Last month, our team here at your local Acura dealers serving Andover, Acura of Peabody, was thrilled to learn that our engaging and impressive performance sports car, the 2017 Acura NSX, had earned the title of “Performance Car of the Year” by Road & Track! The 2017 Acura NSX bested eight of the top sports cars in the world due to its potent mix of performance, style, and emotion. Keep reading to find out more!

Road & Track has been awarding the “Performance Car of the Year” to sports cars for the past five years. In order to be named the “Performance Car of the Year,” a vehicle is put through a rigorous four-day test. The testing occurs both at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park in Kentucky as well as through the back roads of Kentucky and Tennessee. During the four-day testing process, each vehicle is evaluated on a combination of emotion, performance, and value. For the performance aspect, editors take notes on acceleration, braking, handling, shift points, sound level, and weight all accounting for weather conditions during testing.

Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura, had this to say about the 2017 Acura NSX and the award:

“Every aspect of the NSX—acceleration, braking, and cornering—is a precise, new experience. Having the NSX recognized by Road & Track’s esteemed group of evaluators is not only a great honor for the car, but a testament to the skill, determination and challenging spirit of our team—we are immensely proud.”

To learn more about the 2017 Acura NSX and everything that it has to offer, head on down to your local Peabody Acura dealership to speak to a member of our team and take a closer look today!