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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hennessey Performance Will Upgrade The 2017 Acura NSX



The Acura NSX hasn’t even hit the streets yet but, aftermarket company Hennessey Performance is already letting future NSX owners know where they can go for an upgrade package.


Most of the time, Hennessey upgrades vehicles from American manufacturers like Ford or Dodge with the odd Nissan thrown in but, now they’re moving on to the next hot item, the 2017 Acura NSX and it could be their first ever Acura performance upgrade.

As far as we know, Tesla is the only company that has upgraded an electric powertrain so Hennessey will most likely leave the electric motors alone. That means they’ll be all over that 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. Nothing too specific has been released yet but they have provided a general list of upgrades on their site.

“Hennessey Performance will be offering a wide range of 2017 Acura NSX twin turbo engine performance upgrades including upgraded twin turbo system, stainless steel exhaust upgrade, intercooler upgrades, light weight wheel upgrades and more.”

Maybe we’ll see the NSX in various levels of tune and upgrades for different power outputs like the Chevrolet Corvettes on their site.

Deliveries of the new Acura NSX have not started yet so the wait for an upgrade once that is underway may be a long one.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 08:56 AM
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Just stay away from Hennessey Performance. The power increase numbers may look great but they have a reputation in the automotive world. No idea how they're still in operation to this day.



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It's going to be interesting to see what they can do with the NSX and see if they plan to even touch the electric motors but that doesn't mean I'll hand them my NSX to mod in any way. Maybe seeing an aftermarket company like Hennessey try to increase the performance of a hybrid will spur others to do the same. Give us a few more options if we ever decide we need more power.
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It's going to be interesting to see what they can do with the NSX and see if they plan to even touch the electric motors but that doesn't mean I'll hand them my NSX to mod in any way. Maybe seeing an aftermarket company like Hennessey try to increase the performance of a hybrid will spur others to do the same. Give us a few more options if we ever decide we need more power.
Being the reputable tuning company they are, I doubt there will be any harm done, these guys are well known for what they do. But you can always take an entry-level approach to tuning by getting ECU tunes, that way nothing but the ECU is touched and worked on.



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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 08:48 AM
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The problem with tuning a vehicle is the chance that you'll reduce the engine's reliability and shorten its lifespan.



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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2016, 08:27 AM
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Hennessey Performance has just given Top Gear some juicy info.

1. They definitely won't touch the hybrid motors and instead work on the twin turbo engine.
2. It's more about improving the vehicle's efficiency with exhaust back pressures, intercoolers, etc
3. We won't be seeing a 1,000bhp NSX but maybe around a 50 to 100bhp boost.



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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-29-2016, 10:35 AM
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that increase in power will still be valuable to us as long as where along the powerband power is increased is serving most of us effectively and that will be more in the lower RPM's.



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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-04-2016, 09:03 AM
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It's not a large power boost compared to their other model upgrades and I don't really need to increase efficiency when it's already a hybrid.



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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 08:43 AM
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50 to 100bhp may not be comparable to the 1,000bhp NSX but that's still a huge power boost compared to what most other aftermarket companies are able to produce. Even with just 50bhp more, you'll feel the difference.
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If done more on the lower end then yes you'll feel it, even with just how much more responsive the throttle can feel. Would be even better if some brands come out with a whole tuning kit that even adjusts the transmission as they might find ways that better complement the kit than what it's like in OEM spec.
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