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Acura News: Acura Delays NSX Production Due To New Engine, Now Coming As 2017 Model


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The long wait for the Acura NSX continues. Automobile reports that Acura has pushed back production from this fall to next Spring due to a change in engine layout. The original plan was to use a naturally-aspirated V6 for the vehicle, but it was decided to add turbochargers to the engine. This has caused Acura to build a bespoke twin-turbo V6 and change the engine layout to a longitudinal configuration.

 

This delay puts the transformation from the NSX being a concept car to production car at about four years.

 

One item that is still up in the air is when the Acura NSX will go on sale. Jon Ikeda, Acura VP and general manager tells the magazine that meeting with dealers in October will hold the answer.

 

Source: Automobile


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So adding twin turbo's, a large increase in weight, this will be interesting to watch if they can really get it into production with only a 6 month change.

 

I would avoid the first one built that is for sure.

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Only rabid Honda / Acura fans will still like it in another 6 months. My gut tells me this will become a pig with pathetic performance due to the bloated twin turbo V6 and the changes that are needed.

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Every year a sports car gets delayed is another nail in the coffin.

 

When the NSX concept bowed in 2011, 500 horsepower pushed sports cars into supercar territory, and a sub-4 second 0-60 was a benchmark of top tier of performance. Now there's a monster Corvette that hits 60 mph in 3.0-3.2 seconds and top tier performance is in the sub-3 second range.

 

I predict underwhelming results similar to the LFA that–for $400,000–couldn't match the performance or ride quality of cars less than half its price from day 1.

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Every year a sports car gets delayed is another nail in the coffin.

 

When the NSX concept bowed in 2011, 500 horsepower pushed sports cars into supercar territory, and a sub-4 second 0-60 was a benchmark of top tier of performance. Now there's a monster Corvette that hits 60 mph in 3.0-3.2 seconds and top tier performance is in the sub-3 second range.

 

I predict underwhelming results similar to the LFA that–for $400,000–couldn't match the performance or ride quality of cars less than half its price from day 1.

It is an near-exact replay of the LFA in terms of product planning. It's like the Japanese still think it's 1990 and the competition is still asleep at the wheel.

Which makes it even more fun that they're doing it. I do not see this ending well for Honda.

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I hope this car fails miserably. Just out of spite. These decade plus long development plans are insane. Did they learn nothing from the LFA?

 

I mean, Ford completely engineered and built a complete GT 'concept' in what, 2 years? Hell, look at the short turnaround from 918 concept to production car.

 

You're a joke, Acura. And Infiniti, too. Japanese brands in general right now, really.

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I hope this car fails miserably. Just out of spite. These decade plus long development plans are insane. Did they learn nothing from the LFA?

 

I mean, Ford completely engineered and built a complete GT 'concept' in what, 2 years? Hell, look at the short turnaround from 918 concept to production car.

 

You're a joke, Acura. And Infiniti, too. Japanese brands in general right now, really.

Agreed.

 

Honestly, I think they could have taken 15 years to make the car as long as it wasn't shown at an autoshow 15 years before production. They should have either been better at getting it finished or not shown it at auto shows anywhere close to how early they did.

 

The Ford GT could have been hidden for 2 years.. they just kept it under wraps, like they should have and like Acura should have.

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I forgot to say....it seems  the world would likely to see a mid-engined Corvette before the world will see another NSX.

 

After all the negativity posted in this thread about the upcoming NSX,  regardless that some people wish it to fail, I for one, cant wait for it to grace its presence.

The NSX looks fantastic and although the LFA was never on my radar screen, other than that V10, I am smitten with the new NSX...

 

Oh...just another painful reminder on how long ago Acura is telling us a new NSX is on its way...

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Found this read very interesting, the woman responsible for the NSX designs grew up in California surrounded by the car culture and old hot-rods and her love of the best auto being the timeless 67 Chevelle.

 

http://blog.caranddriver.com/acura-nsx-designer-michelle-christensen-on-the-influence-of-nature-and-the-67-chevelle/?mag=cad&click=yr

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They should just delay it until 2027.

 

Watch the production model show up with a turbo 3.5 liter Accord V6 making 400 hp and it will get outrun by Mustang GT's and M3's that cost 1/3 as much.  The NSX is a sham, the 90s car had like 270 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque with 5.8 second 0-60 times and they wanted to call that a super car.  Lame.

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