We are just days away from the Los Angeles Auto Show which promises to bring us dozens of new vehicle debuts this year. Among them will be the first appearance of the 2017 Acura NSX supercar in Southern California. Even cooler, it will be sporting a never-before displayed color during the media days.
Deliveries of the much-talked about Acura NSX hybrid supercar now won’t happen until the first quarter of 2016 instead of the end of the year. They’ve been delayed because the design team decided to change engines late in the game. Instead of a transverse-mounted, naturally aspirated V-6 engine, the automaker is switching to a longitudinally mounted, twin-turbocharged V-6, according to Acura spokeswoman Jessica Fini.
Under the hood, the 2017 NSX uses three electric motors and a 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6. It delivers 573 horsepower, along with 476 pounds-feet of torque and a curb weight of 3,803 pounds. In terms of speed, it will do 0-60 mph in just more than three seconds.
The company is building the sportster at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. It’s expected to start in the mid-$150,000 range.
The LA Auto show is open to the public this year from November 20-29th. Click here for ticket information.
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