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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hennessey Wants to Make the Acura NSX Even Faster


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When the 2017 Acura NSX finally hits the streets, it’ll do so with 573-horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. That’s plenty of juice for a 3,800 pound supercar. However, ‘plenty’ is just a jumping off point for the folks at Hennessey Performance, as they’ve shown us time and time again with their insane tuning projects.
At this time, the Hennessey website offers no details other than saying they’ll offer a wide range of upgrades for the 2017 NSX, including an upgraded twin-turbo system, a stainless steel exhaust system, intercooler upgrades, lightweight wheel upgrades, and more. I would expect there to be lots of fun things that fall under the heading of “more” given Hennessey’s knack for taking things to the absolute limit. After all, they do hold the world record for the fastest convertible in the world.


While I haven’t personally driven the new NSX yet, my colleague has, and his take on it was that it’s the supercar of the future, here for us today. Well, not today as it isn’t on the market quite yet, but it will be soon, and in the meantime you can go to Acura’s website and play with the configurator.
When it actually hits dealerships, the NSX is going to be a huge draw, just like the original R8 was for Audi. And just like the R8, we can’t wait to see what tuners like Hennessey Performance do with the NSX once they get their hands on it.