Acura NSX Awards: 3 Cool Awards the New Supercar Has Won
As a dealership, we know how amazing the Acura NSX is as a supercar. But if you’re genuinely interested in one as a buyer, or simply a supercar enthusiast, our word probably doesn’t hold as much weight as third parties do.
So to give you an idea of how the NSX has been responded to by the press, we’ve compiled a list of three of our favorite awards presented to the NSX. Each are from very unique publications, in very different categories, to prove to all just how spectacular this new generation of NSX truly is.
Let’s take a look!
“Best of What’s New Award” by Popular Science Magazine
Back in 2015, as the NSX was making its debut across the world, the crew at Popular Science magazine took notice. The publication’s Eric Adams wrote at the time “The big story here is the hybrid motor integration. Two electric motors drive the front wheels, while the gasoline engine has its own embedded electric motor to power the rear wheels. The result is an all-wheel-drive system allows for precision-directed power distribution and, of course, improved fuel efficiency.”
Because of the impressive technology and focus on innovation in hybrid performance technology, Popular Science presented the NSX with a Best of What’s New Award.
“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees—are each a revolution in their respective fields.”
“Luxury Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal
As you saw with Popular Science, one of the main focuses of innovation with the NSX is its unique hybrid drivetrain. The utilization of this technology got the attention of Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, who awarded the NSX with the 2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year Award.
“Winners of the 2017 Green Car Awards in Washington DC illustrate just how far the automotive market has advanced in recent years,” said Cogan. “The desire for more efficient and environmentally positive vehicles has grown across the automotive spectrum, including in the luxury, connected, and SUV categories honored at the Washington Auto Show. The auto industry has clearly stepped up in a big way to deliver the ‘greener’ models consumers want to buy.”
“Performance Car of the Year” by Road and Track
Going up against 8 of the world’s latest and greatest performance cars, the NSX received a majority 8 out of 10 votes at Road and Track to be named the publication’s “2017 Performance Car of the Year.”
At the focus of the award was the engineering and technology that made the NSX drivers feel confident and exhilarated at the time.
“Able to compete on level ground with the absolute cream of the conventional crop, the NSX also represents a brilliant basis for the ongoing development–indeed, the ongoing existence–of the performance automobile,” said Jack Baruth of Road and Track.