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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hot Wheels 2017 Acura NSX




In 2013 Hot Wheels released the show car version of the Acura NSX that would eventually become the production model.  Now for 2017 the NSX, now made in the U.S.A, is ready for production and Hot Wheels has released a version of the production version.  Is it more than a repaint of the concept car?




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The NSX changed the exotic car world on its end when it was released in 1990 with a reliable and stylish car that even with the smallest engine would do battle with cars twice or three times its price.  After a long successful run the NSX was discontinued in 2004, beginning the start of indecision on how or what the next NSX would look like.  After several concepts and an economic downturn in 2009 Honda has finally settled on what the next NSX should be and showed it as a concept in 2012.  The NSX has sharper styling with LED jeweled headlights that would be the trademark for the Acura brand.  The car was still mid-engine, powered by a V6, and a two-seater, but there are some differences: instead of two transmission options the only transmission is the 9-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission connected to a 3.5L DOHC V6 that is longitudinally mounted instead of inline with the rear wheels.  The V6 is then paired to an electric flywheel motor, with the addition of two electric motors for an all-wheel drive setup.  Total horsepower is 573.



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It may look like a recolor of the 2003 show car, but in fact it is not; it's an entirely new casting.  The dark blue really sets this car off and adding to that effect is the gray double 5-spoke wheels.  The front has the detailed jeweled headlights, more sharper than before, with the beak-like grille and lower intakes just like the concept.  The hood gains larger vents while the side profile gets a more pronounced C-pillar that stands out more.  The rear has detailed taillights that stand out more in the dark color with the detailed Acura badge.  The reverse lamps move from the lower scoops to the inner C of the taillights, while the dual exhausts exit out to the center.  The base carries over unchanged, while the roof gets a touch of black but is not part of the windows.  The interior is improved for a toned-down look from the show car.  The gauges, with a digital interface, shares some controls with other Acura products.  The 3-spoke steering wheel is flat-bottomed and has large paddle shifters just behind.  The center stack now houses a touch screen with HVAC controls below, while the center console does not rise as sharply as the concept and has the controls for the transmission engagement and driveability settings.  The biggest change is at the rear where the once blank engine compartment is finally filled with engine details; unfortunately that means not much to look at on the real car.  The only thing visible is the cooled turbocharged air coming from the intercoolers entering the center intake in a V-pattern.



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Despite not changing much over the concept, Hot Wheels has done a nice job with the added features on the new production NSX and will fit quite nicely in the line.



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