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Acura NSX Type R Coming in 2018

If you have followed the latest Acura news, you may have already known the 2nd-generation NSX is coming as the 2016 model very soon. Today, news surfaced on internet indicating that an even higher performance variant of the NSX – the NSX Type R is coming 3 years later.


From the news source (Motoring Australia), the NSX Type R will have more than 600hp, coming from the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine and a total of 3 electric motors.

Not only the NSX Type R will get a stronger powertrain, but also it will replace most of its aluminum/steel panels with carbon fiber parts, which is said to decrease the curb weight significantly...

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More Details Released: the 2016 Acura NSX

Three months ago, we have provided a short analysis of the upcoming Acura NSX. Yesterday at a SAE conference, Acura released more technical details about its super-car.


In the press release at the end of this article, you will find the term “ablation casting” appear many times in the description. What is “ablation casting”?

Simply speaking, it is a special casting technology, which the mold can be dissolved immediately after the casting is done, by using chemicals. The benefit of ablation casting is it allows rapid cooling of the casting component, therefore makes it less brittle than the traditional casting methods.

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Exclusive: HR-V Based Acura New SUV Will Go Turbocharged and Hybrid Powertrain

Back in the 2013 Shanghai auto show, Acura unveiled the SUV-X concept car, which is based on the Honda Vezel/HR-V.


Today we have got confirmation from Acura, which indicates the SUV-X has been green-lighted to go into production. Currently its development is in the last phase, and the exterior/interior design has been finalized. The new Acura compact SUV will be in production next year (2016). Its main target market is China.

The biggest news is there are two powertrain options for this compact SUV:

1. A turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (probably shared with the next generation Honda Civic)

2. A hybrid powertrain with one gasoline engine and two electric motors.

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Acura SH-AWD: A Comprehensive Analysis (Updated Jan.8, 2016)

The Acura SH-AWD system (short for: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive) is often described ambiguously in most automobile literature. Some articles even said it is an enhanced version of the Honda VTM-4, which is incorrect.


In this article, we will analyze the SH-AWD in detail, focusing on these three questions:

1. How does the SH-AWD work?
2. Why the SH-AWD can transfer large amount of power to rear wheels constantly, without worrying about the wear and overheating issues?
3. What is the difference between the Acura SH-AWD and the Honda VTM-4 system?


Overview: The SH-AWD Systems

Currently there are 4 different types of SH-AWD:

1. The SH-AWD used on the 2005-2012 Acura RL

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Updated 2016 Audi A6 Got Good Result in IIHS Small Overlap Test

For those who are in the market of buying the Audi A6, if the bigger discount on the 2015 model seems tempting to you, you may want to think twice now, since the 2016 model has some fundamental enhancements which you should seriously consider.


You may have already known major changes in the 2016 A6 are in:

– Upgraded engine output (2.0T: 220hp => 252hp, 3.0T: 310hp => 333hp)
– Minor tweaks to the exterior styling
– Better graphic chips for the LCD display

However, there is at least one more critical improvement made to the 2016 model: the front-end and passenger cabin structure are strengthened, and are more stiff to achieve the “Good” rating in the latest IIHS small ove...

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