After playing the teasing game for several years, Acura unveiled the production-ready NSX in January at NAIAS, but six months have passed since then and we still don’t have all the juicy technical specs. Acura is trying to make the wait a bit easier by releasing a short video recorded in Colorado where a pre-production unit acted as the official pace car on the 12.4-mile, 156-turn hill climb during the 93rd edition of Pikes Peak.
Even though the previewing concepts received massive media exposure for a significant amount of time, the second generation NSX still looks sharp to us. However, we are more interested in finding out how much power the SH-AWD delivers as Acura has been saying for quite some time it will push out “north of 550 horsepower”, without mentioning an exact figure. Moreover, we don’t know anything about the car’s performances, but at least Acura says it will be aimed directly at the second-gen R8 and will have a similar starting price.
Production of the 2016 NSX will begin this fall, so it should hit dealerships by the end of the year. An optional track package and even a mighty Type R version are apparently in the works, but obviously these will join the range later on during the car’s life cycle.