Earlier this year, Acura finally admitted that they had been working on an all-new NSX. Other than confirming it will have V10 power, Acura announced few additional details as well. It turns out there are two prototypes under consideration, one a midengine vehicle like the current car, and the other a front-engine setup.
According to our contact in Japan, the front-engine layout is looking like the front-runner at this point. Although it will run most of the power to the rear wheels, a version of the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive currently used in the Acura RL will be used to send some of the power up front when needed.
A redesigned version of Acura’s upscale MDX midsize SUV is debuting for 2007 with more of everything: distinctive styling inside and out, a longer wheelbase, a new powertrain, higher towing capacity and mind-boggling technology. Among the noteworthy features are an optional navigation system with real-time traffic updates and a climate-control system that works with the navigation to adjust interior temperatures relative to the position of the sun.
Safety equipment now includes standard front-seat whiplash-reducing head restraints and a rollover protection system that automatically deploys head-curtain airbags if the vehicle flips.
The new generation of the MDX aims straight to complete with the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne. Cargo capacity and off-road capability are no longer the key metrics when contesting market share with those lithe Germans. To instill the same level of driving excitement in the MDX as is found in its new competitors, Acura’s engineers headed to Germany’s Nurburgring, which is prized for its ability to expose chinks in a car’s driving dynamics.