Second-Generation 2017 Acura NSX Makes P.R. Debut
SAN JUAN – The all-new 2017 NSX—the gasoline-electric hybrid supercar from Honda’s Acura luxury division—will make its Puerto Rico debut tonight (Aug. 11) at the Acura de San Juan dealership off the Kennedy Avenue expressway in San Juan’s Bechara industrial sector.
Production of the first-generation gasoline-only NSX began in 1990 and ended in 2005.
“Following its original presentation 26 years ago, the new Acura NSX makes its debut, highlighting in each one of its details that it’s a sports supercar with a design centered on the driver,” noted Carlos López-Lay, president & CEO of local Honda and Acura distributor Bella Group. “In every aspect of its engineering, the second-generation NSX is a driver-centered vehicle—its powerful hybrid system, twin-turbo engine and aerodynamic design help the NSX respond in an immediate and intuitively way to the driver’s actions.”
Second generation Acura NSX
Respecting the foundational concepts of the original NSX, the 2017 Acura NSX pursues an altogether new and revolutionary idea for Acura supercar performance, melding timeless sports car values with next-generation technologies to create what Acura calls “a New Sports eXperience.”
Foremost among the NSX’s many innovations is Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), a first-of-its-kind technology in the supercar realm.
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD utilizes its electric motors to assist acceleration, braking and cornering. With electrically powered torque vectoring provided by the front-mounted Twin Motor Unit, the NSX takes Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive technology to a new dimension—using the dynamic, instantaneous and continuous distribution of electric motor torque to enhance handling precision and cornering performance in all driving situations.
The next-generation Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit consists of an all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged, mid-mounted V6 engine rated at 500 horsepower, paired with an all-new 9-speed dual clutch transmission and a 47-horsepower Direct Drive Motor that supplements the engine with instant torque response.
The Direct Drive Motor also operates as a generator, maintaining the state of charge of the hybrid batteries to consistently support driver demands. The Direct Drive Motor propels the front wheels, while the mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V6 engine moves the rear wheels.
Combined, the twin turbo V6 engine and the Direct Drive Motor in the 2017 Acura NSX generate 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque.