2017 Acura NSX Review – The Company’s Re-Entry to the Sports Car Market

The 2017 Acura NSX has been made from the ground up. The auto manufacturer hasn’t made a sports car in a while and this one is a hybrid supercar that will have a steep price tag that is a tall order as compared to even the priciest sports vehicles in the market. This is the refinement of Honda’s feelings after some dark years of uncertainty. The company is now reliving its former glories as they want to known with much awe from the feelings of their loyalists and the global community of automobile enthusiasts.

2017 Acura NSX Review - The Company's Re-Entry to the Sports Car Market

With the 2017 Acura NSX, Honda Goes Back to Its Former Glories

The 2017 Acura NSX is a four-wheel-drive hybrid-electric vehicle which is placed in a world filled with the fanciest car enthusiasts. This vehicle is a great example of filter-down tech. There are two electric motors on the front axle and there is a third in between the twin-turbo V-6 engine and the nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This layout echoes that of the old Porsche 918 Spyder. Many knew the Spyder not of its great performance, but of its insanely premium price tag.

Those benefits from the new motor layout will include a continuous thrust assist in order to smooth over turbo lag and also torque changes during upshifts, rapid torque vectoring, a small amount of added fuel efficiency, and silent operation.

For its exterior design, the Acura NSX brings in a menacing angularity. Its designers passed on the usual flair of the Italian vehicle market, and the futuristic approach of the BMW i8. While it does have a “menacing” look, it is not by any means an angry-looking car. In fact, it appears to be determined to bring those lost years back in its place.

It has a wide stance and a long wheelbase as it invites onlookers to circle around the vehicle to investigate the car’s many nooks and crannies. There are radiators hidden up front by the flaring nostrils. There are also side ducts that will inhale air for the intercoolers and engine intakes. For the original NSX (back in 1991), it had flap-like door handles. This time, the new model has flush grab-sticks that will angle out when necessary.

The overall impression of the 2017 Acura NSX truly signifies a company that hasn’t built a sports car in a while. The NSX cautiously comes back into the market with a complicated system of automobile machinery that seems to have been rushed through development. It does have the essentials, but when it comes to modern sports car tech, it does lack in a few areas here and there.


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