(Mirror Daily, United Stated) – It’s been a while since Acura last introduced us to one of their NSX models. Fortunately, the Japanese auto maker has recently disclosed their latest model and its impressive abilities. Take a first look at Acura’s 2017 NSX two-seat flagship prototype.
Acura’s first NSX model was first presented in 1990. Before we move on to the modern prototype that the company will launch in 2017, let us first look back at its predecessors, so we can draw a line and say how the Japanese auto maker’s technology has changed in the past years.
While not a powerful and attractive as renowned sport cars from Lamborghini and Ferrari, Acura’s NSX sport model was a good alternative for the $50,000 price. The Japanese producer, however, decided to cease production, so we haven’t heard much of the NSX model in the past 15 years.
In 2015, Acura announced the re-launching of their sport model. The 300-horsepower and mid-engine vehicle managed to draw drivers’ attention, but there was still room for more. This is at least what the producer seems to have said to himself when he decided to create the 2017 model.
The 500-horsepower beast seems to be an impressive competitor for Audi R8 V10, Porsche 911 Turbo and other such flagships in its category range. Much like Audi’s car, Acura’s 2017 NSX flagship, too, has been estimated at a starting price of $150,000.
The design of the sport car didn’t take us aback. Sure, the car looks ferocious enough for a sport car, but it is, nonetheless, heavy – a major setback for drivers, who are planning to use all the 573 horsepower that the car possesses. The heavy materials can make the car a little bit too sluggish, especially on the start.
Yet, Acura’s 2017 NSX flagship is comfortable enough and efficient, as well, so you don’t have to worry about gas or power waste. The Japanese auto maker has provided its latest model with an intelligent power unit that carefully adjusts engine functions for the best power-gas consumption ratio. The 9-speed DCT also contributes to the car’s efficiency.
Drivers have the ability to switch between the twin motor units and choose the one that is more appropriate for their needs. The 3.5-liter V6 engine works hand in hand with the twin electric motor to deliver high power at incredibly low consumption rates. For a sport model, at least.
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