Acura NSX

At the heart of any supercar is its drivetrain and the NSX is no different. Power is supplied by a 500 horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, mated to an electric motor that sends power to the rear wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. The front wheels are also powered however, utilizing a pair of electric motors mounted in the front of the vehicle. Total system output is rated at 573 horsepower, enough to provide for neck snapping acceleration. With the bulk of the engine weight located behind the driver, but in front of the rear axle, the NSX also turns as well as it goes, its low center of gravity aiding it in achieving excellent cornering speeds. All-wheel drive ensures plenty of grip upon corner exit.

The NSX comes in just one well appointed trim level. Standard features include LED headlamps, Keyless entry, powered and heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a remote garage door opener, a leather trimmed steering wheel, a leather trimmed instrument panel, leather seats, a 7-inch Display Audio system with 8 speakers including a subwoofer, Bluetooth streaming and a Siri Eyes Free mode.

Options on the NSX include Alcantara seats, a variety of wheel designs, carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber exterior package, that includes a bare carbon fiber roof, an Alcantara headliner, and a premium stereo with SiriusXM radio.

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Editors' First Take

The new Acura NSX is a brilliant thing. It's fast and it's comfortable and everything in between. But, if it has one flaw, it's that it's perhaps a little too good. The car has been accused by some of feeling a bit cold, so in 2019, Acura is turning up the heat.

We'll start with the most visual aspect of that stale cliche, for which I can only apologize. In 2019, the NSX picks up a new color in its palette: Thermal Orange Pearl. Meant to harken back to Acura's motorsport heritage, fans of RealTime Racing will likely want to pony up the extra $700 for that hue.

The car also sees a few other visual tweaks, like the front grille garnish now painted rather than the former chrome. Orange calipers are an option on the carbon-ceramic brakes, too.

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