Acura NSX Concept
It looks like we'll get to see the production version a bit sooner than that.
According to Auto Express, a Honda executive at the Sao Paulo Motor Show has confirmed the production version of the new Acura NSX will make its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.
The Honda executive also revealed the styling of the production NSX will be nearly identical to that of the concept car.
While powertrain details have yet to be released, it's expected the new NSX will be a hybrid, with a direct-injected V-6 paired to a sport version of Acura's all-wheel-drive system. A dual-clutch transmission will send power to the rear wheels, while two electric motors mounted on the front axle provide power to the front wheels.While no formal announcement has been made, a Honda executive has commented that the new NSX will be entered in some form of GT racing, potentially as early as 2014.
The new NSX is being engineered and will be built here in the U.S. The work is being handled by Honda's R&D Americas at a plant in central Ohio.