Road and Track has reviewed the 2017 Acura NSX. The publication asks in its headline, "Does the 2017 Acura NSX Live up to Its Legendary Predecessor?"
It;s a bit of a difficult review to write up since there are no official performance numbers yet. But we do know some things about the NSX.
There's a twin-turbo, dry-sump, 3.5-liter V-6 behind the passenger cell good for 500 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. It raps to an impressive 7500 rpm, pulling to redline like a good Honda mill.
The reviewer is able to talk about the hybrid powertrain in detail though, which is nice to hear about since that is the new thing about the NSX.
The system uses the electric motors with their instant, brilliant torque, to fill in the powerband while the turbos wake up. There's no lag. None. You'd never know they were back there if it weren't for the whistle of forced induction at your ear and the off-throttle chatter. If electrification really is coming for us all, I hope and pray it looks just like this.
They point out a weight issue with the NSX, despite it using lightweight materials.
There's also the weight issue. Despite a chassis intense with lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, this car tips the scales at just over 3,800 pounds – some 700 more than the fattest first generation machine. And, like the original NSX and the Ferrari 458 Italia, the new car only puts 42 percent of its heft on the front tires. The engine may be in the middle, but the weight isn't.
It's a lengthy review, which is all the more valuable because there haven't been many reviews on the 2017 NSX as of yet. Definitely worth the read.
2017 Acura NSX - First Drive