Here’s What An F1 Driver Really Thinks About The Acura NSX


Is it a real supercar or just pretending to be?

As a Formula One driver and Indy 500 winner, Alexander Rossi has driven plenty of high-horsepower cars throughout his life. But that fact isn’t necessarily the best predictor of which car he’ll choose when given the opportunity to drive any car in Motor Trend’s (MT) press fleet. During a visit to MT's fleet, Rossi passes up the chance to test out a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat in order to take a spin in the new Acura NSX. It’s not that the man is crazy: He just knows that horsepower isn’t everything.

What he’s more interested in is how the next generation of supercar will preform.

You Might Also Like
Outstanding Sports Cars Nobody Wants To Buy
Outstanding Sports Cars Nobody Wants To Buy
5 Luxury Carmakers That Are Racing To Smash Tesla
5 Luxury Carmakers That Are Racing To Smash Tesla

Given that the Acura NSX is one of the first hybrid supercars with a reasonable (relatively speaking) price tag. It’s a prelude of an industry change that has yet to come. And it’s coming alright, with BMW, McLaren, Mercedes, and even Porsche claiming that there is no more room for the internal combustion engine and its wasteful pollution habit once more stringent regulations go into effect. So if this is the future, what does Rossi think? For starters, he's not exactly averse to hybrid hypercars, claiming how he would one day like to own a McLaren P1. But at the end of the day, he enjoys using the NSX's launch mode for fun and the hybrid drive tech for an easy ride.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews

2017 Acura NSX Review
Acura NSX Coupe
2017 Acura NSX Review