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2017 Acura NSX: When high-tech breeds high-performance

The second-generation NSX is the supercar Acura had to build in order to be worthy of carrying the NSX badge.

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The NSX turns plenty of heads with its Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint job.

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A 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 sits in the middle of the NSX making 500 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

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Peak boost pressure for the engine is 15.2 psi. 

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Add in the NSX's three electric motors and the NSX features a net drivetrain system output of 573 horsepower and 476 pound feet of torque. 

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Bolting to the twin-turbo V6 hybrid is a nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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According to the EPA, the NSX returns 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. 

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With enough pavement, the NSX is capable of reaching a top speed of 191 mph. 

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For tight handling on race tracks and on the street, the NSX gets adaptive magnetorheological dampers.

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Carbon ceramic brakes are available as a $10,600 option featuring six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo calipers. 

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The 2017 Acura NSX carries a base price of $157,800, which includes $1,800 for destination charges.

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