2016 Honda Acura NSX Release Date, Price, Engine, Interior, Review – The Honda Acura NSX is a supercar vehicle which has been made popular because during its development it received hints and building details from the legendary Ayrton Senna. Sadly the car was discontinued back in 2005 and besides the occasional re-release rumor here and there was not much heard about the car. Until now that is, as it is becoming more than apparent that the car is making its comeback for this model year.
The fist NSX vehicle was produced and released in 1990 and it was one of the most popular supercars of its era. Perhaps it was not the most powerful car back then with the output of 290 horsepower, but it was the fastest which it owed to its low curb weight and also not the mentioned the cues it received from Senna’s input during the design. The car was discontinued as Honda planned to make a successor for the vehicle, but 10 years after the final release of the car we have been given a confirmation at the North American International Auto Show that the car is making a comeback with a concept model.
This is going to be the second generation of the Honda Acura NSX car and it is going to have major difference with its original form or in fact any part of the first generation production. There was a release from Honda where they managed to disclosed the specs of the car and people were immediately stunned as it promises to perform even better than anyone thought it would. In this review you can find out all the specs and stats about the car and see some exclusive pictures released after the show, study it carefully and see what the future of NSX vehicles brings.
2016 Honda Acura NSX exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Honda Acura NSX is very close to the concept model that was released fist. The production vehicle does not stem too much from the concept that came first and has an aggressive but sporty feel to it. On closer look, though, you can notice some more detail changes that have been made to the car but all in all they have managed to do a perfect job with the new Acura NSX. The front side features a massive grill that occupies the major part of the nose of the car. The bumper is the same as the concept we witness earliest while the air dams have also been left intact. There is a large splitter that sticks underneath the grille while there are some massive blades that separate the main grille from the side intakes of the car. The headlamps have been revised and have new graphics and come with six LEDs and an LED stripe. The hood has been remodeled as well and has two large vents on it placed just above the wheel arches.
The rear fascia has been mostly carried over from the concept car as most of it has been used without modifications. The large diffuser with the large vents have also been carried over. The rear exhausts have been repositioned as they are moved to be in the middle instead of sitting at the sides. The hood design of the back part has been a little bit complicated with the added spoiler as the concept had a much simpler design. But the largest changes is made to the side of the car which adds pronounced “cab-forward” proportion and larger and higher side vents, making the character of the car much more different.
The concept model of the Acura NSX that was introduced showed us an interior that was rich with Alcantara leather and carbon fiber inserts. Unfortunately the 2016 Honda Acura NSX production vehicle does not receive so much details and comfort enhancements like the concept. Instead, the carbon fiber inserts have been replaced by aluminum trims while the Alcantara leather is only seen in the middle part of the seats.
The button configuration has been modeled on the current Acura models while the climate controls air vents have been entirely differently configured on this car. With a flattened bottom and top the steering wheel gives off a more race car look and it combines with a high tech instrument cluster that was not expected. Additionally, the primary color has been changed to black instead of red for the production car.
The most excitement is made under the hood of the 2016 Honda Acura NSX vehicle with the added twin-turbocharged, 75 degree V-6 engine. This engine comes with a Variable Timing Control and combines both direct injection and port injection as well. This engine was made with a particular purpose and aim and it includes perfectly balancing power production, overall compactness and also comes with a reduced overall mass. The key elements that make this possible are inclusions such as lightweight and compact cylinder heads, a sand-cast engine block and thermal spray coating on the engine block cylinder sleeves for higher thermal efficiency. Thus the engine is able to deliver over 500 horsepower from 6,500 rpm and 406 pound-feet from 2,000 rpm. The acceleration performance is also off the charts with 3.5 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph.
Price and release date
The new 2016 Honda Acura NSX has still not received an official pricing quote but for a car like this one a base price of $116,000 is more than appropriate. The vehicle is being released in the upcoming period and will be available for sale by the end of next year.