Thoughts About and Opinions of the 2017 Acura NSX

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When Acura stopped producing the first-generation NSX back in the mid-2000s, fans of its styling, reliability, and performance started waiting. When it announced it was going to make a new version of it, NSX lovers began hoping. Once Acura released details about the 2017 NSX, those who loved the original model commenced talking.

Honda-Tech forum member atomevolution said, “Nice to see Honda stepping back in to the supercar world. The car looks and sounds like a monster.”

However, some of you had less positive reactions to the new NSX. Ryanthegreat1 chimed in with: “Has the same EPS and brake servo as the current gen Civic Hybrid. Talk about numb.” Although the 2017 model has a nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox, BrakeExpert said, “It’s an automatic!!! Booooooooooooo.”

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Another person who shared his thoughts about the second-gen NSX is Jason Cammisa, the senior features editor at Motor Trend. In the following video, he echoes some of your sentiments. Although he isn’t particularly fond of the NSX’s exhaust note, he is shocked and impressed by the car’s lack of turbo lag. He knocks the steering for lacking feel and coming across as dead. Cammisa laments the fact that Acura made the ’17 model so complicated and without a true manual gearbox. Ultimately, he deems it fast and capable, but not particularly engaging.

Now that NSXs are rolling out of the factory, some of you have probably had a chance to drive one. Do you agree with Cammisa’s assessment of it?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Texas State University, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism from Austin Community College as well. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including and, Derek also contributes to other outlets. He started There Will Be Cars on Instagram and Facebook to get even more automotive content out to fellow enthusiasts.

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