Acura presented a slew of engineering details related to the soon-to-launch 2016 NSX.
The Acura NSX performance specs were explained during the dinner at the SAE International World Congress in Detroit…
…where morsels regarding the new Acura supercar were likely gobbled up quicker than the main course.
Among the highlights:
The NSX includes high-strength steel and aluminum and this will mark the Acura’s first use of a multimaterial space frame.
This means that the NSX will hit its weight targets, while maintaining rigidity.
This is enabled by the use of a so-called “ablation” technology, that allows the ultra-rigid castings to be used within the car’s crush zones.
The NSX will come with a twin-turbo V6 engine as expected, and Acura confirmed that it will have 3.5 liters displace.
The unit will be mounted amidships and team with hybrid components that are going to have the task to increase the efficiency and performance.
The most advanced evolution of Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system is also included in the supercar…
…and it’s capable of distributing more torque than any other setup the brand has used.
For cooling the powertrain:
The NSX has 10 air-cooled heat exchangers, and the V6 alone will have three radiators.
Also the NSX comes with twin intercoolers in the side air intakes that further cool the system.
The next generation of the NSX was introduced in January during the Detroit Auto Show, and production launches this fall in Ohio.