A few days ago we showed you what could be considered the first official video starring the much-hyped Acura NSX - which was unveiled at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit and expected to debut on the market at some point in 2015 - but that was actually little more than a teaser, lasting just a bunch of seconds, and the car was a pre-production prototype that was going to be displayed at yesterday’s Mid-Ohio Indy 200 race.
However, now we can finally present you with a much more consistent video, showing us the same car lapping the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, just prior to the running of the Indy 200. The car sported custom graphics that speak to Acura’s intention to go racing with the new NSX, and has been driven by a member of the Ohio-based engineering development team. The NSX prototype. Acura announced in 2012 that the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system, an all-new high-performance hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors.
Global development of the new NSX is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation Acura sports car will be produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, at the newly established Performance Manufacturing Center, now under construction.