19 January 2015

Rebirth of an Icon: Next generation NSX unveiled

Twenty-five years after the debut of the original NSX supercar, the production version of its successor - the next generation NSX - has been revealed to the world's auto media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

While the car has been unveiled on the Acura stand at the NAIAS, it will be sold as a Honda in European markets.

The production model, in a NSX red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin-turbocharged engine.

The car showcases the production styling, design and specifications of the4 new mid-engine sports hybrid supercar, and key details of its design and performance were announced.

The NSX challenges conventional beliefs about supercars, like its predecessor did. This is achieved through an all-new power unit - a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and three electric motor Sport Hybrid system, integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world-first material applications and build processes.

Honda say "The soul of the car is the emotional connection it makes with the driver. With the NSX, that connection will be intense and immediate."

The car will be built exclusively at the Performance Manufacturing Centre in Maryland Ohio.

The original NSX was the world's first all-aluminium supercar.