On paper, the hybrid Acura NSX sounds needlessly complicated with its three electric motors and V6 engine. In reality, it is a superbly engineered sports car with searing pace and far more economical running in daily commuting than other cars with similar performance. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors combine for 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque, chaneled to all four wheels via the brand’s Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive System. A nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard.
The mid-engine NSX is a real looker with its 19-/20-inch staggered alloy wheels, Jewel Eye LED headlights, power-folding mirrors, and extensive aerodynamic tweaks like multiple air intakes to assist with engine cooling. The two-seater cabin boasts dual-zone climate control along with a seven-inch touchscreen interface, semi-aniline leather/Alcantara seats with heating, and navigation. A range of exterior/interior carbon-fiber upgrades are available.