After years of waiting and great patience, Acura has finally unveiled the numbers for its exotic, the 2017 Acura NSX. We learn that it will be nothing less than 573 horses that will be divided four wheels.
While the style is static since its official launch at the Detroit Auto Show in 2014, we finally arrive with more precise technical data. It will be remembered that at this time, Acura had maintained that we would see an excess of 550 hp. It is 23 hp more that will be available to us.
On its own, the 3.5-liter V6 produces no less than 500 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. It is necessary to count on the contribution of the electrification to obtain the remaining cavalry. Just behind the thermal, we find a first electric motor of 46 hp and a generous 100 lb-ft. For the front gear, there are two other small mills that offer 36 hp. and 54 lb-ft extra. Everything is powered by lithium-ion batteries (Twin Motor Unit) which are located behind the seats and partially in front of the V6. The set is juxtaposed to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of performance, we get a 0-100km / h in just 3 seconds and a maximum speed of 307 km / h, so it’s a real sport. In addition to this, the contribution to the track and the daily driving of the SH-AWD integral traction system, which will do wonders for the stability of the behavior, must be emphasized.
With one year late, the Acura NSX will finally be a 2017 and not 2016 as originally planned. Although the list of options may be generous, the entry-level model should be detailed in Canada at just over $ 170,000. It is now hoped that the car covers will be ready in time for next summer.
The six green cars to watch in 2016
2015 is coming to an end. Finally, in the automotive world since, as everyone knows, new cars are known several months before the end of the year, and are often on sale well before the holidays.
It is therefore time to watch what the next months reserve for us in terms of cars. From this point of view, expectations are high and choices are numerous.
It is however the world of the green car that will be the most active with again many new cars, announced long ago, which will finally appear in production version in 2016.
As we know, hybrid vehicles are already legion, but we anticipate a strong growth in this area, given the popularity of models in recent years.
It is however the world of the electric car that should progress the fastest. The governments (and Quebec at the top of the list) have already announced their intentions in this area, wishing to see a rapid increase in EV sales.
To achieve this, however, we are counting on new generation green cars that should better meet the demands of consumers. At least, according to the manufacturers.Here is the list of green cars that should make their mark over the next year. Note that the list also includes vehicles that are more performance-oriented than ecology, but whose engines may still be surprising in terms of fuel economy.
Tesla Model X
Here, we cheat a little since the Model X is already on sale since the end of September 2015. But its very high purchase price and reliability issues raised recently by Consumer Reports on the sedan version of the same technology surround the Model X of questions. It will therefore be necessary to carefully monitor its progress, and see if it will be able to repeat the success of the Model S.
Tesla Model 3
Long awaited, the Tesla Model 3 is a star before even exist. The small car should offer both an attractive purchase price (about $ 35,000) and a range of more than 320 kilometers. Elon Musk, Tesla’s boss, has repeatedly confirmed in a press conference that the small car will be efficient and affordable. But it will be necessary to wait in March 2016 to see a real version. If this time we respect the launch date. Recall that the Model X will finally have two full years of delay.
The Chevrolet Bolt is the replica of General Motors at the Tesla 3. The small car is expected to offer more than 320 kilometers of battery life in 100% electric mode, and offer buyers less than $ 35,000, including government rebates . If all goes well, the Bolt would make a first appearance before the end of 2016.
Acura NSX Hybrid
It is certainly not fuel economy alone that dictates the engine in the new, and highly anticipated, Acura NSX Hybrid. Three electric motors paired with a V6 bi-turbo gasoline engine will launch the two-seater car with all the velocity due to its 550 horsepower. His arrival is scheduled for mid-2016.
Ford GT EcoBoost
This almost Canadian supercar (it is assembled by Multimatic, an Ontario firm) will develop the triumph of 630 horses, thanks to its lightweight and its unique engine. Although far from electricity, the GT does not put aside the ecology by using an engine Ecoboost, a bi-turbo V6 whose highest quality will be the performance, but combined with a reasonable consumption. A low consumption supercar?Why not.
The grandmother of all hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius retains its title as the best-selling green vehicle in the world. For 2016, the leader in the standings features a completely revamped 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with greater efficiency and a more modern and sophisticated design, courtesy of a brand new platform. It remains to be seen if she will maintain her popularity, which promises to be more enjoyable to drive.