The production of the second generation Acura NSX (Honda NSX) has been postponed till Spring 2016, a minor delay from the previously announced time of fall 2015.
Acura has stated in a press release that the sports car will now be sold as MY2017 (not MY2016) and the main reason for the hold up is the change in the engine layout that occurred midway through the development process. The initial plan was the utilise a naturally aspirated V6 engine, but later on the engineers decided to add two turbochargers and shift to a longitudinal configuration. This has added significant time to the engineering process.
After the production-spec version of the NSX was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, Acura had said that the orders for the car would start from this summer with the deliveries commencing from 2016. But now both the dates will be pushed back. The vehicle will be manufactured at Honda’s facility in Ohio, United States.
Under the hood, the Acura NSX will get a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that will combine with three electric motors to produce up to 550 hp. The power will be transferred to all the wheels of the car via a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
More information can be found in the press release embedded below.