The highly anticipated 2016 Acura NSX supercar arrived today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and as expected, the new vehicle looks absolutely amazing. Clearly inspired by the NSX concepts that we’ve seen, the new 2016 Acura NSX is powered by an all-new mid-mounted, 75-degrees, DOHC V6 engine with twin turbochargers bolted to an Acura-developed 9-speed DCT transmission.
In addition, there is a rear direct-drive electric motor located between the engine and transmission, which supports acceleration, braking and transmission shifting performance. Furthermore, the NSX’s front wheels are driven by twin independent high-output electric motors, which provide an instantaneous “zero delay” launch performance and handling response.
Handling is also enhanced by the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) system. Compared with the previous concepts, the production vehicle was lengthened (+3 inches) and widened (+1 inch), in order to accommodate the new longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6 and 9-speed DCT.
The first visual impact with the vehicle shows the aggressive front design with stylish headlights inspired by the original concept, while the signature side intake and floating C-pillar collects air to feed the engine and directs airflow over the rear deck to increase downforce. The rear end also shows stylish taillights inspired by the concept versions.
Inside, we find an instrument cluster that features a dynamic TFT display, a center console that holds the Power button that readies the sport hybrid powertrain as well as the handcrafted leather dash panel.