The next generation Acura NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015. Powered by a three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit, we expect electric motor(s) to power the front wheels and another electric motor with a twin-turbo V6 (mounted mid-ship) to power the rears via a seven-speed, dual-cutch transmission.
Back in 2012, President and CEO Takanobu Ito (a former Acura engineer) announced that development of a next-generation NSX would launch in three years.
“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergised brand.”
Over the past three years, several prototypes have graced auto shows, marketing bits (remember Jerry vs Leno?) and even movies with a guest appearance on a superhero flick. Honda/Acura is not rushing anything, making sure the product is competitive right out of the box. One way of looking at the next Acura NSX is thinking of it as a McLaren P1 for the masses.
“After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar — the Acura NSX — to the world,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development. “We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.”
According to Honda/Acura – “The next Acura NSX is being developed by a global team of engineers led by the company’s North American R&D operations in Raymond, Ohio, with design led by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, CA.”
A new plant in Marysville, Ohio, known as the Performance Manufacturing Center will exclusively produce the next generation Acura NSX.