Rumor: North American Acura NSX Launching in 2015, Europe to Follow

Next Evolution Acura NSX Concept

UK website What Car? is reporting the next generation NSX is still on track for a 2015 launch, at least for North America. What Car? states the NSX will initially go on sale in North America next year in 2015, while Europe will see a delayed launch in early 2016.

What Car? also mentions the production NSX will be revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in November, but this could be a reference to a Honda badged NSX for the Japanese and European markets. There have been rumors that we could see a production Acura NSX as early as January 2014 for a debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Read the full article at whatcar.com – New Honda NSX on sale in 2016.

[Source: What Car?]

Acura NSX Concept Debuts in Gran Turismo 6

Acura NSX Concept - Gran Turismo 6

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura NSX Supercar Concept to Debut in Virtual World Of Gran Turismo®6 Game

Best selling PlayStation® driving simulator to feature virtual Acura NSX Concept

12/06/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The highly anticipated Acura NSX, in concept form, will fire up its twin-turbocharged engine and innovative new three-motor, torque vectoring Sport Hybrid powertrain in Gran Turismo®6 (GT6), which releases worldwide today. The ‘real driving simulator’ available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 system gives sports car enthusiasts their first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the next generation Acura NSX Concept.

“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 Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations at American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “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.”

Targeting next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected and twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.

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2015 Acura NSX Gets Twin-Turbo Longitudinal Engine

2015 Acura NSX Drivetrain - Courtesy Motor Trend

From a Honda event in Japan a few days ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Acura has revealed significant details about the upcoming NSX.

Unveiling a new 90-degree V-6 engine, Acura has confirmed it will be twin-turbocharged, which combined with the three electric motors should boost numbers to well over 500 horsepower. Sources have speculated the V-6 will have a displacement of 3.5 or 3.7-liters.

The other big news item is that Acura has made the switch to a longitudinal engine layout, which deviates from their original transverse layout design also used in the first-generation NSX. Even with the change, Acura maintains it is still on track for a 2015 launch date.

Get the full story at motortrend.com – Acura NSX Deep Dive: Supercar Gets Big Drivetrain Changes

[Source: Motor Trend]

NSX Development Update from Ted Klaus

Acura NSX Concept

As the Frankfurt Motor Show opened its doors to the press today, we’re hearing some new development details about the upcoming Acura/Honda NSX. After reading what various European publications have posted from their chat with NSX Development Chief Ted Klaus, here are some key points:

• On schedule for a 2015 launch date.
• Open-top model to follow.
• Powertrain is being developed in Japan, chassis development in the US.
• Will compete with current sports car market, specifically naming the Ferrari 458 Italia as a target.
• Utilization of “world-first lightweight tech”.
• Interior quality to be a step above the Audi R8.
• May involve “outside” driver input as they did with Ayrton Senna on the first NSX.

Get the full story from the links below:

Top Gear – New Honda NSX aims for Ferrari 458
Auto Express – New NSX to target Audi R8
Auto Express – Honda to use McLaren expertise with NSX development
Autocar – Honda NSX to launch in 2015

[Source: Top GearAuto ExpressAutocar]