When an unreleased car reaches a certain level of buzz-worthiness a snippet of its exhaust note can grab headlines. Such a clip emerged late last month from Acura’s top secret lair. The video barely includes five seconds of footage, but offers the Internet masses the first real glimpse of the upcoming NSX – a vehicle that promises to resurrect one of the greatest sports car nameplates of all time.
The first thing you’ll notice about the voyeuristic footage is that it’s incredibly short, hardly shows anything having to do with the NSX and is locked on infinite repeat. It doesn’t matter. Acura knows any sliver of revelation they leak will be clamored over by NSX fans like Breaking Bad Blue Sky thrown into a crowd of tweakers.
Aside from the video teaser, it’s been established that the upcoming NSX will add a trio of electric motors to its classic mid-mounted V-6 engine. Two of the electric motors will power the front wheels while a third mated to the seven-speed dual clutch transmission will power the rear wheels in conjunction with the engine. Juice will flow to the electric motors via a lithium-ion battery complemented by regenerative brakes.
Acura plans on putting the hybrid power to the ground through a new drivetrain they call “Sport Hybrid SH-AWD”. The Japanese automaker is talking big about the setup, promising it will produce handling performance that will make every other AWD system on the market look like it was designed by David Hasseholff on a bender.
To learn more about what makes the NSX such a special breed of sports car, absorb this video by the guys from the fabulous Drive network. They explain all the persuasive reasons you should buy a post production NSX right now.
Checkout Acura’s official promo video for the new NSX here.