Acura NSX Roadster Previewed as Avengers Movie Prop
Acura has finally decided to unveil its new NSX Roadster that will be used by the character Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), played by actor Robert Downey Jr in the upcoming movie ‘The Avengers’. The car was created specifically for the film and Acura intends to use its appearance in the movie to gauge interest in the car. Acura has formally announced its participation in the latest movie as the official vehicle of the fictional government agency S.H.I.E.L.D, a role it first played in last year’s Thor. The model bears an unmistakable resemblance to the hard-top NSX Concept down to its beak-like grille.
If built, the Acura NSX Roadster will be powered by the same Acura Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system as the hard-top. The new system features a gasoline V-6, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and three electric motors.Two of the electric motors run independently of the V-6 engine and are used to power the front axle. The third electric motor is matched with the V-6 and dual-clutch transmission, all of which drive the rear axle. You have the choice of multiple driving modes, including electric- or gas-only modes, plus a hybrid mode calling on both electric and gas power and offering all-wheel drive capability. The bilateral torque control system instantly generates negative or positive torque to the rear wheels during cornering, providing what Acura calls an “on-the-rails-cornering” experience.
The new Acura NSX supercar is due in showrooms in about three years and the NSX Roadster will launch shortly after. The Avengers opens in cinemas nationwide on May 4, though more than 130 Acura dealers will be hosting pre-release screenings before that date.