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2016 Acura NSX: Acura drops more details

We’re still patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2016 Acura NSX, but some of the NSX’s engineers recently shared some of the technical details about the NSX at the SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition.

2016 Acura NSX

We’re still patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2016 Acura NSX, but some of the NSX’s engineers recently shared some of the technical details about the NSX at the SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Details about the NSX’s construction, airflow management system and some details about its hybrid powertrain were discussed at the dinner.

2016 Acura NSX

The NSX will be Acura’s first model to get a new aluminum-intensive multi-material space frame design that cuts weight, but maintains rigidity. The 2016 NSX will also be the world’s first automotive application of new ablation casting technology and the first vehicle to use a three-dimensionally formed, ultra-high-strength steel A-pillar.

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The NSX is powered by a three motor hybrid system that includes a new twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 and two electric motors. The longitudinally mounted twin-turbo V6 engine is mated to an all-new, Acura-developed 9-speed DCT with an electric motor. Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system is also part of the mix. Lastly the its three-motor Sport Hybrid power unit is cooled through 10 heat exchangers.

2016 Acura NSX

“Our goal is to create something altogether new and exciting, something that advances the concept of a next generation supercar in the spirit of the original NSX,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX. “In order to provide NSX-level value, we needed to push ourselves to experiment with, refine and then realize many new technologies.”

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