Acura NSX Still Testing Hard at Nurburgring, Despite Ban on Lap Record

Acura NSX Still Testing Hard at Nurburgring, Despite Ban on Lap Record - Video 1 photo
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I swear, there's always something broken about the Nurburgring. First it's money problems and now they won't less automakers have their competitions to see who's got the fastest rides.
Unfortunately, the new restrictions came into effect before Acura could set a lap record with the all-new NSX supercar. That means the Civic Type R hot hatch is technically the fastest car ever made by Honda.

They might not be willing to let that happen, which is perhaps the reason why the NSX can be seen testing on the track once again. The hybrid supercar killer is revving its twin-turbo V6 engine right to the red line in this next video, shot at the famous Karussell corner.

As the chin spoiler scrapes along the concrete, we get a fresh reminder of the incident the NSX encountered during earlier testing. One of Acura's prototypes suddenly caught fired, putting a major hurdle in from of this project.

Having made its debut earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the NSX is now awaiting the start of production. It's expected that the powertrain will deliver an output in the region of 550 horsepower, while the starting of around $150,000 will make it relatively affordable.

Honda officials have made it very clear they want to offer Ferrari 458 performance for Audi R8 money. However, they are not going to skimp on features. Considering this is a flagship, we expect to see the best interior finishes Acura has ever put on a car.

However, we're mostly concerned with how the 75-degree V6 and the advanced 9-speed DCT handle under track conditions.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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