Shocker: The 2016 Acura NSX Release Has Been Delayed
The first-generation Acura NSX ceased production ten years ago. After years of rumors and reports, a second-gen concept debuted in 2012. Then performance enthusiasts were teased with concept variants for three years, before the production version of the 2016 Acura NSX finally debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show.
After such a long wait, what’s another few months?
Acura has confirmed that deliveries of the all-wheel-drive NSX have been delayed, and are now scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. The luxury supercar was originally supposed to be delivered at the end of this year.
The car is in production, though, albeit in limited quantities. The production version of the NSX was recently shown off in three different exterior colors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.
Acura’s decision to switch from a transverse-mounted and naturally aspirated V6 to a longitudinally mounted and twin-turbocharged V6 half-way through development is apparently the reason for the delay. The engine change pushed back validation testing for the NSX, slowing down the process.
Though the vehicle’s three electric motors and 3.5-liter twin-turbo are said to produce “at least” 550 horsepower, Acura has yet to reveal specific powertrain details. Pricing figures are also unknown, though the car is anticipated to start somewhere around $150,000.
Which gets better mileage: Driving with the windows down vs. driving with the AC on?
Until the 2016 Acura NSX finally hits dealerships, you can always try to buy Mrs. Donald Trump #2’s old 1991 NSX.
News Source: Automotive News