Acura NSX Prototype

The Acura NSX Concept made our list of the "Five Future Green Cars We're Most Excited For" back in 2012. To think that was before we saw these teaser videos of the rip-roaring hybrid supercar:





Acura posted the above video clips of the NSX Prototype to popular social media sites Vine and Instagram earlier this week. While the blue blur shown in the clips is, by name, a prototype, Acura says the car is powered by "the production vehicle's mid-mounted V6 engine mated to Acura's innovative new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system." The NSX's unique Sport Hybrid system makes use of no less than three electric motors, which combine with the V6 engine to deliver "performance equivalent to that of a V8 engine with fuel economy better than that of an inline 4-cylinder engine," according to Acura.

The Acura NSX prototype is scheduled to make a public appearance at Mid-Ohio Raceway on August 4th for the Honda Indy 200. If all goes according to plan, Acura will build the production version of the NSX in nearby Marysville, Ohio in 2015.
[Source: Autoblog]