Despite Patents and Trademarks, a Baby NSX isn’t on the Horizon
All’s not lost, but we might have to wait a while before we see the baby NSXby Kirby, on
Bad news, gentlemen. Forget about seeing a baby Acura NSX on the road anytime soon. It’s not happening, at least according to the company’s brand leader, Emile Korkor. Speaking with Autoguide, Korkor admitted that a baby NSX would be an awesome addition to the automaker’s portfolio, but nothing, at this moment, is on the cards.
It’s not the kind of news you’d want to hear from someone who has influence over Acura’s future, so it is disappointing that the baby NSX actually isn’t happening. A car of that scale and potential would’ve made for a perfect complement to the 573-horsepower NSX. The anticipation surrounding the model even gained steam when patent drawings of what was supposed to be the baby NSX were leaked back in July 2017. Those patents were preceded by trademark filings of the name “ZSX” back in 2016. That was another sign that a baby NSX was in the cards.
Unfortunately, we now know that nothing’s going to come out of it, at least for the time being. According to Korkor, the automaker just has too many things on its plate to really consider building a baby NSX. The good news is that — let’s all cling to this one — the door isn’t completely shut on a baby NSX. It could still happen, especially with the progress the company has made in hybrid technology.
Hybrid technology was a different take on a supercar of this degree, and the benefits of the unconventional drivetrain were really incredible
“Hybrid technology was a different take on a supercar of this degree, and the benefits of the unconventional drivetrain were really incredible,” he said. “The hybrid powertrain was a unique way for Acura to bring the NSX supercar back to (the) market and make it just as innovative as the original — but in a different way.”
Is it possible then that we can still keep our hopes and dreams of a baby NSX tucked in the far recesses of our heads? I wouldn’t advise it if you’re the impatient type, but if you can wait for God-knows-how-long, your patience could be rewarded. Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.
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