A Sub-NSX May be in the Works at Acura

2012 Acura NSX Concept High Resolution Exterior
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The NSX project was on and off like a bad high school fling all throughout the mid-2000s and finally, after mulling around, Honda decided it was time to let the NSX breathe. In the midst of all of that on-and-off movement, Honda planned, then scrapped, a smaller version of the NSX. This entry-level sports car was slated to go into the slot once owned by the now-defunct S2000, but when the NSX was axed, so was its baby brother.

Reports out of Japan, via Motor Trend, are pointing to the chances that this sub-NSX model is, in fact, a reality and will be chauffeured into the Acura lineup. According to the report, the baby NSX will essentially look like its full-size brother and even share a lot of its parts. The only real difference will be the overall size of this low-level NSX and its drivetrain.

The drivetrain is really a mystery on this compact, mid-engine sports car, as there are many directions that Honda can take it. With the NSX boasting a nasty V-10 setup, Honda could use either a V-6 or 4-cylinder option without intruding into the area reserved for its upcoming flagship sports car. Rumor has it that this smaller NSX will feature a turbocharged, direct-injected version of an existing engine, likely either the 3.5-liter V-6 or 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine.

With the NSX’s release date still not concrete - we anticipate it being in showrooms sometime in the 2015 model year - we can only guess that the smaller NSX would be a 2016 model year vehicle. If Acura does release this baby NSX, we assume that his would extinguish any talk of releasing a replacement for the S2000 in Honda’s lineup.

We’ll keep our eyes out for any additional news on this possible baby NSX and pass on whatever we can to you.


Source: Motor Trend

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  (28) posted on 09.28.2012

I never thought that they can make this Acura NSX. I think this car will be popular because it’s in the movie.

  (100) posted on 09.27.2012

Wow. I think it will be great if Acura is the one who will made this one.

  (116) posted on 09.26.2012

After seeing it on the movie, I’m so excited that they are now pursuing to produced the Acura NSX, much better than the Honda model or version.

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