Although the Acura NSX has been hyped everywhere from auto shows to Super Bowl commercials, we still know relatively little about the car. Fortunately, Acura NSX development chief Ted Klaus has revealed more details about the model, promising it will deliver “the excitement of the 458 at the price of the 911.”
It is known that the Acura NSX will feature a V-6 engine paired with two electric motors. Official stats have yet to be released, but Klaus is apparently not fixated on performance numbers.
“The NSX has never been about a set of figures on a piece of paper,” Klaus said, speaking with Autocar. “As with the original, the eventual power figure won’t grab headlines, for instance, but the qualities that you can’t write down, such as driver involvement and pleasure, are the ones that will matter.”
The Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458 comparisons give a glimpse of what to expect for the NSX. The 911 is priced between $85,000 and around $180,000, and some speculate the NSX will split the difference at $110,000. Breed this with a 570-horsepower 3.0-seconds-to-60-mph Ferrari 458, and this is apparently what the NSX will look like.
According to Klaus, the Acura NSX, is also being measured against the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, McLaren 12C and other sports cars. The Acura NSX launches in 2015.