At the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show 2015, the latest-generation Honda NSX will celebrate its Californian debut in Acura guise. Interestingly, the Japanese marque claims that the new NSX being displayed at LA will show off a brand new colour for the car.
Powering the new Honda NSX, or Acura NSX in the U.S, is a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Both turbos utilise an electronic wastegate with the single-scroll design also resulting in more compact turbochargers and reduced weight. Other important elements of the engine include a sand-cast engine block, lightweight cylinder heads and swing arm-type valve actuators. Alone, the engine delivers 500 hp and 550 Nm of torque.
Alongside the internal combustion engine, the new Honda NSX utilises three electric motors with two driving the front wheels and a third installed at the rear which acts as a generator to the car’s lithium-ion battery pack. All told, the Honda NSX pumps out 573 hp and thanks to the all-wheel drive and quick-shifting nine-speed transmission, it will accelerate to 96 km/h in a brisk 3.0 seconds.
Another key component of the NSX are its advanced high-strength a-pillars. They have been created through a three-dimensional forming and tempering process which allows them to be exceptionally strong while also very thin to improve visibility. Honda claims that the car’s a-pillars are the first in the industry to use this three-dimensionally former steel construction.