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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2016, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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The perfect everyday supercar :)

So what makes a perfect everyday supercar you ask?

The Acura NSX

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That’s accompanied by a soundtrack of the 3.5-litre V6. It’s quite a rich sound – not as soulful as an original NSX’s, but that’s no surprise – a fairly smooth sound, overladen with wastegate chatter but no noise from the electric motors. They’re fairly modest in capacity but Honda’s engineers say they fundamentally affect the NSX’s cornering balance once you’re near the limit.

The NSX rides on two-stage magnetorheological dampers, but even in their firmer setting, it feels compliant over bumps and kerbs. They’re not ‘road’ and ‘track’ settings; more like ‘any road’ and ‘smooth road’. So you have to give a thought to body movements, but I don’t suppose more than you would in, say, an R8.

And the NSX is capable of pulling a) huge speeds in a straight line and b) significant cornering forces. Although you can’t hear the motors doing anything, you can sense their work in either case. At low revs they fill the torque gap while the turbos spool, so acceleration at any revs feels supercharged-strong.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 10:11 AM
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'road car' is probably the best way to describe it, at least in the current spec, since Acura did state they have plans to come out with something more and improve on what they have here. Plus even the tires they give you as standard show this intention of having it as a road car.

At least unlike a GT-R it will feel more refined and not all race car like, heard from too many people that being in the GT-R for extended time frames can be bothersome.



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2016, 09:20 AM
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Acura may com out with a Type R for the NSX, thus making this first model release the city driver.



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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2016, 11:47 AM
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Even the Type R version can be seen as a road car to some extent, the NSX as we currently know it can also be turned into something unfit for the street... that's when you turn off the nanny's. Type R just might have a harder/stiffer ride and be a slight bit uncomfortable during long drives. But some gear heads will learn to live with that and accept it, small price to pay for something that will be very rewarding.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2016, 09:10 AM
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The Type R may not have the electric motors and you can turn off AWD in the current NSX but we just don't know how. The Type R may have it turned off by the factory and turn into a RWD car. That will make it a car that's more suitable to drift around the track, making the current NSX a city car.



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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2016, 11:49 AM
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But assuming the NSX Type R will have more power and will be overall a higher performing vehicle on the track and street, it should still have AWD from the factory and even with the same ability as the NSX we currently know to switch to RWD. All that extra performance has to be controlled somehow and AWD is one way to control a big part of it.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 09:00 AM
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I'm sure Acura can figure something out to add power and still have a rear wheel drive NSX. If Ferrari can do it with the 458 Italia, why not Acura? And this will quiet those people who are complaining about the NSX being too safe when it comes to the drive dynamics.



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 10:59 AM
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Tires should have something to do with how that power is put down and in a safe way, along with the transmission, after all they're going to put more power into the Type R, but still need it to be a streetable car, it's what the brand is all about. The older Type R NSX might be something good to refer to.



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