Two years after its re-launch, we are pretty sure that the 2018 Acura NSX will continue with the pretty much same characteristics. After many years of waiting, we finally saw our favorite mid-engine hero.
The original model came in early 90’s and it instantly became one of the most-beloved supercars on the market. It came with such amazing performances that outclassed legends from Ferrari and Porsche with ease. The greatest confirmation of its amazing design was its long life. It was in production for full 15 years, until 2015. We had to wait a full decade to see the second generation.
At this moment, it looks like the new model will hardly catch the glory of the original, but no one can deny that this is such an amazing supercar, which brought to us plenty of design solutions that will be the future of the sports cars industry.
2018 Acura NSX redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Acura NSX will come without bigger changes. This model comes with some many advanced technologies and design solutions. It is definitely one of the most-advanced supercars in the world. Just like the original, it comes with a recognizable mid-engine V6 layout. That is probably the only thing in common. It all other aspects, this car comes with the most advanced technologies in car industry nowadays. A huge majority of its body is made of aluminum and composite materials. There is also an optional carbon fiber roof. Results in terms of weight reduction are amazing, so it isn’t wondering that this car features superior acceleration and handling. Its styling is also unmistakable.
The amazingly attractive exterior is followed but the amazing interior design. Inside the 2018 NSX, you will find premium-quality materials and a dashboard from another world, full of latest high technologies.
2018 Acura NSX interior features
The 2018 Acura NSX will come with a full load of standard equipment. The base model comes with complete leather upholstery. There are leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, door panels etc. Heated and ventilated seats are also standard features. Things like a multi-angle rearview camera, brake assist, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and 8-speaker sound system are also standard.
In terms of hi-tech features, there is a 7-inch touchscreen, which comes with the latest infotainment system, smartphone integration, Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging, USB ports, Pandora, HD Radio, Siri Eyes Free etc. Features like larger 8-inch touchscreen, corner and backup sensors, cloud-based navigation, voice recognition, real-time traffic, advanced smartphone integration capabilities, remote services, scheduled maintenance reminders, diagnostic updates, and emergency assistance services, are also available.
2018 Acura NSX powertrain
The 2018 Acura NSX is the first hybrid supercar on the market. It features a combination of three electric motors and a gasoline V6 engine. It comes in a pair with a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with manual mode.
When it comes to the gasoline unit, it is a 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 500 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to electric motors, there are two front motors, which are both good for 36 horses and 54 pound-feet of torque.
The third one is a middle motor and it is good for 47 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. So, the total output of the whole system is 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 NSX will be able to go from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds, while a top speed is over 190 mph.
2018 Acura NSX release date and price
The 2018 Acura NSX will come somewhere late in the year. The base model will go around 156.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, Audi R8 is usually seen as its main competitor. However, there are many other sports cars around. Some of them are Porsche 911, Chevy Corvette, Nissan GT-R, McLaren 570S and many others.