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2018 Acura NSX
Current Base Price: $156,000
The 2018 Acura NSX is another groundbreaking car, powered by a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive drivetrain that combines a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine with three electric motors, melding the latest in hybrid technology with sports car design and performance. While the mid-engine V6 in the original NSX was mounted transversely, the new NSX features a longitudinal twin-turbo V6 combined with a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and a Direct Drive Motor to provide additional torque. At the front, the Twin Motor Unit incorporates two additional electric motors that drive the front wheels independently, providing active AWD while continuously varying torque to the front wheels to improve performance, stability and response. The twin-turbocharged V6 delivers 500 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, and total system output including the Direct Drive Motor and the TMU is 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque.

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