

I find it unique, but im not impressed by it.

  (347) posted on 08.1.2012

I wonder if anyone has advised Acura to do this, since Acura has never been one to append components in style.

  (296) posted on 07.29.2012

If you are a wobbly person, you would surely spit out your lungs and liver with this car model. Though the specs has not been specified, Its looks stating that this car only suits for racing bad guys.

Car Finder: