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2016 Acura ILX – Tech Features

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Check out some of these amazing tech features that are available in the all-new Acura ILX of 2016:

Standard audio system

It is a standard feature for the audio system of Acura ILX that is extremely easy-to-operate. Some of its features include dynamic and clear sound equipped with 6 speakers inside the car’s cabin. In-depth audio information can be seen at the instrument panel’s top. The audio system’s volume control is sensitive to speed with the volume increasing along with the increase in its road speed.

If you are driving your Acura ILX into a new locality, it comes with a select button with automatic preset that enables you to preset to powerful stations.

iPod and USB integration

It is possible to carry your own digital music library in the Acura ILX on a compatible phone, USB flash drive or iPod.

Navigation controls and functionality

A package called Technology Plus features the Acura Navigation System. The system alone with AcuraLink is probably the finest companion for you while driving since the car audio was invented.  There is also an eight-inch monitor that is placed in the vehicle’s center control panel so that visibility is easier. A location can be easily accessed or an address can be entered from its powerful destination database in the hard drive through a voice recognition system or via an interface dial.  The monitor is able to plot the path taken by you on a map and demonstrate special displays for guiding you through forks, interchanges and freeway ramps in a road. Voiced guidance is also provided by the system when desired.

Test driving an Acura can be great fun. Simply drop in at CardinaleWay Acura.

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2016 Acura ILX – Safety Features

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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The safety features of the Acura ILX for 2016 are advanced and help in making driving an enjoyable and safe experience.

Lane keeping assist system

There cannot be a better backseat driver than this safety feature of Acura ILX. The system takes the help of a camera that offers forward-facing functionality and is positioned just above the vehicle’s rear view mirror. The LKAS or Lane Keeping Assist System functions in a proactive manner to ensure that the ILX remains within a detected lane.

Braking system

The disc brakes in Acura ILX are well-complemented by many state-of-the-art electronic systems so that the stopping performance can be enhanced in practically any type of scenario.  Its ABS or anti-lock braking system is helpful for the driver to maintain steering control even while there is a heavy braking. This is accomplished by stopping the car’s wheels from getting locked up but still enabling them to attain stopping at the maximum level.

Airbags and safety belts

In the event of a collision, the first defense mechanism is of course the seat belts. That is the reason why all the seating positions in an ILX have three-point belts with head restraints. There is a tensioner system for limiting the load in the front seats. All the airbags feature a deployment system that is high in sophistication

The front passenger seat in ILX has sensors deployed to ascertain whether it is vacant or if the occupant is somewhat small for the front airbag of the passenger. If there is a side impact with a moderate-to-severe magnitude, the SmatVent technology of the airbag in the front side gets inflates so that the upper torso of the front occupant and the driver can be protected.

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The Original NSX was an Inspiration to the McLaren F1- II

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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We’ve already talked about how amazing it is that the Acura NSX was the benchmark car in terms of design and handling for the McLaren F1, placed high above competitors like Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Gordon Murray had the opportunity to check out the NSX when Honda was helping make engines for his F1 team, and he hasn’t looked back since.

But what was it about the NSX that made Murray such a fan? Was it its mid-engine layout? Possibly. One of the references Murray had been previously using, the Porsche 911, had a rear engine layout that caused a little bit of drag, something that the NSX almost entirely eliminated.

That said, Murray was also a fan of the NSX’s light, hardy, aluminum suspension and its drive-by-wire throttle. He copied the throttle for the F1 unabashedly, giving credit where it was due. Murray also raved about the driving position in the NSX, saying that it offered the best comfort and handling possible. Murray even liked the air-conditioning units in the car. Needless to say, he was a fan.

Of course, Murray did wish the NSX had more power, and that was one of the things he wished to solve with the McLaren F1. The 627 horsepower V12 that sits in the F1 right now gives it more power than the NSX, but most other design specifications remain NSX inspired.

The McLaren F1 is an amazing car, no doubt, but it owes a great deal of gratitude to the NSX for its excellent design and handling. For more details, contact, CardinaleWay Acura.

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The Original NSX was an Inspiration to the McLaren F1- I

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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The McLaren F1 is as close to poetry as automobiles can get—fast, sleek, and with superior handling, the car was engineered and designed to be the pinnacle of automotive excellence. That said, the brilliance of the McLaren F1 has a lot to do with another car—the Acura NSX.

The story goes like this—Acura at one point supplied engines to Gordon Murray’s F1 team. It just so happened that they were producing and working on the NSX at the time. This serendipitous series of events meant that Murray was able to test the early versions of the NSX.

Now, Murray had been thinking of the F1 a lot at this point. He had many cars held up as models and ideas to choose from, including luxury and sports models from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. However, after checking out and driving the NSX, his ideas of what the F1 needed to be underwent a seismic shift.

Murray decided that the McLaren F1 would have to be faster than the NSX, of course, and all the other competitive cars in the same vertical, but he also resolved that the NSX’s design features, performance features and handling would be the benchmark for the McLaren F1.

Want to know more about what exactly excited Murray about the NSX? Read out page entitled The original NSX was an inspiration to the McLaren F1- Part II to find out more.

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The First 2017 Acura NSX was Sold for 1.2 Million

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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 Usually, when people buy cars, even luxury or race cars, they tend to like bargains. There are long negotiations, and every aspect of the car is broken down into compartmentalized units that all come with a suitable price tag.

Every car, the market seems to believe, should be bought at a price it is worthy of, not more or less, and this fragile system has remained in place for a while.

So, how exactly is it that the first 2017 Acura NSX sold for a cool $1.5 million, especially when the sticker price is only $156,000?

Is it because this car is the coveted VIN 001?

Or is it because most of the proceeds from this sale would go to charity?

The buyer who paid this amazing amount, Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, must have decided that the car was certainly worth the price he paid for both the reasons articulated above.

Of course, he probably also has excellent taste, and really appreciates the jewel of design and engineering that the 2017 Acura NSX is.

Now, though Hendrick bought the car, he still doesn’t have the right to order the first 2017 NSX because the car isn’t even in production yet. Therefore, his purchase is more of a symbolic one, a gesture only strengthened by the fact that he has purchased other V 001 models and houses them in his museum in Charlotte, N.C.

The two charities that will benefit from the sale of this NSX are the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and Camp Southern Ground. For more details, walk into CardinaleWay Acura today.

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Interior and Tech Features Of Acura NSX

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Next-Generation Acura NSX Interior

Acura has a winner on their hands with the NSX, which can give Ferrari a run for their money. Acura has gone one step ahead of the rest of the available supercars. It didn’t just want a fast-torque, high rpm screamer but one that was practical enough to be driven around town every day. Supercars too often focus so much on the outside and improving the engine specs that they don’t get enough time to look into the interiors or give driver comfort a priority.

This car was different from its inception. It has taken almost 12 years to arrive but it seems to be time well spent. Acura, in its bid to make it livable, has put a great deal of effort to give the interiors of the NSX an extremely upscale feel.

The cabin may be compact and a bit cramped, but it is not uncomfortable. The low-stung posture, the epic A-pillars, one of the thinnest, give you enough front visibility as well as sideways visibility. The power adjustable bucket seats with adjustable lumber are very comfortable. It is low. So, the rooftop never cuts in to the front vision of a driver.

The car has standard rear assist and emergency brake assist, tire pressure monitor, analogue tachometer and digital gauges like the speedometer, a compass and one showing the outside temperature. There is also a trip meter. There is hands-free entry and one-touch power windows. There is also climate control, front and rear defrosts, fan speed control and a touchscreen display with some controls also mounted on the steering.

The carbon fiber steering wheel looks elegant. However, surprisingly the tilt and telescopic changes on the wheel have to be made manually. Since this is a gas-hybrid engine, it uses a dual clutch automatic with pedal shifters which sit behind the steering. The most interesting aspect of the cockpit is the large knob that sits in the middle. It allows you to select a few dynamic drive modes like quiet, sports, sports plus and track mode (the car feels best in this mode, true to its sports car lineage!).  The car has a very powerful computer which controls the hardware. As a result, the steering is unresponsive and the pedal shifters are just simulators to give you feedback.

This is a beautiful car. If you want to take a look, come to CardinaleWay Acura.

 

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Braking Technology Used In the Acura NSX

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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 The Acura NSX is a superfast, super-smooth car which has been designed specifically for the racetracks. Its handling is agile and smooth. A very high quality braking system has been used to bring the car to an instantaneous halt as soon as the brake pedal is pressed. Stability control and traction control assists have been added to this feature-rich car to provide you with that extra bit of control when you are taking those sharp turns on the track or a blind corner on the road.

An antilock braking system (ABS) has been provided in all the four wheels of the car and the car also features front and rear ventilated brakes. NSX has proven credentials when it comes to extreme braking. The powerful brakes however won’t overwhelm you or jeopardize the quality of your ride. High quality shocks for damping the impact of extreme braking as well as the roughness of surfaces have been integrated into the car to give you the best journey of your life, every time.

The Acura NSX is equipped with with Brembo six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear monoblock calipers. The car has twin-rotors which are made of extremely light-weight carbon composite material (CCM). The calipers compress the rotors to provide stability. These rotors are adaptive to a range of temperature and provide optimum function.

As the NSX can easily breach the 190 mph barrier, it is therefore a challenge to keep the brakes cool despite the fact that it uses CCM technology.  The NSX has NACA ducts placed underneath to pull air of the flat floor. It then channels the air to the rear brakes and rotors via hollow aluminum subframe. This provides the perfect balance and stability between the front and the back and you can always enjoy a comfortable ride.

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Acura’s Commitment to Sound Safety in Each of Its Vehicles

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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 Acura gives the highest priority to safety along with performance in all its cars. Even in pursuit of high performance and best passenger experience, Acura ensures that safety is never compromised.   Most of Acura’s cars have received the highest ratings of safety from rating institutions in America. Its commitment to safety is well known.

Acura has considered the safety and peace of mind of American drivers and their passengers from the time when it first debuted in the market. In 1987, less than a year after its appearance, Acura offered a front driver’s airbag in its “legendary” Legend coupe, almost 11 years before it became mandatory in the USA. From 1989 onwards, airbags were made standard on all Legend models and trims. Acura had developed an Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system and trademarked it. It first appeared in the 1988 Legend but was soon used in other models of Acura’s lineup as well. Countless additions and alterations have been made to create the perfect safety net in all Acura cars.

The 2015 Acura RDX and MDX models had received 5 stars on all the NCAP side impact and front crash tests. They also received 5-star overall vehicle scores along with the ILX model for that year as well. 2009 was a very successful year for Acura. It received the NHTSA awarded 5-star crash safety ratings for all its models lined up, that year. The same year Acura became the first company to have all its models receive a ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). After 2012, all its vehicles have received the highest possible rating of “good” in all the crash safety tests.

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Acura NSX is an Enchantress with a Lot of Sensuality

Friday, June 10th, 2016

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 The Acura NSX is a twin-turbocharged V6, 24 valve DOHC monstrous supercar with the oomph of a seductress. The sinuous sweeps and bends all over its body add a lot of outward appeal to the car. It is butter smooth, efficient under the hood and very desirable.

It also has 20×11 inch alloy wheels which add more to its glamor. Further its low-slung stance, low cowl and slim pillars make it a terrific fast-road vehicle. These features also improve front visibility.  It delivers aerodynamic performance every time you step into the cockpit and take it for a fast ride. Acura describes it as an “aggressive beauty”.

Acura extensively used superlight, flexible yet robust carbon fiber into the body of the car to give it the strength and the flexibility to withstand the strain and the twisting motion the car experiences at very high speeds. Plus, carbon fiber looks sleek and glamorous. Honda has tapped into vast experience, garnered from successfully designing some of the most notable and successful sports cars of the past few decades for designing the NSX. Although some feel that the flair and attitude of the original NSX is somehow missing and that Honda has unnecessarily made the whole concept very complicated.

There is a carbon fiber NSX exterior sports package in which you get the rear diffuser, front spoiler, side sills and dark chrome exhaust finisher all done up in carbon fiber for a neat and distinctive look. Acura follows a philosophy of “interwoven craftsmanship”. This means materials for car components are chosen keeping two factors in mind- its usefulness/performance qualities and its aesthetic appeal.

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Acura Is Known For Its Commitment to Protection of the Environment

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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 Acura treats the conservation of the environment, reduction of energy usage or implementing sustainable energy policies not as a choice or luxury but as a responsibility to its customers, employees, the local community and the society in general.

Acura’s commitment to the production of efficient cars and responsible car-making demonstrate its determination to fulfill its environmental obligations. Innovative designs, increased fuel efficiency, and lower emissions are the heart of design of every Aura car.

Acura’s pioneering green initiatives have established their manufacturing process as the best example of efficient use of energy resources with minimum impact on the environment. Acura’s factory in Lincoln, Alabama upholds its commitment to preservation of the environment. It is energy efficient and in consonance with the surroundings.

Years of research and constant innovation have made it possible for Acura to become one of the frontrunners in the environmentally conscious automobile manufacturing space.

In alignment with its environmental commitment, Acura is trying to popularize its Environmental Leadership Program, targeted specifically towards its dealers in America. Through this initiative, Acura incentivizes and encourages dealers to voluntarily reduce energy consumption and eventually move towards sustainability.

The program contains three levels which are as follows:

  • There is the silver-level, where dealers are expected to reduce 10% of their total energy consumption.
  • Next is the gold-level where dealers are expected to cut down their energy expense by 30%.
  • At the very top is the platinum-level which expects dealers to reduce as much as 50% of their annual energy usage.

If a Dealer wins a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate from UGBC or it becomes electric grid neutral which means it uses renewable energy for its operations proportionate to the electricity it draws from the local grid, then Acura recognizes the environmental contributions of that dealer by presenting it with a Platinum Award.

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