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.
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.
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.
But is that a bad thing, necessarily?
How good is the 2017 Acura NSX? Apparently good enough to get named Performance Car of the Year by our old pals over at Road & Track. You should check out their full test.
There’s a new Acura NSX out. I don’t know if you heard about this, but Honda was working on it for a while. The new one’s all-wheel drive with an advanced hybrid system and a dual-clutch gearbox, and at first glance, that makes it very different from the 1990s supercar that bears its name.
We’ve heard rumors about an NSX Type-R in the pipeline but apparently Honda/Acura is pondering even more variants of their halo car platform. Racers, convertibles(?!) really everything a kid could want.
“When is Acura actually going to build that new NSX?” was asked so many times in the last six years the thing was starting to look more caricature than car. So how long did it really take to come out of its chrysalis? Let’s break it down.
To Generation X, the letters “NSX” meant something. Maybe to the men and women of Minato, they meant “New Sports eXperimental,” but to us, they represented the dreams of our adolescence. Even in the 1990s, an elegant era of Japanese car design that brought us the best versions of the Mazda RX-7 and the Toyota Supra,…
If this wallpaper photo doesn’t allow you to vicariously drive away from all of the stressful things occurring on a typical computer desktop—that is, if you work on the computer—then you may just be out of luck.
As for your dreams of owning VIN No. 001 of the 2017 Acura NSX, well... they’re not happening. Better luck next time. That honor will go to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid nearly eight times the car’s price tag for rights to make the first custom order.