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2016 Acura NSX Rolls Into Detroit With ‘Badass’ 550-Plus HP

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/13/2015 Alex Nishimoto
2016 Acura NSX Rolls Into Detroit With ‘Badass’ 550-Plus HP

"It's just badass…in a luxury kind of way," senior vice president and general manager of Acura Mike Accavitti said of the new NSX at Acura's Detroit auto show press conference. Badass might be a good descriptor, considering Acura estimates combined output for the NSX's powertrain will exceed 550 hp.

2016 Acura NSX© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Acura NSX

Acura announced the horsepower estimate when it revealed the NSX in Detroit. Just how far north of 550 hp is unknown at this point, though we've previously heard that 560 hp was possible. As we've said before, Acura scrapped its original plan of using the RLX's transverse-mounted naturally aspirated V-6 in favor of a twin-turbo 75-degree V-6 designed from scratch and mounted longitudinally. Three electric motors, one in the rear and two up front, provide additional thrust, with torque vectoring handled by the front motors. By nature, the electric motors will grant instantaneous torque, for an effect NSX lead engineer Ted Klaus calls "zero-delay acceleration." We still don't know the displacement of the NSX's bespoke V-6, though staying in the 3.5-liter range seems likely.

At its presentation, Acura emphasized the importance of the NSX being developed and exclusively built in the U.S. But the 2016 NSX isn't the brand's only all-American success story. "More than 95 percent of the products we sell are made in America," said Accavitti.

Acura will begin taking orders for the NSX this summer, with production commencing in the fall and deliveries late this year. Acura has yet to reveal official pricing, but says the NSX will start in the mid-$150,000 range.

Read our First Look on the 2016 Acura NSX Here, and stay tuned for more coverage from the 2015 Detroit auto show floor.

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