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Acura NSX News 07-12-2016 01:39 PM

NSX Could Spawn More Models

Honda’s NSX really will be a halo car if what Ted Klaus, chief engineer for the NSX, talked about is true.

In an interview with AutoCar, Klaus has revealed that further development for the NSX is underway and now that the base model has been completed, they can look towards using the platform as a way to “start to dream of new technologies”. The new technologies could possibly include a convertible, lightweight, non-hybrid and all-electric versions of the NSX and one of them will probably sport the Type R badge.

So far, the base model will be reaching buyers this fall and it comes with a hybrid powertrain only. Its twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine and three electric motors will be making a combined output of 573 hp. If they were to produce these NSX variants in their new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, we could be seeing a similar power output in the future models.

What we can expect to see is a lighter body on the new variants like the one Honda entered into the recent Pikes Peak rally in the United States. Klaus said that the lightweight body was “the general direction we wish to go” with the NSX. Perhaps more carbon fiber will be used, like the recently unveiled NSX GT3?

Maybe a petrol only NSX is in the future too as there’s “nothing in the way of it (NSX) being non-electrified”. Paired with a lighter body and they could be sitting on a Type R version, especially since the original NSX has been over-engineered for various powertrains and even more power.

We’re not certain which variant is coming and at this point, they’re all a likely candidate for production.

NightWing 07-12-2016 01:56 PM

I'm not too sure about convertible... but a targa option would be pretty epic. Putting a convertible will just make it heavier than it already is which would be ridiculous.

FastAndFurious 07-13-2016 08:48 AM

We saw this coming! https://www.nsxforums.com/forum/2016-...s-amazing.html

Acura just needs to release the NSX targa in that iron man purple and have it look like this:

Maybe an all-electric version too so they can compete in the ever expanding EV market. Right now, the only performance all electric vehicle I think think of is the Tesla Model S P90D so there's plenty of room for more models.

NightWing 07-13-2016 09:00 AM

See now that is gorgeous ! That's how it should have been released initially, hopefully that's the next variation we see. But that is true, the Tesla Model S P90D is the only performance production vehicle that isn't outrageously priced.

RedNSX 07-15-2016 09:02 AM

I was thinking of the i8 but that is a hybrid and not an all electric vehicle. We could use more cars like the Tesla Model S P90D on the streets. Sure an all electric NSX would cost more than a Tesla but the design would look sportier and I assume it'll have more power than the Tesla too. Also, the NSX hybrid has a launch mode, that's similar to ludicrous mode.

NightWing 07-15-2016 09:37 AM

I'm actually waiting to see what the comparison is between the NSX hybrid and the Model S P90 D. I think it should be an interesting quarter-mile but I'm sure the NSX has it on the circuit.

|\|SX 07-15-2016 11:00 AM

i wouldn't even mind a T top and it might just help in keeping the NSX rigid since it might lose some of that rigidity as a targa top, unless it was engineered in a way that wouldn't make this a concern.

Shawn 07-15-2016 02:33 PM

Ou a T-Top would be cool as ever. Rarely see those anymore, which would be really nice to bring back for one, and like you said, maintain some rigidity.

RedNSX 07-18-2016 09:08 AM

Would they ever come out with an all electric Targa? Acura will be the first one to produce something like that as far as I know and it'll move them in the green car direction.

Shawn 07-18-2016 03:43 PM

Tesla Roadster was the first all electric targa top car I believe

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