We’ve grown accustomed to American tuning firm Hennessey’s over the top interpretations of US-produced models but they’re now also looking to tap the market of Asian mods.
Hennessey has been famous for the Detroit Three modifications but also for the ambition to challenge Bugatti in terms of world record speed attempts. Now the tuning firm is also looking to tap the Asian fan market, with its promise of performance enhancements directed at the Acura NSX hybrid supercar. The company has quietly announced its desire to work on the 2017 Acura NSX and for now it’s keeping the details close to heart. The hints so far point us in the direction of a wide array of performance options, also touching the twin turbo V6 engine. What we already know is that customers will be offered the option to snatch a stainless steel sports exhaust system, get new interior coolers, and lightweight alloy wheels.
We still don’t know when the modifications will become official for the regular NSX, which comes with a 3.5-liter biturbo V6 engine and three electric motors for a combined maximum output of 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system prompting a 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of around three seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 191 mph. The Acura NSX starts in the US from $156,000 so we can imagine Hennessey’s mods won’t come cheap either.