[Update 11/19/13: NSX will feature twin-turbo V6 Hybrid engine]
The long-awaited, much-hyped Acura NSX has been appearing at auto shows and in Super Bowl TV ads for what seems like years. But now, thanks to a couple of teaser videos shared by Honda’s luxury brand with its Snapchat and Instagram users, we see for the first time the NSX tearing up the racetrack.
Acura says the car you see here maintains the dimensions and styling of previous NSX prototypes, though the screaming hi-po powertrain under the hood is none other than the production Sport Hybrid All-Wheel Drive system, combining a mid-mounted V6 engine with three electric motors for big power and supercar-level handling. The sound emanating from under that shapely hood is that of a high-revving race car, calling to mind the original NSX and early Honda S2000 models of old.
In our guess-timation, the NSX will be released sometime in 2014, possibly as soon as September. We know it’s a long time to wait, but for now, enjoy these (albeit short) teaser clips.
Acura NSX Prototype – Wet Track (Source: Acura via Instagram)