Featured Vehicle - The 2016 Acura NSX

Acura NSX

2016 ACURA NSX: Super Cars from around the globe are must-sees at the Chicago Auto Show, and that includes the 2016 Acura NSX at the upcoming 108th annual show in the Windy City, Feb 13-21, 2016. At the heart of the NSX's performance capabilities is an all-new twin-turbocharged V-6 mated to an Acura-developed nine-speed dual-clutch that delivers synapse-quick gear changes. Acura's sport hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system increases the dynamic capabilities of the NSX. The front wheels are driven by twin independent high-output electric motors for instantaneous torque response. Around back, there is a rear direct-drive electric motor, housed between the engine and transmission that supports acceleration, braking and transmission shifting performance. The combination of a twin-turbocharged engine with these three electric motors delivers instantaneous "zero delay" yet, broad torque, with total system horsepower north of 550. Fans are praising the ultra-modern styling and powertrain specifications of the next-generation NSX. The initial impressions are of its low and wide exterior proportions - the product of Acura's 'Interwoven Dynamic' design that blends glamorous sports car form and supercar function. Every element of the exterior has been fashioned for total airflow management and crafted after extensive testing at the company's wind tunnel in Raymond, Ohio. Also in keeping with the car's legacy, the new NSX features a multi-material body; an aggressive front design, signature side intake and floating C-pillar to feed the mid-mounted engine. For nostalgia buffs, note the tail lamps that pay homage to the original NSX. Climb inside the NSX cabin and into the form fitting seats; put your hands on the "glove fit" steering wheel, and note the thin A-pillars for an unobstructed field of view. Now, image the thrill of driving this exotic machine on open highways. Chicago Auto Show Historical Fact: The Acura NS-X prototype debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, and was manufactured as the NSX (minus the hyphen) from 1990-2005.

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