Finally! 2015 Acura NSX Prototype to Lap Mid-Ohio Before Indy 200 Race
Maybe Acura shouldn't be taking so long to debut its second-generation NSX supercar. We saw the first concept arrive in 2012 with great fanfare. Of course, the first NSX--New Sports car eXperimental--was a car that showed Ferrari that it needed to re-evaluate everything it had done up until then. The NSX prototype was tested by (Honda-powered) McLaren racing legend Ayrton Senna. The new car is riding on some lofty expectations. And, finally, we'll get our first look at the car in motion on August 4 when the car takes to the track before the Indy 200 race at Mid-Ohio Raceway. Broadcasted live on the NBC Sports network, the first running prototype of the 2015 Acura NSX will be out on a track that its driver should be all too familiar with. The 2015 Acura NSX is being developed in Marysville, Ohio, for an international market. Its test track for development is the famed Ohio circuit--not exactly the Nurburgring, but a darn-fine track (Note: I say this as a native Ohioan.). If it does help the NSX's credibility, the 2013 SRT Viper was also partially developed at Mid-Ohio. But the NSX is a far different beast from the old-school bruiser. The 2015 Acura NSX is an aluminum-built, mid-engine sports car powered by Acura's three-motor hybrid system--one electric motor per front wheel and one paired with the engine. The engine, by the way, will be a 3.5-liter V-6 that will send its power to the rear wheels. All told, the car should produce well in excess of 400 horsepower, command a price upwards of $100,000, and be among the most technologically advanced vehicles in the world. Unfortunately, the version you can buy is still a ways off. Expect to see it enter production sometime in early 2015. Source: Acura
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