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.
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]
Are there any specific elements of the original NSX that will be retained in the new model? How will you keep the character of the original car?
From the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, NSX Chief Engineer Ted Klaus answers these questions and more in this video from Honda UK.
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:
Here is the GoPro Course Preview with the Acura NSX prototype from yesterday’s NBC broadcast of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Acura’s Jason Widmer, Testing Project Leader for NSX, drives the new Acura NSX prototype at Mid-Ohio during the NBC course preview. Footage provided by NBC. Learn more about the NSX and get the latest updates at http://acura.com/future