The time seems to have come where if an automaker wishes to enter the serious supercar maker league than they need first to burn at least one prototype during a testing session. Acura’s latest second generation Supercar NSX, which is to be available in showrooms in 2015, suffered a feat similar to the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. The Acura NSX’s prototype which cost approximately $100,000, in an unfortunate testing session lit on fire and became a cause for headline in a major tabloid. The two occupants luckily came out of the blast unscathed.
It began as a spying session to capture the latest advancement in Acura’s supercar, but turned out to be a capturing event of sorts. The testing session being held in Nurburgring came at a standstill when its prototype burst into flames, leaving photographers in a state of frenzy to capture the best shots possible. The testing session seems to have been unsuccessful for this latest supercar automaker, but it definitely made headlines, giving Acura chance to be in the limelight.
The Acura NSX 2015 will have numerous significant alterations in its overall design, as has been hinted by the Acura automakers. This second generation NSX sports car will have a highly sophisticated all-wheel drive hybrid system. This will be comprised of a trio of electric motors and a V6 3.5litre engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The V6 will be the most important part and aspect of the Acura NSX that is, it will be this time longitudinally mounted as opposed to what was initially planned which was a transverse layout. This transverse layout was part of the first generation NSX. An addition in the form of a twin turbo-charging system can be expected. The engine will be unique to the NSX.