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
One of our favorites, The Monday Morning Mechanic, shows how hitting a pothole or curb can lead to broken shocks and struts and misaligned wheels. These can lead to decreased fuel efficiency, tires that wear much faster than normal, and wasted money. Your best bet is to bring your vehicle into a trusted ASE-Certified auto repair shop (May I suggest Elite Auto Repair?) and have your alignment checked along with your shocks and struts! Come in for a front end alignment check today!
The questions to ask when buying a used car are important for a number of reasons. They’ll help you determine if the seller is a legitimate owner or a broker. You don’t want to be buying from anyone who is pretending to be the owner. Therefore, the questions you ask will always have that in mind. You don’t want to waste your precious research time on dead ends, and brokers are, for the most part, dead ends.