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Popular Science Names Acura NSX “Best of What’s New”

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2017 Acura NSX

The Acura NSX is (still!) not available in dealerships, but when the supercar does eventually launch in the spring, it will carry with it an impressive pedigree, including a 2015 “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine.

“The Acura NSX challenges conventional notions of supercar performance, and it’s great to see our advanced Acura performance technologies receive this kind of recognition,” said Acura VP and general manager Jon Ikeda. “With its three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain, the NSX is propelling Acura performance in an amazing new direction and we can’t wait to share the results with our customers.”

The Acura NSX’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive powertrain is the first of its kind in the supercar realm. The vehicle’s three electric motors enhance acceleration, cornering, and braking in a variety of ways, including “direct yaw control,” which provides for the continuous distribution of electric motor torque.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Cliff Ransom. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees—are each a revolution in their respective fields.”

The Popular Science “Best of What’s New” awards are entering their 28th year, and recognize the top technological achievements in 12 categories: Automotive, Aviation, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green, Entertainment, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation. A complete list of winners can be found in the December issue of Popular Science, which is on newsstands now.