there are concepts that managed to get the green and rolls off the production lines and then there are concepts that, well, remain being concepts, and it looks like the Acura NSX Concept that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show is going to be one of the latter. not that we have the money to put down on this supposed $100k plus luxury supercar but you know, it is always thrilling to see a new exotic car entering the market. anyway, the concept was first introduced in last years’s NAIAS but this year’s update is said to be a “first-ever look at one potential direction for the next-generation Acura NSX interior design” which encompass excellent visibility, an exotic driving position, and a clutter-free interior with what Acura dubbed as “Simple Sports Interface”. when hear the words “one potential direction”, you knew there’s going to be more adjustment and refinement before it is going to get the nods from the top brass – which also suggest more of NSX concept to come before it sees the light of the production. as for the drivetrain, it would – at least for now – remain as what was revealed last year, a mid-mounted, direct-injected V6 motor coupled with Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system. the SH-AWD is a unique system that utilizes three electric motors, of which one is integrated with the V6 petrol unit much like a typical hybrid and drives the rear wheels while the two remaining motors power the front wheels, thereby completing its unique AWD setup. mated this setup is an all-new dual-clutch transmission and of course, in between, great technologies are being poured in to achieve what Acura proclaims as “a new level of driving performance unparalleled by current AWD systems.” though, for that statement to be worthy of its claim, the Acura NSX has to being a concept. as we all know. time and tide waits for no man, and someone else might have better ideas and put them on the road.
Acura via Cool Material