Acura Plans for More Powerful NSX Variants

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Acura unveiled its second-generation NSX hybrid sports car this week in Detroit with relatively few details about performance.

The company confirmed that the car’s powertrain – a twin-turbo V6 combined with a three electric motor hybrid system – will generate more than 550 hp without confirming specific output. But during a roundtable discussion, NSX chief engineer Ted Klaus said the car is designed so that Acura will be able to create more powerful versions.

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Klaus didn’t confirm plans for a Type R variant, but Honda has offered an NSX Type R in the past. Sharper, more powerful variants could help Acura feed demand once the initial car has been on sale for a couple of years.

Acura didn’t announce pricing for the NSX during its press conference, but a company source told AutoGuide.com that the car will cost roughly $150,000 when it goes on sale.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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