The 2016 Acura NSX is only available as a two-door, two-seater coupe. The Acura NSX optional package is the Technology package, which gives you a navigation system, parking sensors, and a nine-speaker premium ELS audio system with satellite radio. Some packages are also available that equip the NSX with extra exterior and interior carbon fiber cladding. The standalone options include carbon ceramic brakes, upgraded performance summer tires, premium paint shades, various other carbon fiber components, a different wheel style, power seats in two leather options, and a simulated suede headliner.
Launched as a supercar that’s easy to live with every day, the legendary NSX is reborn with a new hybrid powertrain for 2017. This lowly car with a hyper-grinder has serious performance cuts, but it doesn’t quite hold up with the similarly priced non-hybrids from McLaren and Porsche. The twin-turbo V-6 sings when pressed hard and can be turned off to allow the NSX to run silently on electric power alone. The cabin is comfortable for two, but the lack of storage defies Acura’s daily rider claim.
2016 Acura NSX : Interior
Inside the 2016 Acura NSX, there is a huge canvas with leather and aluminum befitting a sports luxury car, a steering wheel with a flat bottom racy, a center console, sill plates, veiled and floating center console. The different driving modes, including monitoring and low speed, all-electric operations are available. The interior upholstery is a mix of soft leather, striking transitions, and an Acura parts box switch. Shift paddles feel cheap and sound good, and in our opinion, they travel a lot when you pull them.
The cabin is not particularly spacious, and storage consists of a small glove box, a cute compartment between the backrests, and two small combs at the top of the central tunnel, aft of the push-button transmission selector. This much. Despite the very wide armrests, there are no door pockets. On the plus side, the leather feels nice and the driver’s legroom is quite large. Cargo volume is limited to a small rear trunk, which gets hot due to its position in the engine.
2016 Acura NSX : Engine
The NSX’s hybrid electric powertrain combines a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with three electric motors for a total of 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. The V-6, a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and one of the electric motors work as a team to power the rear wheels. The other two electric motors work independently to drive the front wheels, and the NSX does all-wheel drive effectively. Going from zero to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, the NSX is far from slow, but not quite as fast as the non-hybrid competition. Razor-sharp handling is expected from a supercar, and the NSX delivers while adding a more cohesive ride quality than some of its rivals.
2016 Acura NSX : Safety
Acura NSX is packed with passive and active features. The sports car is equipped with single-stage driver and dual-stage multi-threshold passenger airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and single-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensors. The front seats are equipped with three-point belts with automatic tensioning and reminders. Active features include Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, Multi-angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Directions, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Position and Pressure Indicators. The NSX is also equipped with automatic high-beam headlights, corner and backup sensors, and cruise control.