Super Acura – NSX – secrets from the automakers
The main Honda car at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2012 was undoubtedly the concept of second-generation of Acura NSX. Nowadays the automaker announced the start of serial production of this supercar.
The cutty car will be assembled at the Honda plant in the U.S. state of Ohio. The territory of this huge Performance Manufacturing Center is 17,100 m2, and its value is 53,9 thousands euros. At that place engines for NSX will be built (V6).
According to the Honda U.S. division president and executive director Hidenobu Iwata, assembling of the novelty at the Ohio plant was the best decision of the concern. Ohio is currently the most promising region in the engineering and manufacturing spheres.
The Japanese company is not going to stop on production of the current NSX in the U.S., but has already gathered an international group to develop the next generation of the car.
Ted Klaus, the chief engineer of the Honda R & D Americas Research Center, was appointed a head of the group.
Here`s what he has said during interview. The car will be equipped with three-motor hybrid powertrain. In the front there will be two wheel-motors, and under the hood will be mounted V6 petrol engine with an electric motor.
In standard all cars will have an automatic ВЫП transmission, which will transmit torque to all leading axles. Ted Klaus declined the question of whether the engine would be naturally aspirated or turbocharged.
The same thing he did hearing the question of whether there would be the latest Akura P-AWS system installed in the NSX. Though Klaus told that the test mules of NSX already exist, but there is no need to expect them in Nurburgring.
It should be noted that the production of NSX was completely transferred to North America and all the cars will be exported worldwide from there only, not as it was previously done in Japan. Yes, China was spared this time! Apparently, the Honda higher link decided that the Chinese territory may spoil the image of their supercar.