Acura brings back the low-slung NSX sports car for 2016, and this time around it’s a fast and frugalgas/electric hybrid. A twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine is augmented by a three-motor electric Sport Hybrid drive system (two at the front, one at the rear) to deliver what should be impressive bursts of speed via a nine-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission and the automaker’s Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system. Among its many sophisticated chassis control features, a “launch” function ensures sudden and sure acceleration from a standing start. A fully independent suspension promises adept handling, while carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners ensure sure stopping abilities.
Expect a sticker price in the mid-$100,000 range.