Acura NSX 0-60 from Time to Time
The Acura NSX 0-60 review here is made by comprising all editions of this car. The NSX, after all, was the first production car with aluminum construction featured for its body panels, body structure, engine, and suspension. The engine was the first to have variable valve timing, in addition to a variable-volume intake manifold. The Acura NSX was even the first Japanese sports car sold in the U.S. and went head-to-head with the world’s bests, coming from a brand that had been in existence for only 5 years at that time.
Even so, the innovation, which was actually the first one of the class, never accomplished big sales numbers even a long time after its initial debut. After being produced for 15 years, Acura NSX was only sold for about 8,900 units, while Chevrolet can sell that many Corvettes at least in just 1 year. The problem was probably because the car wasn’t exotic enough. But we will see later how the NSX will fare after the all-new 2015 model year comes.
The 2015 Acura NSX, as sported in the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in its concept form, is a mid-engine two-seater. Under the hood, the 2015 model year will be equipped with a V6 hybrid powertrain that promises a high output, in addition to the latest version of the SH-AWD or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Acura guarantees the future NSX—indicating there will be more to come after the all-new 2015 NSX—will provide acceleration of a supercar with outstanding efficiency to offer.
First time being sold for 1991 model year, Acura NSX was produced continuously through the 2005 model year. Aluminum body construction aside, the highlights that make Acura NSX already innovative since the year it was first released also included a mid-mounted V6 powertrain, crisp handling, and solid build quality. The use of aluminum is to keep curb weight at minimum. The first generation featured a 3.0L VTEC V6 paired with a 5-speed manual and rear-wheel drive system that produces 270 hp and torque of 210 lb.-ft.
The 1997 model years marked the second generation with only upgrade for powertrain. Last upgrade took place for the 2002 model year with coupe models discontinued and elimination of old-fashioned elements. The slow redesign and upgrade were probably one among reasons why Acura NSX 0-60 didn’t fare too well with only a few units sold throughout 15 years of sales.