When we think of an exotic Japanese car, it is often the Nissan GT-R which immediately comes to mind. However, theAcura NSX is another legendary car that has quite a history.
When he was head instructor at the Jim Russell Flying School at Circuit Mont Tremblant, the journalist from the Car guide Gabriel Gélinas has had the chance to test the NSX since its initial development.
The first generation of the NSX, built between 1990 and 2005, remains an almost sacred icon for performance car enthusiasts. Its mid-engine, a 3.0-liter V6, was fitted with the VTEC system, and there was a five-speed manual transmission. Depending on the market, the vehicle was sometimes sold under the Honda brand instead of Acura.
The return of the NSX did not arrive before 2016. We then prioritized a hybrid engine where a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 was associated with three electric motors. Its electrification allows it to switch to all-wheel drive and offer an inordinate power of 573 horsepower!
In this new episode of the Au Volant podcast, Gabriel Gélinas recounts some anecdotes about the Acura NSX and compares the two generations of the model.