2021 ACURA NSX.- If the idea of a supercar you can drive every day is intriguing, the 2021 Acura NSX is an excellent choice. It’s not as hard to get in and out as other six-figure sports cars like the McLaren 570S, and its hybrid powertrain can be quiet when you need it, unlike the Mercedes-AMG GT. Don’t take that as it doesn’t have great acceleration power (how do the 573 horsepower sound?), but the flexibility to light a drag track in one minute and quietly tiptoe into your unique neighborhood the next is something that makes the NSX unique. While its performance is impressive, it is not as impressive as that of the Porsche 911 Turbo of similar price, but its ride is refined enough to avoid being punished on rough stretches of pavement.

What’s new for 2021 Acura NSX?

2021 ACURA NSX has added a new color, Long Beach Blue Pearl, to the NSX Options Sheet for 2021, a reference to its sponsorship of the Long Beach Grand Prix in California. Otherwise, the hybrid sports car enters the new year unchanged.

Acura does not separate the NSX line into versions, so there is only one model that you can customize to your liking. We like bright colors, so it is essential to opt for Indy yellow or thermal orange; any of the tones will cost you more. You can go crazy with the colors inside; none of them cost more, and the schemes include indigo blue, red, saddle (brown), orchid (white) and ebony. If you can bear your extra cost (with your choice of silver, red or orange calibrators), it’s worth upgrading the carbon ceramic brake rotors if you plan to take your NSX to the track.


* 2021 Acura NSX Coupe package includes price from $159,495

Engine, transmission and performance

2021 ACURA NSX.- While it will certainly meet your need for speed, the NSX cannot outperform some key rivals such as the Audi R8 or McLaren 570S. In our tests, he still achieved ultra-fast acceleration times and achieved a 3.1-second race from zero to 60 mph. However, its only electric silent mode gives you something your rivals don’t have: discretion. The NSX’s hybrid-electric powertrain combines a 3.5-liter V-6  with three electric motors with a twin turbocharger for a combined total of 573 horsepower. The V-6, nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and one of the electric motors operate as equipment to drive the rear wheels. The other two electric motors operate independently to drive the front wheels, providing the Acura NSX with all-wheel drive. In sporty and quiet modes, steering is direct and precise, but light to the touch, which we believe is an attempt to make the Acura NSX feel maneuverable on a day-to-day. However, such a configuration feels out of place in such a performance-oriented vehicle. In Sport Plus and Track modes, the electric power steering system marks more weight. Regardless of the configuration, the steering is sharp and the car intelligently responds to the driver’s slightest input.


Interior, comfort and cargo

2021 ACURA NSX.- Considered the daily supercar, the NSX is certainly comfortable and intuitive enough for almost anyone to use as a daily driver. But its cabin doesn’t have the luxury amenities and premium feel you expect from an Acura, let alone one that’s meant to compete with the best in Germany and England. Our test car featured optional leather and synthetic suede seats, synthetic suede roof lining and carbon fiber upholstered steering wheel. Bright red leather attracted the youngest of our staff, but some found it squeaky and youthful. While the seats are comfortable, we’d prefer more thigh support, and enthusiastic drivers probably want more side reinforcement as well. For something that’s marketed as the daily supercar, the NSX’s indoor storage cubicles aren’t particularly comfortable. Its trunk is located just behind the engine, which could be problematic to transport home your Hoagen-Dazs. Besides, we managed to put only one of our carry-on bags inside the small trunk.

Infotainment and connectivity

2021 ACURA NSX.- A 7.0-inch touchscreen info and entertainment system with built-in navigation comes standard and is connected to a nine-speaker ELS Studio stereo. As with some other interiors, the touchscreen system is taken from smaller Acuras and Hondas, and the same complaints we have about them also apply here. The system interface already seems obsolete and we find that the menu settings are not intuitive. To make matters worse, its lack of redundant buttons and the unsy manageable touch-sensitive volume slider, which makes precise adjustments difficult, add an extra layer of complexity.

Safety and driver assistance features

2021 ACURA NSX.- Its lack of driver assistance functions and the absence of crash test data could raise concerns for safety-conscious consumers; neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Road Safety Insurance Institute has completed NSX crash tests. A complete standard airbag system provides an acceptable level of protection. Key security features include:

* Standard front and rear parking sensors

Warranty and maintenance coverage


* 4 basic years / 50,000 basic miles

* 6 years transmission / 70,000 miles of transmission

* 5 years of unlimited corrosion/corrosion miles

* 8 Components Hybrid / Electric Years / 100,000 Miles Hybrid / Electrical Components

* 4 years roadside assistance / 50,000 miles of roadside assistance


2021 ACURA NSX.- Acura offers one of the most complete coverages in the segment. While Audi, BMW and Porsche offer a 50,000-mile  or four-year limited warranty, none provide as much powertrain coverage as Acura. NSX’s sophisticated hybrid electrical components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.

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