25 years ago, the Acura NSX changed world. After the longest wait in automotive history there is a new NSX and guess what? It wants to change the world again. How? Well in a few ways.
The story for this car is that it sent Ferrari back to school to learn how to make a supercar that worked. It looks the car is perfect, right? Well, the only thing that this car lacks is that it is so slow. Now you may wonder, why on Earth someone would buy a supercar that is so slow? Well, that’s a good question.
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It was in production for 15 years and even after that, the company has been announcing a replacement for another seven years. It’s here and the guy in the 143th episode of Ignition drives it.
The car initially had three electric motors; an electric motor in the back placed between the engine and the 9-speed dual clutch and then there are two motors up at front that can power the front wheels. This means that the car has a transverse naturally aspirated V6. The thing is that you can’t cool the turbos on a transversally mounted V6. So they made few changes and now the engine is mounted longitudinal.
The car is a twin turbo V6 that makes 500 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque.
When assisted by the three electric motors, the total system output is 537 hp. It does 0-60 in 3 seconds. Sure, that’s fast. What’s interesting here is the torque vectoring. Acura uses a real one and that means the NSX’s front wheels can be controlled individually; one can push forward while the other pushes back.
Check out the video below for more details and see whether the 2017 Acura NSX the slowest supercar ever.