After prolonged speculations and approximations, confirmed news about Acura’s new baby is finally here. Contemplated to be a successor of the iconic S2000, the 2018 Baby Acura NSX looks to deceive its counterparts with its innocent name. Let’s have a look at its specifications which makes this vehicle a little monster.
2018 Baby Acura NSX – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
An aluminium frame along with generous use of carbon fibres shall bring down the curb weight of this vehicle under 3000 lbs. This light weight on amalgamation with a low-flung and sporty design results in a luxurious sports car.
Air intakes take a major part in the designing that is everywhere on the front fascia of the car. Baby Acura receives a pair of streamlined headlights that comes with a jewel-like LED lining around its perimeter. This lining runs across its entire profile and terminates at the sleek yet stylish tail lamps.
To embellish its ergonomics further, large 20-inch carbon ceramic wheels make their place which will come with absolute track levy tires.
Take a look inside; it’s an adrenaline thruster. The 2018 Baby Acura NSX goes with the sporty black and red stripes giving an all-black theme to the driver’s console. A D-shaped steering wheel substitutes the traditional model which provides better leg-room space to the driver.
The dash is a conglomerate of switches and buttons and houses a large touchscreen at the centre. This display will provide all details about the car’s running statistics including its tire pressure, traction control and the good old speed.
This car is essentially meant for the tracks. This makes safety inclusion a primary task of interest. And Baby Acura NSX 2018 does not disappoint either. As per official sources, the race version will come with a roll cage along with 6 way round airbags.
The roadster version, on the other hand, will receive highway safety features; that include forward collision alert, side beam assist, lane keep assist and lane departure warning as well.
2018 Baby Acura NSX – Modification under the Hood
What stands out in this sports car is the incorporation of a hybrid powertrain. To serve the purpose, a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine will make its way under the hood. This will receivable support from an electrical unit which when ignited together will produce power figures of 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
The Baby Acura NSX 2018 is also looking to enter the market with their 2.0-liter hybrid powerhouse capable of producing more than 330 hp. On combining this with 3 sets of electric motors, it will result in a mammoth 400 hp while torque figures are yet unknown.
Such immense power output will make this baby make the 60 mph leap in under 4.8 seconds while 100 mph shall take a mere 9 seconds to the maximum.
2018 Baby Acura NSX – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Baby Acura NSX is a sports car. This speaks for a comparatively high pricing around the $90,000 mark. It should make its way to the showrooms by the end of 2018 and will lock horns directly with the Honda Civic Type R.