Honda-owned Acura unveiled the all-new NSX back in January at NAIAS in Detroit, but it’s only now that we find out all the juicy details we’ve been waiting for. At its heart is a purpose-built twin-turbo V6 3.5-liter engine developing 500 bhp (373 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque and with a 7,500 rpm redline. Sitting behind the combustion engine is a rear assist motor good enough for an extra 47 bhp (35 kW) and 100 lb-ft (135 Nm) while behind that is the dual-clutch 9-speed gearbox.
A pair of 36 bhp & 54 lb-ft electric motors (Twin Motor Unit – TMU) sits in between the front wheels and works with the lithium-ion battery pack wedged between the engine and seats. With a combined output of 573 bhp (427 kW) and 476 lb-ft (644 Nm), the Acura NSX sprints to 60 mph (96 km/h) in approximately three seconds and has a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h). It tips the scales at a rather hefty 3,803 lbs (1,725 kg), but given the performances of the sophisticated SH-AWD setup this should still feel like a properly quick machine. For the sake of comparison, a standard R8 V10 Coupe weighs 3,593 lbs (1,630 kg).
It’s set to go on sale next spring as a 2017 model year, but there’s still no exact word about its price tag just yet. However, it’s estimated to start at around $170,000 before you add any optional equipment such as a carbon fiber roof, engine cover, rear spoiler or a tech package featuring a premium sound system and navigation.