After 10 years of development, the new Acura NSX has arrived for next year.

As the newest gasoline- electric hybrid supercar on the block, the NSX has to stand out amongst similarly priced vehicles. So does it?

Gearheads.org is reporting that the NSX will cost around $150,000, which is not bad at all for a supercar. It is reported that it comes with a mid-engined dual-turbocharged V6, which is assisted by 3 electric motors with 2 of those motors being mounted above the front axle. The NSX is an all wheel drive car, that sports the Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive that has been used in the MDX.  The engine is mated to a dual-clutch 9 speed transmission that has a special launch control system that is reported to give the car astonishing acceleration from a dead stop. It is estimated that the NSX will have around 550 horsepower.

Now that the technical wizardry is out of the way, the NSX has some major problems. It looks… okay. Most of the styling looks stolen from Alfa Romeo, Nissan, and Mazda. The technology in it is great, but it is also like buying last year’s computer. This car was in development for 10 years, and it is already old before it is released. There are just more special cars than it, and for much less.

Put the new NSX next to a Jaguar F-Type, Nissan GTR, or a 911 Turbo, and it just doesn’t really make sense. All of those cars are cheaper than the NSX, and just stand out compared to it. The F-Type is a symphonic beast with amazing styling. The GTR is an absolute Ferrari killer, that stands out like a masterpiece of engineering. The 911 Turbo is a industry standard go-to car that has marveled generations of car enthusiasts. I don’t even like Porsches, and I would rather have the 911.

The NSX is supposed to be the car that saves Acura’s name in the industry, but it is just too late to the game to really matter. This makes me sad, because I love Acura. I’ve owned 2 of them, and thought they were fantastic cars.  My favorite that I’ve owned is the RSX-S, which is the picture in this post.