The Acura NSX – This beauty’s production is to be stopped end of this year.
The successor to the venerable Acura NSX has been announced and it will come with Honda’s SH-AWD all-wheel drive system.
The car is set to have a V10 engine, which I suspect will be chock-full of F1 technology like BMW’s M5 V10.
What’s special about Honda’s SH-AWD (Superior Handling All Wheel Drive) is it not only adjusts torque between the front and rear wheels but it also adjusts between the left and right rear wheels.
This means that during a very high speed turn, torque to the rear wheels is about 70% of total torque and 100% of rear wheel torque goes to 1 of the wheels. The result is improved traction and less possibility of spin-outs.
SH-AWD first appeared in the Acura RL in 2004. The current NSX production will stop this year end.