Gran Turismo 6 launches today and among the almost unmanageably long list of available cars, gamers are able to “play” with the concept version of Acura’s upcoming NSX.
“Whether in the virtual world of Gran Turismo today, or on real-world roads and racing circuits less than two years from now, the Acura NSX will be an incredibly innovative and thrilling ride that delivers something entirely new to the world of super sports cars,” said Honda executive Mike Accavitti. “The wait is over for NSX fans eager to get behind the wheel of the next Acura supercar, and they can rest assured the actual production car will be even more amazing than the in-game concept version.”
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Of course, what you’ll be able to drive in the game won’t be the same vehicle bound for Acura dealers. The company is still keeping quiet about details related to the production car, but it is expected to use a twin-turbocharged V6 engine along with three electric motors that make up a hybrid component of the powertrain. The V6 will be mated to a dual-clutch transmission sending power to the rear wheels while two of the electric motors move the front two while managing torque for optimal cornering.
The production version of the car is expected to go on sale in 2015.