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As any Acura diehard would be quick to tell you, a revival of the iconic NSX is long overdue. In true Honda fashion, the automaker decided that, if it was going to go to the trouble of producing a legitimate sportscar, it was going to take on the very best in the industry. Suffice it to say, the NSX delivered the goods.

We now have a new concept to drool over. While the last conceptual sportscar Acura showed off left NSX purists with a sour taste in their mouths - a V10 engine mounted up front was a far cry from the lightweight and high-revving mid-engine V6 of the original - we have a strong feeling that nobody is going to turn their noses up at this new NSX Concept.

Like its forebear, this latest take on the NSX promises to shed excess weight through the use of a high-tech platform made from the latest lightweight materials. Power, as with the original, will come from a V6 mounted behind the two occupants that sends its power to the rear wheels; except this time, it will be augmented by an electric motor.

Acura's latest SH-AWD incorporates one electric motor in a dual-clutch transmission, forming a hybrid setup. Additionally, two more motors can instantly send negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering for improved handling and efficiency, and the whole package can be tailored via software. Acura says the new all-wheel-drive system will provide "supercar acceleration while offering outstanding efficiency."

We're not so sure environmentalists are ready to accept the notion of an eco-friendly supercar, but it's clear Acura's parents at Honda are keen to keep emissions and fuel usage in check. "In this new era, even as we focus on the fun to drive spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities," says Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co.

Acura isn't saying how much horsepower its V6 engine and three electric motors will amount to, but we're not expecting outlandish figures. The automaker says it's aiming for an "extremely favorable power-to-weight ratio." We like the sound of that, and hope the production version, which is expected within the next three years, delivers on this laudable promise. Check out the complete press release after the break.Continue reading Acura NSX Concept portends an efficient hybrid supercar

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Wow..

They're almost going the same direction as the rumours for the evo xi..

Beautiful looking though in my opinion, sure hope they make it
 

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Looks like Honda is going back on track. :clap:

Better late than never.

Awesome looks. Better than the McLaren IMHO.
 

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Gorgeous, but they should have called the italians again...a v8 would have been amazing, or even a v6 TT. A v10 is heavy...too heavy for the track.
Hopefully they are just showing off the fact they have a v10 in it. Of course if it rev's high I'll still be happy. :)
 

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Gorgeous, but they should have called the italians again...a v8 would have been amazing, or even a v6 TT. A v10 is heavy...too heavy for the track.
Hopefully they are just showing off the fact they have a v10 in it. Of course if it rev's high I'll still be happy. :)
It doesn't have a V10.. lol
 

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Says it up there, was it the old one? And i was thinking, no way can they fit a v10 in that small ass space.
Yeah that was the last concept for the nsx. This has a V6 in the rear, with (I believe it said) 3 electric motors up front.
 

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its scheuled to get a hybrid v6. If done right it could have major potential.
That's what the accord hybrid had :ghey:

seriously though, I predict this car will still have problems when compared against a GTR for sure! both from a cost and performance standpoint.

If the fucking LFA could not best the GTR, I do not see how the Honda version could. IIRC, the LFA is Carbon fiber inside out, including its chassis :freak:
 

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I'm going to have to disrespectfully disagree with all of you. That thing is butt ugly. I hate acura and their butter face design. It looks like a fat ******* smiling with one big buck tooth sticking out. The rest of the car is beautiful but the whole front bumper ruins it for me.
Like an insanely hot girl with a perfect 10 body but a gigantic hairy mole on her face.

With looks aside I'm very excited for the release!
 

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I'm going to have to disrespectfully disagree with all of you. That thing is butt ugly. I hate acura and their butter face design. It looks like a fat ******* smiling with one big buck tooth sticking out. The rest of the car is beautiful but the whole front bumper ruins it for me.
Like an insanely hot girl with a perfect 10 body but a gigantic hairy mole on her face.

With looks aside I'm very excited for the release!
it's much better than mazda with the stupid smile. Much.. much .. better.

 

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That's what the accord hybrid had :ghey:

seriously though, I predict this car will still have problems when compared against a GTR for sure! both from a cost and performance standpoint.

If the fucking LFA could not best the GTR, I do not see how the Honda version could. IIRC, the LFA is Carbon fiber inside out, including its chassis :freak:
But that v10 makes very little torque, and the GT-R is insanely quick thanks to those twin turbo's. The GT-R beats most things, the 458 even in the 1/4.
 
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