Unlike its predecessor, the 2016 Acura NSX is more than just a mid-engined supercar, as it uses a twin-turbo V6 engine, paired with 3 electric motors to achieve a blistering 550-plus-horsepower and mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Acura Vice President Erik Berkman says that it will be priced at around $150,000, and the company will begin taking orders this summer. Continue reading for the 35-minute unveiling event from NAIAS, more live pictures and additional information.
Could extreme lawnmower racing be an official sport? Sure, if Honda and other auto manufacturers crank out vehicles like the "Mean Mower". This high-speed lawnmower officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records today after achieving a speed of 116.57mph (187.6kph). Powering this 'cutting edge' vehicle is a Honda-superbike-sourced 1,000cc engine, giving it a greater power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron and acceleration from 0-60mph in just four seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.
Not just any lawnmower, the Honda Mean Mower is basically a modified version of the company's HF260 Lawn Tractor, and it's capable of going from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 130mph. It develops 96 Nm (70 lb.ft) of torque, 109 hp and has a power-to-weight ratio of 532 bhp/tonne thanks to a weight of only 140 kg (308 lb). Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Here's a first look at a possible interior design for Acura's upcoming NSX. According to Acura's head of design Jon Ikeda, the interior "will be comfortable yet lightweight, and the heavily bolstered seats - which are constructed of a carbon-fiber shell and soft red leather seating surfaces - appear to meet that goal." Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Finally, we get an up-close look at the NSX roadster from Marvel's upcoming "The Avengers" movie, thanks to Edmunds Inside Line. This vehicle is definitely more than meets the eye, as it was styled after the next-generation 2015 NSX, but features the heart of its 1991 predecessor, complete with interior pieces. Click here to view this gallery's first image. Continue reading to see it in-action.
According to TorqueNews, Honda's Acura NSX commercial was "the most attention-grabbing of all of the automotive commercials during the big game; articles related to the Acura NSX during game day were also heavily trafficked on game day." Continue reading for a preview of the 2015 model year car.
Other ads, such as the whimsical and nostalgic Honda CR-V ad Matthew's Day Off mentioned above, and the controversial It's Halftime in America Chrysler commercial with Clint Eastwood, came at audiences from very different angles. While they were good ads, they were not the blockbusters that Acura scored with its spot.
In this just-released Super Bowl commercial, "Jerry Seinfeld is so excited about the new Acura NSX that he will stop at nothing to acquire the very first one." Continue reading to see what he goes through in order to get the very first vehicle off the production line.
Though we wouldn't think the creator and namesake of the hit TV show Seinfeld would need any more money (syndication ftw!), here he is shilling for Acura, obsessed with being first in line for a product that the Japanese automaker isn't expected to begin selling until 2015.
Unlike its predecessor, the new Acura / Honda NSX boasts "two little electric motors at the front of the car, one for each wheel, which means independent drive to each wheel, and the ability to tighten or loosen the car's cornering line for very effective torque vectoring; meanwhile another electric motor is embedded in the gearbox to enhance the V6's power." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the reveal video from the Detroit Auto Show.
It'll be able to reclaim braking energy like any hybrid, so it'll be efficient on fuel. But it'll also have extra performance and supernatural cornering. In fact Ito said they'll very likely make a racing version too. Weight distribution should be good, with the engine and battery pack both mid-mounted. And in line with NSX principles of old (it was the first aluminium sports car), they promise overall weight will be low.
The Honda EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, is now more than just a concept as it's heading for production. Its "easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving." Click here to see more. Continue reading for a video of the EV-STER.
Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.
The futuristic Acura supercar that you'll see in The Avengers just might be Honda's next NSX. This "neo-NSX will reportedly pack the through-the-road all-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain from the 2001 Honda Dual Note concept, encompassing a 3.5 to 3.7-liter V6 driving the rear wheels and an electric hub motor in each of the front wheels." Click here to see the Honda HSV-10 GT, or what the NSX could've been. Continue reading for a video.
Tipped to be priced to take on the Nissan GT-R, the new NSX could be the Honda supercar we've been waiting for. For its part, Honda officials continue to deny that Tony Stark's car is representative of a new NSX, so we'll believe it when we see it.