TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - At the Canadian International Auto Show
in Toronto, Acura today unveiled its new, highly-anticipated NSX
Concept, showcasing the evolution of the next-generation supercar's
styling, including a look at one possible direction for the interior
"The NSX will be the ultimate expression of Acura's commitment to
bringing driver and machine together in perfect synergy," said Ryan
Kelly, Senior Manager, Acura Sales and Marketing. "Its advanced
technology will deliver new levels of performance and break the mould
of what a modern supercar can be."
Based on the expected underpinnings of the vehicle that Acura will bring
to market, the new NSX Concept maintains its low and wide stance with
the dynamic and alluring proportions of the original NSX Concept that
debuted at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show.
With clean, modern and simple surfacing with edgy details, the NSX
Concept communicates a supercar attitude and a high-tech feel that
invokes a clear emotional response. With this latest version, a glimpse
at one potential direction for the interior design was showcased, with
a concept founded on a "Human Support Cockpit" theme - a strong
expression of Acura's product direction focused on "the synergy between
man and machine." This interior package boasts outstanding visibility,
an exotic driving position and an intuitive "Simple Sports Interface"
that minimizes interior clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the
"Consistent with the spirit of the original NSX, this car will satisfy
the psychological and emotional desires of driving a modern supercar,"
said Kelly. "That special connection to the vehicle is crucial and will
be true of all Acura vehicles moving forward."
With the aim of delivering a new sports car experience that combines
next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced
environmental performance, Acura announced a year ago that the Acura
NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated
to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive)
Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is an all-new, three-motor high-performance
hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with
advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors -
one motor integrated with the V-6 engine and two motors driving the
front wheels - along with an all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
The system enables instant delivery of negative or positive torque to
the front wheels during cornering to achieve a new level of driving
performance unparalleled by current AWD systems.
Further information and photos are available upon request or by visiting
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. The Acura
lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury
performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the
ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury
sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
Image with caption: "The highly anticipated Acura NSX concept was unveiled at the 2013 Canadian International Auto Show. (CNW Group/Acura Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130214_C5495_PHOTO_EN_23778.jpg
SOURCE: Acura Canada
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