In the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark (Robert Downey), also known as Iron Man and co-founder of the titular superhero team, drives off in a dark-red Acura vehicle. At the time, it was a concept for the forthcoming NSX, which was being reintroduced after a decade of absence. The vehicle that would eventually become the 2017 Acura NSX embodies the personality of Tony Stark’s character: sleek, powerful, intelligent, and attractive—and knows it.
Under the hood of the 2017 Acura NSX is an all-aluminum twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that provides 500 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The mid-mounted engine is joined with a 9-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, which has auto-shift ability for enabling smooth-as-silk gear-shifting control. The NSX uses what is described as a “sport hybrid” version of Acura’s Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system. That means that rather than draw power from the engine itself, this drivetrain relies on an electric motor for each wheel. Notably, the front wheels get torque vectoring control under acceleration and braking. The results are improved efficiency and cornering.
For restraint and cushioning in the event of a crash, the 2017 Acura NSX comes with a driver’s knee airbag, a pair of front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, and an overhead side curtain. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock Brembo® disc brakes, traction control, brake assist, and electronic vehicle stability. The theft-deterrent system on the NSX combines remote keyless entry with engine immobilization.
With so much work put into the technology of the NSX, it’s no surprise that it carries over into the 2018 model year—its second—completely unchanged.
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