Honda NSX ConceptJanuary 13, 2012
A new Honda NSX hybrid supercar concept has been revealed at the Detroit Show.
The NSX Concept makes use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V6 engine and employs several new technologies, including a new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system.
The NSX Concept is based around a favourable power-to-weight ratio. Utilising a unique 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system, the new hybrid all-wheel-drive system can instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering, which Honda anticipates will deliver handling performance unmatched by previous AWD systems.
In addition to the handling benefits of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, a next-generation VTEC V6 engine with direct-injection, works in with a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor, to create supercar acceleration with efficiency.
Speaking at the Detroit Motor Show, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd, who led the development of Honda’s first NSX supercar, explained the values of the new NSX, “Like the first NSX, we will again express high performance through engineering efficiency. In this new era, even as we focus on the fun to drive spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities.”
Badged as an Acura in the US, the new NSX is expected to go on sale in the next three years.
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