Acura’s future is all about RWD?
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, 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.