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Latest Model 2015 Of NSX Revealed

In a quest to draw more power from its midengine V-6 Sport Hybrid All Wheel Drive and compete performance-wise with cars like the Ferrari 458, the 2015 Acura NSX will have a longitudinal engine layout. Honda showed the engine layout here ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. While the NSX "concept's" exterior design is unchanged from its last auto show iteration, the chassis reveal is new. The first Honda/Acura NSX was built with transverse midengine V-6s, first of 3.0 then of 3.2 liters.

The 2015 Acura NSX, to be badged an Acura in North America and China, and as a Honda everywhere else, is expected to get a high-output, twin-turbocharged version of the new Acura RLX sedan's 3.5-liter V-6, with an electric hybrid system working off a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The all-wheel-drive system will deliver the power for the front wheels through two electric motors.


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What does this longitudinal engine layout actually do to performance? Is that just the positioning of the engine and components in the vehicle?
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Sounds like this is something aimed to keep it's weight balance and center of gravity more to where they want it to be.



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What does this longitudinal engine layout actually do to performance? Is that just the positioning of the engine and components in the vehicle?
longitudinally is used for RWD, and rear bias AWD. Transversely is used for FWD and FWD bias AWD. In BMWs for example longitudinally mounted I6's contribute to excellent balance. You have to consider the pulses of piston firing, transversely the firing pulses operate on the vehicle in a front to back manner (rocking almost) where as longitudinally they pulse out sideways. on an inline engine the pulses are straight up and down...
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longitudinally is used for RWD, and rear bias AWD. Transversely is used for FWD and FWD bias AWD. In BMWs for example longitudinally mounted I6's contribute to excellent balance. You have to consider the pulses of piston firing, transversely the firing pulses operate on the vehicle in a front to back manner (rocking almost) where as longitudinally they pulse out sideways. on an inline engine the pulses are straight up and down...
never knew that, good to know



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Did you guy see the new spy shots that was all over the internet today? It was spied on the nurburgring



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