2017 Acura NSX Overview
The 2017 Acura NSX is a mid-engine supercar with a starting MSRP of $156,000. The debut of a second-generation NSX has been teased ever since a prototype model appeared at the Detroit Auto Show four years ago. Since then it has undergone numerous design changes and multiple delays, but the wait is finally over. Equipped with four engines and loads of industry first technology, the 2017 NSX will compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Dodge Viper ACR, and the Audi R8.
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What’s New for the 2017 Acura NSX?
This is the first time Acura has produced the NSX since the first-generation version was discontinued in 2005. One of the many innovative features of the new NSX is its Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), which ensures the new NSX can handle and brake as well as it accelerates. The new NSX features a curb weight of approximately 3,800 pounds. Weight was shaved off the vehicle due to it being built with an aluminum-steel space frame with a carbon fiber floor. Furthermore, the body panels are made out of multiple materials including aluminum. Other advanced technologies featured on the 2017 NSX include a next-generation electro-mechanical super sports braking system, mechanical limited-slip differential, and an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS).
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2017 Acura NSX Exterior
The exterior appearance of the 2017 Acura NSX can be described as elegant, sporty, and sleek. The NSX’s designers used a “total airflow management” approach to make the new NSX as aerodynamic as possible. Engineers were careful to design the front grille and side air intakes so they can properly cool the four engines, transmission, and power distribution unit (PDU). The new NSX comes standard with LED lighting, but it is also available with an Exterior Sport package and Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport package. The former package adds a black front spoiler, chrome exhaust finisher, and black side sills, while the latter package adds carbon fiber side sills, front spoiler, and rear diffuser.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Acura NSX
- Acoustic windshield, Acoustic glass rear cabin window, LED brake lights, Capless fuel filler, Variable intermittent wipers, Remote keyless Smart Entry system, Power-heated side mirrors with reverse auto tilt-down and integrated LED turn indicators, Acura Jewel Eye LED headlamps with Auto-On/Off, Flush-mounted automatic power pop-out door handles
2017 Acura NSX Performance
The 2017 Acura NSX is powered by a combination of four engines. Those engines are paired with an all-new nine-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). The main motor is a twin-turbocharged mid-mounted V6, which is complimented by a Direct Drive Motor that supplies instant torque response. The NSX also utilizes two electric motors that drive the front wheels. Those four motors combine to produce a total of 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. Acura has yet to officially announce a 0 to 60 time for the 2017 NSX, but KBB.com speculated the NSX could travel from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. In addition, the new NSX boasts a top speed of 191 mph.
2017 Acura NSX Efficiency
Even with its three electric motors, nobody expected the 2017 Acura NSX to provide the same type of fuel economy as the new Toyota Prius. However, the NSX still features efficiency comparable to its Porsche 911 Turbo rival. The EPA-ratings for the new NSX came in at 20 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. In addition, the next-generation Acura NSX comes with a 15.6 gallon fuel tank.
2017 Acura NSX Interior
Inside the 2017 Acura NSX, you’ll find a flat-bottom steering wheel, padded sports seats, and a low dashboard that provides the NSX with good outward visibility. Acura used a number of test drivers with varying amounts of driving experience to provide engineers with feedback, so they could place controls in the most convenient and logical positions. The NSX also features a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display that’s located in the center console. Furthermore, there are four selectable driving modes for the NSX, which are Quiet, Sport, Sport+, and Track. Quiet mode prioritizes electric-only power at low speeds, while Track mode provides the NSX with its most aggressive settings.
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Interior available on the 2017 Acura NSX
- Perforated leather and Alcantara-trimmed seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, Push Button Start, Active Sound Control, Power windows with auto-up/down, Power door locks, Cruise control, Tilt and telescoping steering column, Multi-functional center console storage, 12-volt power outlet, Power remote fuel filler door release, Rear engine compartment window defroster, Cargo area light, 2 cup holders, Leather-trimmed instrument and door panels, LED interior ambient lighting, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Frameless automatic-dimming rearview mirror, Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, HomeLink Remote System, Dynamic TFT gauge cluster, 7-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touchscreen, 8-speaker audio system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth audio streaming, MP3/auxiliary input jack, 2 USB ports, AcuraLink Next Generation infotainment, SMS Text Message function, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, HD Radio, Satellite navigation system with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
2017 Acura NSX Safety
At the time of this writing, the 2017 Acura NSX hybrid sports car has yet to undergo crash testing for either the IIHS or the federal government. The new NSX comes standard with Brembo six-piston front and rear fixed monobloc calibers with standard steel rotors, but optional Brembo carbon-ceramic rotors are optional; however, those rotors cost an additional $9,900.
Standard Safety Features
- Single-stage driver, dual-stage passenger, multiple-threshold front airbags
- Front side airbags
- One-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
- 3-point seat belts with automatic tensioning system
- Upper tether for child seat on passenger side
- Driver’s and passenger’s seat belt reminder
- Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
- Tire pressure monitoring system with location and pressure indicators
- Brake assist
- LED daytime running lights