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Well this is definitely interesting to hear, not sure how I feel as Honda has always been the N/A kings, but the other half of me says "about time" lol

http://www.edmunds.com/auto-shows/tokyo/2013/2015-acura-nsx-to-get-unique-longitudinal-twin-turbo-v6-2013-tokyo-auto-show.html

Just the Facts:
After months of speculation, Acura finally confirms that the new NSX will be turbocharged.
The 2015 NSX will also have three electric motors and a dual-clutch transmission with "more than six gears."
Unlike the first-generation NSX, the new Acura's engine will be mounted longitudinally.

TOKYO — Confirming months of speculation, Honda officially unveiled the 2015 Acura NSX's V6, armed with a pair of turbochargers.

Acura wouldn't confirm any details or specs on the car other than that the engine will be unique to the NSX and not simply an Accord motor in a pretty package. Just from looking, however, we can tell this V6 is just under 90 degrees and features dry-sump lubrication and direct injection. Assuming a displacement of 3.7 liters, combined with the car's three electric motors, 550 horsepower sounds reasonable, if not conservative.

But the big news here is how the engine is positioned within the car. Unlike the original NSX, the new production model will have its engine mounted longitudinally and not transversely.

Hideki Wakamatsu, Honda's operating officer and chief officer of technology development for drivetrain and e-drive told Edmunds that the change from a transverse layout to the longitudinal one happened recently after extensive testing, but that the change would not delay the anticipated on-sale date of 2015.

Not only does this layout simplify packaging (look at how much material is behind the engine now), but Wakamatsu says that the car is dynamically improved with this configuration.

The Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C, two of the NSX's benchmark competitors, also use a longitudinal midengine layout.

Those of you who are familiar with NSX history will know that this isn't the first time an NSX has gone longitudinal, as the Super GT racing NSX also featured this layout.
http://world.honda.com/news/2013/4131119VTEC-TURBO-Gasoline-Turbo-Engine/index.html

Honda Develops VTEC TURBO Direct Injection Gasoline Turbo Engine That Achieves Class-leading Output and Environmental Performance
TOKYO, Japan, November 19, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has newly developed VTEC TURBO, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. The VTEC TURBO is a new addition to the Earth Dreams Technology, the next-generation powertrain technologies which achieve both the fun of driving and excellent fuel economy at a high level.

2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo enginezoom
2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo enginezoom
1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo enginezoom
1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
With the application of variable valve motion technology such as Honda's unique VTEC along with direct injection turbocharging with highly-fluidized combustion and a thorough reduction in engine friction, this engine achieves class-leading output and environmental performance, while downsizing engine displacement.

Along with existing hybrid technology and diesel engine, the VTEC TURBO that features displacement size variation of 2.0 L, 1.5 L and 1.0 L will be adopted by Honda's future global models in accordance with characteristics of each model and needs of local customers.

Lineup of direct injection gasoline turbo engines

2.0 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
High output and high response were achieved by VTEC, a high-output turbocharger, direct injection technology, and a high-performance cooling system. This is an innovative high-performance engine that realizes the maximum output of more than 280 HP as well as high environmental performance that complies with the EURO 6, European emission standards which will become effective in 2014.

1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine / 1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
These are next-generation compact engines that combine a base engine with a newly designed framework, the VTEC variable valve train system with thoroughly reduced friction, a turbocharger with a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness, and direct injection technology to achieve good balance between high output and torque, above those of conventional naturally-aspirated engines, along with excellent fuel economy.


 

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Curious Gooner
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Yeah i just saw this and was gonna make a thread for it. good thing i searched.

But 2.0L turbo = 280 HP.... Finally!
 

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Curious Gooner
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Slightly upset they left our the 2.4L tho hehe

beggars cant be choosers right?
 

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Curious Gooner
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I think they are a new series of engines.

After clicking around a few links today I also heard they were talking about bringing back the S2000 into the lineup come 2015. Could you imagine the F20 engine turboed, but that's super optimistic.
 

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Modding One Car Is Easy
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A part of me is excited. Another part of me has been let down before after "big news". Until I see otherwise (by "see" I mean on dealer lots) I'll assume that Honda will do what it does best.

Be conservative.
 

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i will believe all or any of this once we start seeing this in person
 
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