The All New 2017 Acura NSX


    The NSX was engineered to be the perfect balance of power and handling, form and function, sport and luxury. The same innovations that went into the NSX can be found across the Acura lineup.

Hub of Craftsmanship
573HP Hand-Assembled Engine
Functional Beauty
Interwoven Design
Cool Aerodynamics
Multi-Material Body

A History of Innovation
When the original Acura NSX made its debut over 25 years ago, it forever changed sports car world by combining exotic car styling and performance with a new dimension of quality, exceptional ergonomics and dynamic poise. The NSX introduced and defined Acura’s approach to “Precision Crafted Performance” with its cutting edge design and innovative technology that provided accessible exotic car performance for real drivers in the real world.

By making use of advanced new technologies such as a lightweight yet rigid all-aluminum monochrome body/chassis mated to a mid-mounted transverse V-6 engine, the original NSX challenged conventional wisdom for an exotic car. Its high-revving V6 engine featured a number of innovative production-car technologies, including forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and VTEC valve train.

Moreover, the NSX sought a more intimate connection between the car, the driver and the road, pursued through essential design elements – low vehicle mass and high power-to-weight ratio, a rigid body supporting a performance-focused chassis, outstanding visibility, exceptional ergonomics, and accessible performance—creating a paradigm shift in what it meant to be an exotic car.

Importantly, the first generation NSX also exemplified Acura’s high standards of quality, durability and day-to-day reliability without compromising performance—something rarely found in exotic sports cars of the day.

Next-Generation Acura NSX
Respecting these foundation concepts of the original NSX, the 2017 Acura NSX pursues an altogether new and revolutionary idea for Acura super car performance, melding timeless sports car values with next-generation technologies to create a New Sports experience. And much like Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA guided the creation of the original NSX, every aspect of this new NSX is a next-generation expression of those same values.

Based on the “man-machine synergy” approach that guides the development of all Acura vehicles, the company has created a driver-centered super car where every part of the vehicle is respectful of the smartest part of the car—the driver.

Foremost among its many innovations is Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), a first-of-its-kind technology in the super car realm. Marrying this cutting-edge and electrified new expression of Acura Super-Handling performance with new approaches to vehicle design—including advanced body construction, component packaging and aerodynamic optimization—results in a super car that faithfully translates the acceleration, steering and braking inputs of the driver with incredible fidelity and virtually zero delay, thus amplifying the capabilities of every driver while greatly elevating the dynamic experience in every driving situation—qualities that define the New Sports experience.


Functional Beauty

A complementary and essential component of the all-new Acura NSX’s New Sports experience is its driver-centered interior design, where every element—materials, shapes, technology and layout—are optimized to enhance the driving experience. Exceptional ergonomics, a hallmark of the original NSX, have been further advanced. Moreover, as a pinnacle representation of Acura Precision Crafted Performance, the NSX is designed to provide outstanding comfort, quality and advanced, intuitive technologies, all presented in clean and modern aesthetic

“The interior of the all-new Acura NSX is highlighted by what we call ‘Interwoven Dynamic’ design,” said Michael Cao, interior project leader. “It combines the best attributes of intuitive, easy-to-use functionality and superior ergonomics with a clean and modern design aesthetic worthy of a next-generation super car. It’s the ultimate testimony to the beautiful simplicity of form following function.”

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Artfully sculpted and ergonomic seats are enhanced with supportive yet comfortable bolstering, firmly yet comfortably supporting the driver and passenger and clarifying the driving experience. Strategically placed console and door padding further elevate the driver and passenger lateral support. Materials such as leather and Alcantara® were carefully selected for the ideal combination of craftsmanship and dynamic driving support.

The driver’s instrument cluster and center console have been designed to enhance the driving experience with intuitive layout and simple operation, creating a “simple sports interface” for the driver.

The next-generation NSX interior also supports the idea of a customizable driving experience, employing a trifecta of advanced sound modulation technologies—Active Sound Control,  Intake Sound Control and Active Exhaust Valve—that work in concert with the NSX’s Integrated Dynamics System to deliver a tun able cabin sound experience commensurate with the desires of the driver and the driving environment.


The Design

The NSX’s design and development team utilized a “total airflow management” approach to give the NSX the superlative aerodynamics one expects of a next-generation supercar, while simultaneously providing the effective and efficient thermal management required for its hybrid power unit. Six different heat sources must be managed: The twin-turbo engine, the 9-speed DCT, the PDU, and the three electric drive motors. To provide efficient cooling, airflow is managed through 10 heat ex changers situated to efficiently use airflow through the front grill area, side air intakes, and through the engine compartment.

The NSX effectively manages air flowing through the front motor room and rear engine room as well as around the body, while still maintaining the increased stability of properly distributed down force. In fact, stability at speed is a hallmark of the new NSX, with unprecedented balance and confidence to enhance the driving experience.

Through extensive research and development, the NSX aerodynamics team determined that a 3-to-1 down force ratio—placing three times as much down force at the rear of the vehicle relative to the front of the car—would provide the optimal downforce distribution for high-performance driving.

Through the extensive use of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations as well as testing of 40-percent scale model testing in the company’s advanced wind tunnel facility in Ohio, the team fine-tuned the various body shapes, intake and exhaust vents and vehicle strikes to reduce aerodynamic drag, create down force, maximize cooling and efficiently exhaust unwanted heat.

Multi-Material Body
Like the original Acura NSX—the world’s first all-aluminum exotic car—the all-new NSX has a cutting-edge structure. Its multi-material body utilizes new materials and construction methods to achieve unprecedented dynamic rigidity, outstanding outward visibility, and world-class collision performance. Making use of a space-frame design, the new NSX is composed primarily of lightweight aluminum, with the strategic use of steel and carbon fiber in select areas.

  • Unmatched dynamic torsional rigidity– The NSX directly responds to the driver’s cornering demands, instantly transmitting those inputs to the chassis while maintaining perfect connection between front and rear axles, communicating both the driver’s action and any changes in the road surface with the utmost fidelity.
  • Ultra-high local chassis rigidity– Each chassis component is mounted to a rigid casting supported by extruded aluminum frame members that act like “truss structures” such that high local attachment-area stiffness is ensured in all directions—thus maintaining the precisely-designed chassis geometry at all times.
  • World’s first automotive application of ablation casting technology –Used both at front and rear, these ablation cast aluminum frame nodes service as ultra-rigid mounting points for the suspension. Applied in key crash zones, these nodes link frame sections together and uniquely deform in a manner similar to a forged component but with lower weight, enabling shorter front and rear overhang, reduced vehicle mass and superior collision performance.
  • A-pillars: Super strong, yet slender In another world’s first, a new three-dimensional bent and quenched frame member was employed to create thin yet sturdy A-pillars. The resulting ultra-high strength material allows a slender cross section to maximize forward visibility while meeting structural demands, including roof-crush requirements.

As with the space frame, NSX designers utilized a multitude of lightweight materials for the exterior body that are ideal for the task. Sheet hydro-formed aluminum is used for the outer door panels; aluminum stampings are used for the hood and roof (a carbon fiber roof is optional); sheet molding compound (SMC) is used for the fenders and trunk lid; and a high-temperature-resistant ABS plastic is used near the engine. This optimized material strategy is key to achieving desired panel rigidity with low weight, pedestrian safety performance, desired aesthetic design and exceptional surface finish.


The total power output for the NSX is 573 horsepower (427 kW), 500 hp of which comes from the engine. The twin-turbo V6 displaces 3.5 liters and is set at a wide 75-degree angle to lower its center of gravity. Both direct and port injection are used, along with Variable Timing Control, to deliver precision combustion control through its RPM band. The turbochargers include electronic waste gate control, lightening the turbos’ weights with a single-scroll design and without losing performance. Total engine output is 500 horsepower between 6,500 and 7,500 rpm, 406 pound-feet of torque (550 Nm) between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. Compression for the 24-valve, chain-timed engine is 10.0:1. A dual catalytic system runs on a dual exhaust.

The transmission is coupled to the engine via an electric motor. That motor outputs 47 horsepower (35 kW) and 109 lb-ft (148 Nm) of torque. It adds power to the transmission’s input, but not beyond the engine’s total output. It also acts as a generator during transmission braking. The transmission itself is a nine-speed dual clutch automatic with descending gear ratios in a 2.0 torque bias ratio (driving) and a 2.6 bias when coasting.

At the front wheels is a completely independent twin motor system for driving the front axles. These produce 36 horsepower (27 kW) and 54 lb-ft (73 Nm) each for a total of 72 hp (54 kW) and 108 lb-ft (146 Nm). The power output of this Twin Motor Unit is electronically controlled by the vehicle’s computer (electronic control module, ECM). In addition, each of the motors is controlled individually to provide improved yaw support in corners as well as traction control when required. The front motors are capable of helping power the car at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h).


Sport Hybrid Super Handling-AWD Power Unit

The next-generation Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit consists of an all-new twin-turbocharged mid-mounted V6 engine paired with an all-new 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and Direct Drive Motor that supplements the engine with instant torque response. The Direct Drive Motor also operates as a generator, maintaining the state of charge of the hybrid batteries to consistently support driver demands. These systems, which comprise the rear power unit, are supplemented by the revolutionary capabilities of the front-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU). Containing two electric motors that independently drive the left and right front wheels, the TMU provides “active AWD,” increasing forward acceleration and continuously varying torque—both positive and negative—supplied to the front wheels. The resulting “direct yaw control” effect enhances agility, stability, performance and response—it is true torque vectoring, available at any speed. Finally, the TMU also provides regenerative braking force, supporting braking demands while also recharging the hybrid battery.

Integrated Dynamics System

The unique nature of the NSX’s Sport Hybrid power unit enables a higher degree of flexibility to customize the driving experience and dynamic performance to suit the needs and desires of the driver and the driving environment. This capability is provided by the Integrated Dynamics System, controlled by the Dynamic Mode dial on the NSX’s center console.

The NSX Integrated Dynamics System features four selectable dynamic modes – Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track – integrating all of the vehicle’s dynamic systems: steering, brakes, throttle, Vehicle Stability Assist, dampers and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD control systems, as well as providing a customizable auditory experience via new Intake Sound Control and Active Exhaust Valve technologies

Advanced Powertrain

The powertrain in the 2017 Acura NSX (called a “Sport Hybrid Power Unit”) consists of a twin-turbocharged V6, a 9-speed dual clutch automated transmission, three electric motor/generators, and a battery pack. This unique drive train powers all four wheels, with the engine and transmission mounted midships to power the rear wheels and the twin motors (one powering each wheel) at the front axle. A third electric motor resides on the rear axle for additional power boosting and brake force regeneration. This provides a weight distribution of 42 percent up front and 58 percent at rear.



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