Not only is team Corvette
taking shots at the Nissan GT-R
, besting its 'Ring time
in the process, so is Acura
with its well-publicized NSX
replacement. Though we've seen more spy shots
than you can shake a stick at, there are a few more renderings over at 7Tune
if you are so inclined. What's more interesting, though, is news that the 5.5L V10 engine expected under the hood of the supercar
will include relatively aggressive cylinder deactivation technology. The V10 will reportedly be able to cut its cylinder count in half by running as a 2.75L inline five-cylinder when its full capacity isn't needed. We would imagine that would be quite often, as the car's expected power output of six-hundred horses attests.
In what seems like a highly unlikely possibility, some sources are also reporting that a version of the V10 engine from the NSX could see duty in a future Acura RL
sedan. Considering that the RL
has never featured anything more than six cylinders underhood, this would be an extremely radical departure for Acura
. In other words, don't hold your breath.