2013 Acura NSX Concept is mid-mounted V-6 connected to a dual clutch automatic transmission with a built-in electric motor, which sends power to the rear wheels. An additional pair of electric motors sits at the front axle to provide all wheel drive via what Acura calls a Bilateral Torque Adjustable Control System.
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) system.
The by wire all wheel drive/hybrid layout should save weight compared to a conventional driveshaft based system. As it did with the original NSX, Acura is aiming for a light car with a high power to weight ratio and impressive fuel economy, all of which portend well for the production car.
The concept interior which is filled with plush materials as well as carbon fiber, and features a clutter-free design. Acura plans to install a touch-screen interface to handle many of the driver inputs.