“After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar—the Acura NSX—to the world,” Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development said. “We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.”
What will be shown is the clearest picture to date of the car that will prowl the streets and hopefully gave people, particularly enthusiasts a reason to care about the Acura brand. Although the NSX seems to be directly targeted at the 458 Italia and cars with similar performance it takes a page out of the hyper car book by utilizing a hybrid power train. A preview of the car and how the three motor twin-turbo unit will sound can be enjoyed thanks to a video released by Acura on their YouTube channel – and boy does it sound good:
“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,” Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager said. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”
Thanks to the internet, anybody with a web connection will be able to watch the Acura NSX press conference at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12 at 11:50 a.m. ET. Watch the press conference live at youtube.com/Acura.
Excited? Yes, particularly for what this means for Acura. When they killed the Integra, the RSX and the NSX there was much of a reason to care about Acura. For the past two years the only thing that kept me even slightly interested has been following the news about the Acura NSX. So, I can’t say it’s going to be good, but I do remember what they are capable of and have high hopes for this car as a result.