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.
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.
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The Acura NSX supercar exemplifies the precision crafted performance that lies at the heart of every Acura vehicle. Developed out of years of racing experience, the NSX sets the benchmark for Acura technology, combining world-class performance and styling with exceptional drivability and refinement.