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The 2019 Acura NSX: A hybrid supercar as technologically advanced as it gets.

BY MARK HACKING

THE SPECS
Base Price $157,500
Engine Twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 hybrid
Horsepower 573 hp
Torque 476 lb-ft
Configuration Mid-engine / All-wheel drive
Transmission 9-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 mph 3 seconds (est.)
Top Speed 191 mph

The only hybrid supercar on this list, the Acura NSX is as technologically advanced as it gets. The powertrain blends together a twin-turbocharged V6 gas engine, electric motors at each front wheel, and a third electric motor slotted between the engine and the transmission. The result is 573 total system horsepower and, more impressively, 476 lb-ft of torque, much of it available from the get-go due to the lightning-quick response of electrification. To complete the picture, the NSX also comes standard with launch control, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, and four different drive modes ranging from utterly silent to completely manic. The race version of the NSX utilizes just the gas engine to secure GT class wins, an indication of just how strong the engineering is throughout.

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