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Έχουν περάσει περίπου 4 χρόνια από τότε που πρωτοείδαμε το Acura/Honda NSX σε μορφή πρωτοτύπου αλλά απ’ ότι φαίνεται, θα περάσει λίγος καιρός ακόμα για να το δούμε να κυκλοφορεί. Ενώ η παραγωγή του NSX ήταν να ξεκινήσει εντός του καλοκαιριού που πλέον βρίσκεται στο τέλος του, με τις παραδόσεις να ξεκινούν αργότερα εντός του 2015, η εταιρία ανακοίνωσε ότι και τα δύο θα καθυστερήσουν…

Το NSX θα κατασκευάζεται στο εργοστάσιο της εταιρίας στο Ohio των Η.Π.Α. αλλά η σημαντική αλλαγή που αποφασίστηκε εν μέσω εξέλιξης, αναγκάζει την Honda να καθυστερήσει την έναρξη της παραγωγής και να την μεταφέρει στην άνοιξη του 2016. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι το μοντέλο θα πωληθεί ως MY2017. Το θέμα είναι όμως ότι δεν ξέρουμε πότε θα ξεκινήσουν οι πωλήσεις/παραδόσεις! Ο αντιπρόεδρος της Acura, δήλωσε ότι θα γίνει μία συνάντηση με τους αντιπροσώπους κάποια στιγμή τον ερχόμενο Οκτώβριο για να αποφασιστεί ακριβώς αυτό αλλά τίποτα δεν είναι σίγουρο ακόμα.

Acura NSX 1

Μέχρι να μάθουμε κάτι νεότερο, η Acura άδραξε την ευκαιρία και παρουσίασε 3 διαφορετικά NSX στο Quail: ένα Valencia Red Pearl NSX με κόκκινο δερμάτινο/alcantara σαλόνι και τις Signature ζάντες ελαφρού κράματος, ένα Nouvelle Blue Pearl NSX με ανθρακονημάτινο κάλυμμα κινητήρα, carbon πακέτο για το εσωτερικό και το εξωτερικό και Interwoven ζάντες ελαφρού κράματος και ένα Berlina Black NSX που είναι σχεδόν πανομοιότυπο με το μπλε αλλά έχει διαφορετικό εσωτερικό, ζάντες και μαύρες δαγκάνες φρένων.

Δελτίο Τύπου

Aug 14, 2015 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — The next-generation Acura NSX is produced at the new, dedicated Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts. With trial production already underway and production start-up scheduled for spring 2016, this world-class manufacturing facility employs groundbreaking techniques in weld, body construction, body painting, final assembly and quality confirmation to ensure the highest levels of precision and craftsmanship.

More details on the unique and innovative manufacturing processes at the PMC will be rolled out over the months leading up to the start of production, but the following highlights of the new facility were shared during the 2015 Monterey Automotive Week:

Innovative blend of people and technology: throughout the PMC, NSX production is centered around the skills of approximately 100 experienced engineers and technicians building the NSX to precise levels of quality and craftsmanship.

All-glass quality confirmation center: A total quality approach to production is evident not only in the mindset of every PMC technician, but in the very design of the facility, with an all-glass quality confirmation center located in the middle of the manufacturing floor. This allows for technicians from every department to monitor all aspects of a vehicle as it moves through the entire production process.

World’s first weld technology: the world’s first use of all robotic MIG welding employs eight robots to apply approximately 900 MIG welds. This surgical welding process results in a space frame that is incredibly precise, in addition to being ultra rigid and lightweight.

Craftsmanship: hand craftsmanship complements high tech robotic processes throughout the assembly of the NSX:

  • Every bolt on the NSX is hand started by a PMC technician
  • Exterior body panels are installed manually at the end of assembly and from the inside out to ensure 100 percent symmetrical side-to-side fitment
  • Lasers are used to find door hem edges, fenders and door gaps in order to install all exterior panels without requiring adjustments
  • Master engine builders: the NSX’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with dry sump is hand assembled by master builders at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant. Each engine takes over six hours to complete and is machine balanced.
  • Each NSX power unit — engine, 9-speed dual clutch transmission with direct-drive electric motor, and front Twin Motor Unit – is bench-tested and broken-in (the engine to the equivalent of 150 driving miles) to ensure that every NSX is track-ready upon customer delivery
  • The engine build process was benchmarked against some of the company’s race engine programs to ensure the highest possible quality and performance standards were achieved

Acura NSX Features and Options on Display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Aug 14, 2015 – CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif.

On display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering was a trio of all-new NSX models, two of which were shown for the first time. As the first build-to-order vehicle for Acura, the all-new NSX will feature an extensive array of factory-installed options. The following features and options were displayed at the prestigious event:

Exterior Features and Options*

Exterior Color Valencia Red Pearl Nouvelle Blue Pearl Berlina Black

Interior Color Red Orchid Saddle

Exterior Package n/a Carbon Exterior Package: carbon fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and exhaust finisher Carbon Exterior Package: carbon fiber front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and exhaust finisher

Engine Cover n/a NSX Carbon Engine Cover: carbon fiber front, side and rear engine covers NSX Carbon Engine Cover: carbon fiber front, side and rear engine covers

Roof n/a Carbon Roof Carbon Roof

Brakes Black Brake Calipers with Ceramic Rotors Silver Brake Calipers with Ceramic Rotors Black Brake Calipers with Ceramic Rotors

Wheels NSX Signature Y-Spoke Wheels NSX Exclusive Interwoven Wheels NSX Signature Y-Spoke Wheels

Rear Spoiler Body-Colored Rear Decklid Body-Colored Rear Decklid Body-Colored Rear Decklid

Interior Features and Options*

Interior Package n/a Interior Carbon Sports Package: carbon fiber meter visor, steering garnish, aluminum foot rest and sport pedals Interior Carbon Sports Package: carbon fiber meter visor, steering garnish, aluminum foot rest and sport pedals

Seats Leather and Alcantara Power Sports Seats Leather and Alcantara Power Sports Seats Leather and Alcantara Power Sports Seats

Headliner Black Alcantara Headliner Black Alcantara Headliner Black Alcantara Headliner

Technology Package ELS Studio Audio and Technology Package: 9-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio, Acura Navigation System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and AcuraLink®, front and rear parking sensors ELS Studio Audio and Technology Package: 9-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio, Acura Navigation System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and AcuraLink®, front and rear parking sensors ELS Studio Audio and Technology Package: 9-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio, Acura Navigation System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and AcuraLink®, front and rear parking sensors