Acura’s highly-anticipated NSX supercar has just been unwrapped ahead of its global debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month. And the production version of the said vehicle is expected to hit US showrooms later next year.
In a statement made by Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura Division, the updated version of NSX is aimed at delivering a new sports experience to users, staying true to its supercar concept. He also expects that the vehicle will help in bringing new life to the brand.
Development of the next generation NSX is spearheaded by an American R&D team in Raymond, Ohio and its design is from Acura’s styling studio in Torrance, California. Exclusive production will then be made at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, using a combination of domestic and internationally sourced components.
Based from the teasers released by Acura, the new NSX closely resembles the concept model that the luxury automaker revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Aside from such information, there are no further details regarding the supercar, though Acura earlier revealed that it will be equipped with an advanced hybrid drivetrain that combines a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with three electric motors and a dual clutch transmission. Such drivetrain, which Acura prefers to call Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), was first added to the 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid sedan.
The global debut of the new NSX is scheduled on January 12 at 11:50 am. The said unveiling can be viewed live at Acura’s YouTube page.
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