An Acura NSX prototype has caught on fire at the Nürburgring. It is a complete loss.

An Acura NSX prototype has caught on fire at the Nürburgring.

Details are limited but the car was putting in a lap on the Nordschleife when witnesses started to see flames coming out of the rear end. The test driver eventually pulled over at the Pflanzgarten and escaped without injury. This is rather fortunate as the fire quickly spread and made the car a complete loss.

As we have previously reported, the NSX will be built at Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. It will feature a mid-mounted V6 engine and a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that has two electric motors that power the front wheels as well as another motor that is integrated into the dual-clutch transmission.

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Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames at the Nürburgring