Cars By Warren / August 15, 2016 Share Tweet Pin Share Share Photo Credit: Zytonits The first generation NSX has been out of production for more than 10 years. The new 2017 Acura NSX promises to be a super car and a regular urban commuter under the same hood. The vehicle is now powered by a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6, perched at V angle of 75 degrees. It’s one of the sports cars that you would want for yourself, if you want to combine design with performance. It is assisted by 3 electric motors placed between the 9 speed dual-clutch, automatic gearbox and the V6, and two on the front axle as well. Looks and Style The 2017 Acura NSX comes in striking shades of blue, black, and red, and sports a menacing look of the super cars. The streamlined body with the front nose, gives the performer appearance. The front grills hide essentials like the AC unit, while enhancing the looks. The ducts on the side draws in air for cooling purposes and the details of the car need some time to be inspected. The large wheelbase and wideness of the car adds to the sporty looks. Interior Photo Credit: Car Release Dates 2017 The 2017 Acura NSX has worked to shed-off unnecessary weight. The basic, yet elegant, cabin feels more like a cockpit with body hugging seats that provide the extra comfort. The buttons on the dashboard and steering, feature the Honda trademark with a nice grip on the steering. The flooring is made of carbon fiber without any form of carpeting. Performance Photo Credit: MotorTrend Thanks to the V6 and the auxiliary motors, NSX can be a gentle performer to a full-fledged sports car. The 4 drive modes range from “Quiet” to “Track” and engaging each one gives a different feel. Everyday driving can be enjoyed in the “Sport” mode, which aims to reach the highest gear to save on fuel — normally hovers around 20 to 22 mpg. The “Sports Plus” mode unleashes the raw power of the V6, where the peak engine horsepower is at 7500 rpm. It is better to go for the optional Michelin Sport Cup 2, which gives better traction and safety. You can feel the strong command of the steering which a car of 573 horse power signifies. The “Track” mode has to be initiated by holding down the dial for several seconds. Though the engineers electronically limited the speed to 191 mph, this mode shows the true potential of the 2017 NSX. The car charges at corners with total confidence and the brakes react from the slightest change of pressure. The claim of 0 to 60 in 3 seconds also gets proved rendering the car its racetrack qualifications. The complimentary power of the electric motors makes the car champion in cornering and straight roads. Safety The seat belts come with audio reminders and there are airbags on the front for driver and rider, sides, side curtain, and driver knee airbag. There is also a “Vehicle Stability Assist” feature to cut corners and come out of them in a breeze. The NSX also comes with traction control and ABS, rear view camera, parking sensors and many other safety tweaks. If you’re looking for a machine that can get the job done, you would love this one. Areas of Improvement While you would love this beast for a number of reasons, here is a look at some of the things that could have been just better: The feel of the steering is lighter at some modes and it doesn’t feel too commanding The default Continental ContiSport Contact 5 P is not suitable for high speed modes The car is really quite lacking the powerful growl of super cars System settings sometimes interfere with driver’s freedom Price Final Verdict If you’re looking for a good sports car that can get the job done, you would love this one from Acura. It packs in quite a punch and offers some features you would love as well. The Acura NSX is a sports car with all the essentials at a price of $156,940; and the software portion can be worked upon to make the driving experience more refined.