Like most Acura models the NSX was also sold as a Honda NSX outside of the U.S. and gets its name from being the automaker’s New Sportscar eXperimental prototype. When it was introduced in 1990, the Acura NSX was the first car to feature an all aluminum chassis and introduced the U.S. to VTEC with its high revving 270 HP 3.0 Liter V6 engine before increasing displacement to 3.2 Liters for an additional 20 HP gain. In 2002 the NSX received a facelift and despite the new appearance, much of the NSX remained the same underneath until the vehicle was discontinued in 2005. Despite the modest power and somewhat dated technology, due to the NSX’s low coefficient of drag and lightweight construction, the Japanese sports car was able to compete with some of the most exotic Italian super cars of its day.
If the future Acura NSX will actually look like this, Nissan and Lexus will be in lot of trouble! The V10 supercar looks more aggressive and sportier than the GT-R , and from we could see in the spy shots it looks even better than the future LF-A . I think I’ve just found my dream car!
The car doesn’t have a name yet; what we know is that it will be powered by a 550bhp 5.5-litre V10 with cylinder deactivation technology. That means it will shut down five cylinders when engine load is light, thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The engine will be mated by an eight-speed auto gearbox with paddleshifters is on the cards, while hi-tech four-wheel drive will provide the best possible traction.
It will be built on a modified version of the US Acura RL saloon platform and its body will be a mix between aluminium and steel to reduce weight.
The car will go on sale in 2010/2011 at a price (for UK) of £90,000 (est.).
According to the latest spy shots, the future Aucra NSX will have a Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 37 seconds. If we consider that the Nissan GT-R has a lap time of 7:29 we can imagine that the NSX will be a real competition on the sports car market.
The latest record was achieved by the Pagani Zonda with a lap time of 7:27 (only 10 seconds faster than the NSX).
The 2011 NSX will be powered by a V10 engine that will deliver 500 hp and will have an average consumption of 10 liter per 100 km. The final design will probably be inspired by theAdvanced Sports Car Concept unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show.
Honda is pretty busy with the development of the successor of the legendary NSX. After a period of silence, Honda sends new prototypes for testings, and this latest spy shots were taken in Germany.
The previous prototypes were a S2000 resembling "mule", but this latest one looks more compactly and more muscular. As you know, the future NSX will be badged as an Acura. Initially it was supposed to be called like this in America, but Acura will also go in the Japanese market starting 2010.
The "NSX" is still a code name, as the official name has not been released yet.
The 2011 NSX will be powered by a V10 engine that will deliver 500 hp and will have an average consumption of 10 liter per 100 km.
The future NSX that will be unveiled next year at the Tokyo Auto Salon is just the beginning of Acura’s future RWD line-up. After the NSX supercar will go into production in autumn 2010, Acura will start working on a new range of rear-wheel-drive Acura sports sedans.
Honda has decided to switch to rear-wheel drive for its large sedans and develop a range of more powerful engines. Honda has aspirations to compete with Lexus , Infiniti and BMW in Europe, and Acura is the obvious platform from which to launch that assault. The first new saloon will be a BMW 7-series rival, scheduled for launch in 2015.
As about the NSX, Autocar reports it will indeed be powered by a 4.5-litre V10 engine, delivering around 550bhp and offering racecar-like acoustics. It will also have Chevrolet Corvette overtones, loosing the design of the NSX concept model that has been unveiled at the 2007 Detroit show.
Acura is also working on a S2000 -based sports car, which would replace the aging Honda two-seater and will compete with the Mercedes SLK .
Honda is testing for a long time now the NSX supercar; and even if it won’t be unveiled until 2010, Best Magazine gave us a pretty good idea of how the supercar will look like.
The NSX will be sold under the Acura badge, and will be powered by a 4.5 liter V10 engine that will deliver 550 hp. The AWD super will make the Nürburgring in just 7minutes and 30 seconds: better than the Porsche Carrera GT. The Japanese magazine expects the car to be priced between 12,500,000 and 15,000,000 yen (that’s $125.000-$150.000).
You can read more about our preview of the 2010 Acura NSX in here.
Honda announced that the next-generation Acura NSX will be unveiled later than initially expected. Initially the NSX was supposed to be launched in 2008-2009, but now the company says it will come in 2010.
In the past few weeks we heard a lot about the NSX: first coming and then not coming to the Tokyo Motor Show. And now, it looks that indeed Honda will bring the next, more serious evolution of the all-wheel drive NSX this month as a very last minute press day ‘surprise.’
All automobile enthusiasts love the thrills and passion offered by Italian cars such as Ferrari. The same automobile enthusiasts appreciate the high reliability and easiness in used offered by the Japanese vehicles. It’s been almost two decades since Honda tried to meet all those expectations and offered us the NSX. The Japanese supercar became in the mean while a true automobile icon. As age sooner or later affects even the best, Acura is preparing a brand new successor for the NSX that is rumored to get into production 20 years after its predecessor, in 2010.
At Detroit Auto Show Acura previewed the 2009 NSX with the Acura "Advanced Sports Car Concept". The production version it is expected in 2008, at a price of $100.000 (est). The 2009 NSX will be powered by a normally-aspirated V10 engine with an output of 500 hp. Honda wants the new model to achieve a combined fuel economy of 23.5 mpg. With the V10 the new NSX will be the most powerful Honda ever.The carmaker is aiming for the top in producing engines. The new Honda /Acura NSX will move (...) More