Used Acura NSX For Sale
In 2007, a new NSX was confirmed to be in the works featuring either a V10 or a V6 significantly altered from the original powerplant. The new 2017 Acura NSX for sale concept produced by Acura in the United States will be available in 2016 with the V6 engine configuration and a price tag of $155,000. Derived from the F-1 used by the company, the new supercar V6 retains the longitudinally mounted mid-engine layout, but adds three additional electric motors for increased hybrid power, acceleration, and fuel economy. Performance numbers have not yet been logged, but Acura spokespeople have stated that it will produce somewhere north of 550 hp. A roadster version of the second generation may be available in the future if anything is to be gleaned from the 2012 SEMA auto show concept.
In 1989, a new type of supercar was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show: the new Acura NSX. Designed and built by Honda and distributed as an Acura in the North American market, the first generation was engineered to compete with the Italian supercars. With production beginning in 1990 and a price starting at $60,000, the sports car was built as a formidable and affordable performance machine until its temporary discontinuation in 2004. Featuring an all-aluminum monocoque and body, the first generation was as much a performance car as it was a feat of engineering. Designed with a cabin-forward, rear engine design, the car took its inspiration from the F-16 fighter jet and other cutting edge examples of technology. With even weight distribution, excellent ergonomics, and visibility, a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, and a top speed of 168-175 mph depending on production year, the car became immediately popular with enthusiasts.
Designed with a 3.0-liter V6 that topped out at an 8,000 rpm redline and generated 270 hp, the car packed performance, reliability, and economy in equal parts. In 2002, another 20 hp was added, a facelift, and a few other minor modifications to suit the new millennium.
This new production model of is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that provides 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, receiving power from an all-new three electric motor Sport Hybrid system. The extra power from the electric hybrid system makes for blistering acceleration and an estimated top speed of 191 mph.
A new nine-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is paired with a direct drive hybrid motor/generator. Power is stored in a lithium-ion battery mounted low in the chassis. This energy is channeled to the front wheels by a Twin Motor Unit (TMU). Powering each front wheel independently, it can induce yaw while cornering to provide incredible lateral grip.
The new Acura is comprised of multiple materials, including aluminum, carbon fiber and ultra-high strength steel. In areas where extra safety is needed, Acura has implemented the high-strength steel, as to make it safer than ever before.
Grounding the new hybrid are ContiSportContact™ high-performance tires, with 245/35Z R19 in the front and 295/30Z R20 in the rear. These tires are fitted to 19×8.5 inch wheels in the front and 20×11 inch wheels in the rear.
“Our commitment was to create an all-new NSX that is true to the heritage of a supercar that delivers a new driving experience, one where every part of the vehicle is respectful of the smartest part of the car, the driver,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura division, in a press release introducing the car. The new NSX is comprised of multiple materials, including aluminum, carbon fiber and ultra-high strength steel. Sharing almost no components with Acura’s other production models, this represents the culmination of countless engineering efforts and years of development. Being the halo car for one of the largest automakers is a tall order to fill. So in order to ensure quality, a dedicated production line at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant is ready to roll.
- PRICE: $156,000
- ENGINE: 3.5-liter turbo V6
- HORSEPOWER: 573 hp
- TORQUE: 476 lb-ft
- 0-62 MPH: 2.7 seconds
- TOP SPEED: 191 mph
- TRANSMISSION: 9-speed dual clutch automatic