The new Acura NSX is all about immediacy. It uses electric torque, class-leading chassis rigidity and next-level all-wheel drive electronics to ensure it responds to inputs with urgency. But for a car that goes so stinkin’ fast, it sure took it’s sweet time to get here. Then again, perhaps the one thing you can’t rush is greatness, and that’s what we’re about to find out. Let’s take a look now!
VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, front- and mid-motor, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $155,000 ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 213 cu in, 3493 cc Power: 500 hp @ 7500 rpm Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm Mid Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 50 hp, 109 lb-ft Front Motors: two permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 36 hp, 54 lb-ft (each) Total System Power: 573 hp TRANSMISSIONS: F: 1-speed direct drive; M: 9-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 103.5 in Length: 176.0 in Width: 76.4 in Height: 47.8 in Passenger volume: 55 cu ft Cargo volume: 4 cu ft Curb weight: 3800 lb PERFORMANCE (C/D EST): Zero to 60 mph: 2.9 sec Zero to 100 mph: 7.6 sec Standing ¼-mile: 11.1 sec Top speed: 191 mph FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): EPA city/highway: 19/26 mpg
Many of our customers worry about their cars breaking down, so they buy a new one. That’s fine if you really want a new car, but thanks to improved engineering and technology, you can keep the car you have on the road longer than ever before. The trade off for the improved quality found in today’s vehicles is higher maintenance and repair costs to keep their sophisticated systems running.
If you’ve just turned 16 and gotten your first car, or if you’ve left a large city and had to buy a car because you no longer have access to public transportation, you may not know exactly what to expect. It’s one thing to know how to drive a car, but it’s quite another to know all of the things that come with owning a car. Here are five things that all car owners need to know in order to handle emergencies or keep their cars running longer.