In 2017, the automaker revived the supercar to a large number of fanfares, mainly from Acura. Then, in 2019, that updated car improved. In fact, the software and hardware that the engineers applied to the supercar made it great. But nostalgia is a hard nut to break. So for some, no matter what the Acura does, the NSX (starting at $ 157,500) will never be the car they remember from when the first George Bush was in the White House. That's fine, the rest of us can enjoy NSX while lurking Bring-a-Trailer auctions.
Meanwhile, the 2019 NSX is a technological marvel that begins with the powertrain. The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) supercar system is powered by a 3.5-liter double-turbo V-6 internal combustion engine (ICE) located behind the pbadenger cabin and three electric motors. The gasoline engine and one of the electric motors drive the rear wheels, while the front wheels have their own electric power plant. So it's a hybrid. But not like a Prius, it's something much better.
The NSX does not have doors that open upwards; Hear open like regular car doors. In addition to the sports seats and the lacquer of the permanent cup holders (you take one out of the glove compartment and push it into a hole in the pbadenger side of the console), the interior of the NSX looks like a normal Acura. There are not many dials or levers inspired by fighter jets. There are some carbon fiber trimmings and half the steering wheel made of lightweight material, but it's really a very faint affair.
Fortunately, driving is not. The SH-AWD combines the power of internal and electric combustion, and the NSX is off the line and goes exactly where you aim it on the road. The roar reminds you that you are behind the wheel of something that will speed up your pulse.
The curves were tight without feeling restless; The cable transmission system did an incredible job of recreating the feeling of the road through a mechanical steering system. The added stress when necessary and reduces it is slower speeds. But you have to slow down and when you do, the NSX will be ready.
The silent mode of the vehicle generates steam in the gasoline engine and, because it is a hybrid with a battery, you can drive it in EV mode. You have the baby on the accelerator, but it is possible to travel the city without using fuel or disturbing the locals. Apparently, if you are going to build a supercar you can live with, you can make sure that your neighbors can also live with it.
Its cable cable system is one of the best I've experienced, it handles incredibly and has the Acura reliability record. So is the total technology package? Yes, not so much.
It is easy to get caught up in nostalgia. The iPhone 4 was the best iPhone. The original Doctor Who is the best Doctor. Shatner forever! The original NSX was and still is an incredible piece of automotive history. But the new NSX is outstanding in its own right. Do not be that person trapped in the past, because Acura's newest supercar is great and we all know that Picard was the best captain in Starfleet.