Competes with: Audi R8, BMW i8, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT
Looks like this: The 201
Propulsion: Twin -turbo V-6 with three electric motors for a combined 573 hp; Neungang Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission and All-Wheel Drive
Hits Dealer: October 2018
Acura says it has updated its supercar NSX in the third model year of its second generation. If that seems too early for a mid-cycle update on the sleek two-seater, well, simmer. The visual changes are minimal and some mechanical changes are aimed at optimizing the handling of the NSX. Additional standard features for 2018 are an additional $ 4,700, Acura claims, for $ 1,500 to fund the MSRP. So the NSX starts at $ 159,300, including a $ 1,800 target fee, and is outscored with factory options in excess of 200 copies.
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The visual changes to a 2019 NSX compared to the 2017-2018 car are a game of "Where's Waldo" – on one of the harder drawings. In this case, the bespectacled globetrotter is the upper cladding of the NSX grid: Instead of silver, it is now body-colored. You also get a new shiny finish on the front and rear bumper openings. For visual changes that apply to every NSX, that's it.
Other visual tweaks include colors and require you to pony options for $ 700 for new color to $ 12,600 for long-range carbon fiber accents. (If you must ask how much, an exotic supercar is probably not for you.) Thermal Orange Pearl complements the list of available colors, with newly available orange calipers, when you get the optional carbon-ceramic brakes. The normal brakes can now also have red calipers; These were previously only with the carbon-ceramic brakes. Finally, the carbon fiber tailgate spoiler and carbon fiber floor effects, both optional, are shining in place of the previous matte appearance.
Changes to the two-seater NSX cabin involve colors and equipment. Alcantara and leather upholstery can be supplied in regular or semi-aniline leather grades, the latter with a new color (blue) for the year 2019. Full semi-leather upholstery options remain optional, with red (previously available with leather Alcantara only available) options now available , Also includes power-adjustable seats, a navigation system, ELS Studio premium stereo system, proximity sensors and aluminum pedals as standard.
For racetrack enthusiasts, NSX lightweight manual seats are a free option. Unfortunately, people with common sense still can not get physical stereoscopic control that Acura parent Honda has adopted for this main unit somewhere else to get well again. The 2019 NSX retains its touch-sensitive stereo controls, including an infernal volume control – barely the first slider that stinks, but hopefully the last one.
Under the hood
With the standard all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, the NSX continues to combine a twin-turbo V-6 with three electric motors: one with the engine to drive the rear wheels, plus one piece to drive the left and right front wheels. A nine-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission brings the combined 573 horsepower of the drive and 476 pound-feet of torque to the ground. Four driving modes – Quiet, Sport, Sport Plus and Track – are transforming countless components to turn the NSX from a daily driver into a track machine. (Yes, really.)
Rejiggered hardware for 2019 includes thicker stabilizers on both axles as well as stiffer rear tie rod bushings. This combines newly calibrated settings for the AWD, adjustable shock absorbers, power steering and electronic stability system. Finally, new Continental ContiSportContact 6 tires replace the discontinued ContiSportContact 5P. The dimensions are unchanged and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires remain optional. Acura claims that the sum of the changes provides better precision at the limits when modulating the understeer or sliding the tail with gas inlets.
The Acura NSX from 2019 will make its debut at Monterey Car Week in California. 19659024] Manufacturer Photos
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