BANG! Like lightning, it appears, electricity crackling through its wheels as it speeds around the Nürburgring and makes the good noises in the process. It’s the new Acura NSX, a car we like! But is it... more than that?
The new Acura NSX is a hybrid, turbo, mid-engine, all-wheel drive, 191-mph jet without wings, with 573 horsepower and (on this particular car at least) a $204,600 price tag. My boss handed me the keys one warm Sunday afternoon with the imperatives “Have fun. Don’t kill anyone.” By the specs alone, I should have been…
The moment I really got the 2017 Acura NSX wasn’t when I launched it to highway speed from a standstill in three seconds, egged on by the 573 horsepower soundtrack of two turbos dumping air into a wailing V6 backed by a screaming electric motor whine. It wasn’t the tenth time a pedestrian gave me the thumbs up and…
Happy almost-Independence Day. We’re celebrating with a real American supercar, the Ohio-built (and largely American-engineered) 2017 Acura NSX. Ask me stuff about it.
The new Acura NSX is a car too fun for its own right, constantly begging you to hoon it through its mere existence. Fortunately, there is an easy surefire way to get your need for noise and revs out: donuts.
Your Jalopnik New York crew is getting this car’s modern successor on Friday. For now, start your week basking in the glory of the original.
When it comes to motorsports, the average person might not think of Acura first and foremost. But the truth is, Acura has a long and successful history in racing, winning 17 manufacturer championships in various series across 29 of its 31 years of existence. That strong legacy still hasn’t done much to quiet the…
One of the strange things about this job is that we often get to drive cars 100 times nicer than our own. In my case, that figure is probably closer to 1 million. Yesterday, when I stepped out of my beat-up 1992 Jeep Cherokee and into a 2017 Acura NSX, I had to recalibrate my mind.
The Michael Shank Racing duo of Andy Lally and Katherine Legge got the Acura NSX GT3 its first class win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle Park over the weekend, with Legge also celebrating her first-career victory in the WeatherTech series.
An OG Acura NSX is always exciting. A modified NSX is intriguing. An NSX with an engine swap, custom colors and a freaking supercharger seems like tuner heaven. This NSX doesn’t feel like the modified Hondas I grew up with, though. It’s an old car, but it’s repping a new way to be for import tuners.
An Acura NSX is a nice place to sit. You ride low in a comfortable leather-wrapped cockpit designed for driving pleasure and speed. But when you know what that 573 horsepower supercar is capable of, being forced to drive it slowly and responsibly over normal city roads is the worst.
A 2017 Acura NSX is already up for auction, and it probably has something to do with it being completely mangled in a crash.
Well, that’s not exactly right. It looks like a baby Acura NSX, but I have reason to believe that it’s not quite as exciting as that. Well, that’s not quite right either. It’s exciting, but, well, you know what, let me try to explain.
You tend to think of race cars just in terms of how much faster or slower they are than other cars they’re competing against. Rarely do you get to think of their speed in isolation. With that in mind, get a load of how f’ing fast the new GT3-spec Acura NSX looks all on its own.
But is that a bad thing, necessarily?
For your own mental health, don’t watch this video of a Lexus SUV turning a gorgeous Acura NSX into a crumpled soda can. Just don’t. It’s not worth the anguish and long therapy sessions.
As we come off the holiday where we’re supposed to give thanks for things, let us be thankful for two cars that prove the future may not suck for enthusiasts after all.
Like so many of us, Tyson Hugie dreamed of one day owning a very specific car collection. Classic 4x4s? European sports cars? Nah, man—early 90’s Acuras. It doesn’t sound too intrinsically exciting, but looking at this fleet. I think he might actually be on to something here.