March 19, 2002
Acura to unveil hybrid DN-X concept car at New York auto show
Torrance, California – Acura released preview photos of its DN-X concept sports which will be introduced at the New York International Auto Show on March 28th.
The mid-engine, all-wheel-drive DN-X concept is equipped with a 400 horsepower hybrid powertrain that combines a high-output, 3.5-litre, DOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine powering the rear wheels and a supplemental Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system that provides additional power to all four wheels via electric motors to produce outstanding performance and unprecedented fuel economy.
The DN-X has been given a lightweight, highly rigid, state-of-the-art chassis tuned to provide good handling and maximum aerodynamic efficiency. A wind tunnel-designed monocoque body, effective front spoiler, independent front and rear double wishbone suspension, large ventilated disc brakes and alloy wheels are just a few of the DN-X’s features.
The DN-X concept also incorporates advanced technology such as night vision cameras, voice guidance, adaptive cruise control, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and the Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS) for increased traction control, and other features to enhance the driving experience.
Additional details on the Acura DN-X concept sports sedan will be available Thursday, March 28 at the New York International Auto Show.