The long awaited second generation (Acura) NSX has finally arrived and on the face of it, it looks to have been well worth the wait.
Brimming with the latest hybrid petrol/electric technology, the new NSX features a 9-speed dual clutch transmission, four wheel drive and a superb fly by wire braking system. The 3.5 litre V6 outputs around 500bhp, supplemented by two electric motors adding another 73bhp, bringing the total to 573 bhp. The manic acceleration (0-60mph in 2.8 sec) is amazing considering it's relatively modest power to weight, but is helped by the generous 476 lbft of torque available from just 2000rpm.
The NSX is no lightweight at over 1700Kg, but handling is mighty, thanks to torque vectoring, a LSD and active yaw control. Styling wise it is spot on, with a crisp modern feel and wide, aggressive stance. Interior is a techno-fest, with all the electronic gadgets you have come to expect from Japanese supercars.
Competitively priced at around £150,000, it remains to be seen if the NSX can outshine it's rivals and earn the legendary status of it's predecessor.