2017 Acura NSX

Pros: High-tech powertrain provides dazzling performance; futuristic looks; excellent forward visibility

Cons: High prices; minuscule cargo room; high-tech personality might not be a sensually exciting as other high-dollar exotics

CG Says: The Acura NSX supercar returns for 2017. The first generation of Acura’s “Ferrari fighter” was sold from 1991 to 2005. Both the original and current NSX are two-seat exotic sports cars with a mid-mounted V6 engine.  But the new one is something different: an all-wheel-drive hybrid with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors. One motor is integrated with a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, joining the gas engine in powering the rear wheels, while the other two motors drive the front wheels. The combined output of all motors is 573 horsepower. The base price $156,000, but Acura offers a long list of personalization options that can drive up the price to around $205,000. The original NSX was an exotic that was refined, reliable and boasted surprisingly hospitable ergonomics for a car of its type. The new model follows the same formula, with the added bonus of respectable fuel economy from its hybrid drivetrain.

The Facts
Class

Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Acura
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $156,000

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6/electric
Horsepower
573
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

2017 Acura NSX
2017 Acura NSX
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