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Acura NSX, Coupe
#35 of 42 Re: nsx [dcastaneda]
Apr 20, 2008 (9:55 am)
From one of the car web sites:
Last we heard Acura designers still couldnít decide on the look for the next-generation Acura NSX supercar. According to AutoCar, Honda has finished worked on the new NSX and sources say that the front-engined V10 supercar will be unveiled at next yearís Tokyo Auto Show.
Sources have told AutoCar that the fugly looks of the NSX concept have been completely redesigned since itís debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show.
ďIt now has Chevrolet Corvette overtones,Ē sources say. Power is still to come from a 4.5 liter V10 engine that produces around 550-hp, enough to take on the Nissan GT-R.
Sources at Honda have confirmed that the rear-wheel-drive platform of the NSX will spawn a new range of sports cars with Acura badges on them. Honda will also switch to rear-wheel-drive for its large sedans including the RL and TL.
While the RL may eventually go to a RWD platform I doubt it will get the NSX engine. This new V10 will probably be saved for some new un-announced full size offering.
May 01, 2008 (10:33 am)
Hondaís NSX replacement has had several false starts, with the company scrapping the carís design after the publicís largely negative response to its Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept, shown at 2007ís Detroit Auto Show. Beyond the styling difficulties, ensuring the car will compete successfully with Lexusís LF-A, Nissanís GT-R, and Ferrari and Lamborghiniís sport-focused offerings is also taking time. But the company is sure it will do so, and the target date is 2010.
Speaking with MotorAuthority, Acura spokesman Mike Spencer confirmed several details of the upcoming NSX replacement. The car will definitely be powered by a V10 engine, and it will be equipped with the companyís SH-AWD system. There has been some discussion of a possible four-wheel steering system (4WS) for the NSX replacement, but Spencer suggested the SH-AWD system would achieve most of the benefits of 4WS without the added complexity.
The original NSX was a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive V6-powered car, so the replacement will share little in common with it from a technical point of view. The replacement is also unlikely to share the NSX name - Spencer referred to it only as the ĎNSX replacement.í
Pricing of the NSX replacement will also be a bit different than the original. The low price of the NSX - $60,000 in the U.S. on its 1990 debut, rising to just below $100,000 by the end of its model run in 2005 - will no longer be so low, with pricing to compete with its performance rivals from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
The NSX replacementís primary competition at Ferrari and Lamborghini will come most likely in the form of the F430 and Gallardo, respectively. Both start around $180,000, and according to Spencer, current exchange rates between the Yen and the U.S. Dollar mean the NSX replacement will be priced in line with that figure.
Pricing the NSXís replacement at effectively double the price of the last model means Honda/Acura is positioning the car as a direct competitor to Europeís elite supercars - not a budget alternative.
Nissanís GT-R is priced to fit into the latter category, although its 2+2 seating configuration and hefty dimensions take it out of direct competition with lightweight two-seaters anyway. Lexusís LF-A supercar is perhaps a more direct competitor for the NSX replacement and its European counterparts, and rumors of its pricing range from just over $100,000 to nearer the $170,000 mark, tending to confirm that Nissanís GT-R isnít the LF-Aís target, either.
When it debuted in 1990, Hondaís NSX was hailed by many as one of the best performance cars ever to come out of Japan, and it equaled several of the established European sports cars of the day, including Ferrariís 348. Its use of high-tech materials and design would set the standard for the next decade.
Although the original carís 5.2 second 0-60mph time and 13.3 second quarter-mile time would qualify it more as a sports car than a supercar by todayís standards - Nissanís latest 350Z posts similar numbers, and the standard Corvette coupe beats both figures by at least 0.4 seconds - the updated replacement is shaping up to be a purebred supercar, with a price to match.
#39 of 42 Re: there will be another one [lexi4life]
Mar 29, 2011 (4:02 pm)
My guess is that the earthquake will delay everything.
#40 of 42 The 2013 NSX was at the Detroit Auto Show
Feb 06, 2012 (4:52 pm)
This forum is really out of date. The new, very shapely 2013 NSX was advertised at the 2012 Super Bowl and has been to the Detroit Auto Show. The good news is that it will be S-AWD and have both a V-6 mid-rear engine and two electric motors, making it a very efficient and very fast hybrid sports car.