Acura NSX to be built in US - revealed in Detroit [videos]
Honda has unveiled the much anticipated NSX Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today.
Looking almost identical to Tony Stark's Acura on the film set of The Avengers, Honda of America spokesman Gary Robinson said the vehicle was a, "one-off, fictional car that was made just for the movie and will not be produced."
Regardless, the new NSX concept is a hearty preview of a very real production vehicle which Honda says will launch in the next three years. Remarkably, the NSX will be developed by Honda R&D Americas and manufactured in Ohio for export around the world!
Just like the original NSX from the early 1990s, the next-generation supercar will have a mid-mounted V6 engine, make use of lightweight materials and include Honda's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system.
Honda didn't mention any performance specs but previous reports have stated the NSX will output 400 bhp (406 PS / 298 kW) and the two electric motors will be placed in-wheel. 0-100 km/h will arrive in less than five seconds.
The hybrid drive unit will have a next-generation VTEC V6 engine with direct-injection and 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit as Honda refers to it. Transmission will be a dual clutch unit with a built-in electric motor to create the kind of acceleration numbers that are in supercar league but while offering excellent economy.
Speaking at the Detroit Motor Show, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd, who led the development of Honda's first NSX supercar, explained the values of the new NSX, "Like the first NSX, we will again express high performance through engineering efficiency. In this new era, even as we focus on the fun to drive spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities."