We already know the next generation of the Acura NSX is scheduled to enter production phase sometime in 2015. But until then we will get the chance to see a preview in the form of a prototype which will make its public debut on August 4th at the Mid-Ohio Indy 200. This low-res picture was uploaded by Acura on the firm’s official account on Twitter. It looks a lot like the concept exhibited earlier this year at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The production model is expected to come with different air intakes, bigger mirrors and redesigned headlights.
The pre-production prototype we mentioned is going to lap the circuit live on NBC as Acura wants as much publicity as possible since they’ve invested a lot of money and efforts on the long-awaited NSX revival. The car will be manufactured at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio and will be powered by a mid-mounted V6 engine mated to an SH-AWD system. All those letters stand for the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive system which encompasses two electric motors motivating the front wheels. There’s also a third electric motor built into the dual-clutch gearbox.
Source: Acura (Twitter)