Video: Motor Trend Ignition Reviews the 2017 Acura NSX

The YouTube video is titled: “2017 Acura NSX: The Slowest Supercar in the World?” Sure, it’s a clever headline to get people clicking, but this video is actually worth the watch. However, just to clarify, they’re NOT referring to 0-60 times or the actual speed of the new NSX, rather it was a jab at Acura for taking so long to produce a successor to the original NSX.

The video itself is just over 13-minutes long, and is one of the most comprehensive and visually inspiring reviews on the 2017 NSX to date. Ignition host Jason Cammisa starts off with a nice intro of the original NSX and then transitions into the development process of the second generation NSX. There’s even an explanation on torque-vectoring, wheel chair and all.

Cammisa goes on to describe what he likes and dislikes about the new NSX, and you’ll soon find that he doesn’t hold back on his criticism. Though I found that much of it comes from his comparisons to the original, and his notion that the new NSX should have stayed more true to its lineage.

Check out Cammisa’s full review of the 2017 Acura NSX in the latest episode of Ignition below.

[Source: Motor Trend via YouTube]

Review: Chris Harris on the 2017 Acura NSX

There are your regular car reviewers, and then there’s Chris Harris. Famous for his work with evo, Autocar, Jalopnik, and Chris Harris on Cars, his recent video comparing the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and McLaren P1 has quickly reached over one million views.

As one of the more popular automotive journalists today, a positive review from Chris on the new NSX would be a huge win for Acura and Honda. Fortunately, Chris’ first review in evo Magazine is a favorable one, awarding the NSX 4.5 stars out of a possible 5. That’s a pretty good score coming from a guy who regularly tests supercars.

“Traction is predictably impressive, but the mind games really begin when you switch all the clever traction control off and see what happens when you provoke the NSX… The search uncovers only good things. You can play with this car – allow the front to push, use that mid-engined layout to alter the line and rotate the rear. It’s not as easily playful as a 488 or an R8 because those pesky front motors always ultimately want to drag the car straight again. But it is way more fun than I’d imagined it would be and, most importantly, it demonstrates the depth of chassis development that has been undertaken to make this car worthy of the NSX badge.” – Chris Harris, evo Magazine

The review is a lengthy one, so if you want to read it in its entirety you’ll have to download the free evo app available for Apple iOS and Android.

[Source: evo Magazine]

Autoweek Test Drives the Acura TLX GT

It’s not often that we see a review on a 600-hp Acura, but that’s exactly what Autoweek Editor Jake Lingeman provides after a few laps with the Acura TLX GT at GingerMan Raceway. As it turns out, piloting a race car, even an all-wheel drive like the TLX GT, isn’t as easy as some may think:

“It took skill even to keep the car straight. The TLX GT wiggled on hard acceleration, and weaved too; we had to counter with the steering wheel constantly. It must have looked a little like a drunk taking the family truckster out for a Sunday drive.” – Jake Lingeman, Autoweek

Get the full story on  autoweek.com -Race car review: We put the Acura TLX GT to the Test.

[Source: Autoweek]

Car and Driver: 2016 Acura MDX SH-AWD Instrumented Test

How does the 2016 Acura MDX’s new ZF nine-speed transmission improve over the old 6-speed automatic? Car and Driver‘s recently published Instrumented Test results show improved fuel economy and quicker launch times:

The MDX storms out of the hole from rest using a 20.4:1 overall ratio and sprints to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, half a second quicker than the 2014 model we tested with the six-speed automatic. It then continues on to a 95-mph quarter-mile trap speed in 14.6 seconds, three-tenths more rapid than the 2014.- Ron Sessions, Car and Driver

Car and Driver Test Results:
2016 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX
Transmission:
9-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
0-60 mph:
5.9 sec
6.4 sec
0-100 mph:
16.4 sec
17.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile:
14.6 sec @ 95 mph
14.9 sec @ 95 mph
Observed fuel economy:
21 mpg
19 mpg

See the full review and test results at caranddriver.com – 2016 Acura MDX SH-AWD with 9-Speed Automatic.

[Source: Car and Driver]

Video: 2016 Acura ILX Detailed Review and Road Test

Alex on Autos is back with one of the most detailed and complete reviews of the 2016 Acura ILX:

“For 2016 Acura didn’t reinvent the wheel but the changes are just as dramatic. We have a new more powerful engine and 8-speed dual clutch transmission under the hood, revised bumpers, standard LED headlamps, a tweaked interior and the same infotainment systems as the Acura TLX, MDX, RDX and RLX. In addition Acura jams Radar Cruise Control, Collision Mitigating Braking, Pre-Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist and electric pre-tensioning seat belts into almost every ILX on the dealer lot. The seemingly simple changes have managed to transform the ILX into exactly the small Acura I was looking for.”- Alex on Autos

Check out the 29-minute “detailed” review and the bonus “child seat” review below.

[Source: Alex on Autos via YouTube]