ARCHIVES

Acura Galleries

Acura NSX Prototype Debuts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Posted by   on August 4th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Prototype

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura NSX Prototype Excites Racing Fans and Sports Car Enthusiasts Alike Lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Prior to Honda Indy 200 Race

08/04/2013 – LEXINGTON, Ohio

A prototype Acura NSX lapped the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio today, just prior to the running of the Honda Indy 200, exciting fans in the state where the NSX is being developed and will be produced, and showcasing the steady progress being made toward the planned 2015 launch of Acura’s next-generation, mid-engine supercar.

The Acura NSX prototype lapped the 2.4-mile winding road course, driven by a member of the Ohio-based engineering development team. The NSX prototype sported custom graphics that speak to Acura’s intention to go racing with the new NSX.

“With leadership from our R&D and manufacturing teams here in Ohio, we are developing a next generation sports car that will be equally at home on the street and on the race track, so it is natural for us to showcase the prototype vehicle here at Mid-Ohio,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “It is exciting for us to see the prototype running on the track, reflecting the great progress we’re making toward the 2015 global launch of the NSX, as we engineer a new sports-car experience for customers around the world.”

Targeting next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, Acura announced in 2012 that the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.

Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® is an all-new, three-motor high-performance hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors – one motor integrated with the V-6 engine and its all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT) driving the rear wheels, and two independent motors driving the front wheels. The system enables instant delivery of negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering to achieve a new level of driving performance unparalleled by current AWD systems.

Global development of the NSX is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation Acura sports car will be produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center, now under construction.

[Source: Acura]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura Motorsports, Acura News, Acura Official Releases, NSX
Tags: , , , No Comments

Gallery: “The Perfect NSX” – Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX

Posted by   on July 10th, 2013 No comments

Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX


Titled ”The Perfect NSX”, Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX steals the August 2013 cover of Modified Magazine. As one of the most customized Acura NSXs on the planet, Jeff’s build gets a full feature in the issue, which includes a write-up and more high res photos from Ginash George(Synth19 Photo). You can view Ginash’s original feature on this car from 2011 at JDM Chicago - Project Widebody- Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX.

Pick up a hard copy of Modified Magazine or download a digital copy over at modified.com.

[Source: Synth19 Photo, JDM Chicago]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, NSX
Tags: , No Comments

Acura at Pikes Peak 2013

Posted by   on July 1st, 2013 3 comments

HPD Pikes Peak Acura TL

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place in Colorado this past weekend with two Acuras taking part in the race. The first-generation Acura NSX driven by James Robinson finished 4th in the Pikes Peak Open class with a time of 11:45.518, while Brian Shanfeld’s fourth-generation Acura TL finished 14th in the Time Attack class with a time of 13:31.197. Full race report from HPD can be viewed at hpd.honda.com.

[Source: Honda Performance Development via Facebook]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura Motorsports
Tags: , 3 Comments

Gallery: NCE Acura TL Convertible

Posted by   on June 27th, 2013 2 comments

NCE Acura TL Convertible


Newport Convertible Engineering(NCE) chops the top off of a fourth-generation Acura TL to create a very unique four-door convertible. Complete with a functional soft top, roll bar, and gold racing stripes, I’ll admit it’s an interesting conversion, but definitely not something I would want Acura product planners to get any inspirational ideas from.

[Source: Newport Convertible Engineering]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, TL
Tags: 2 Comments

Jonathan’s Polished Metal Metallic 2013 Acura ILX

Posted by   on June 27th, 2013 No comments

Jonathan's 2013 Acura ILX

Besides the Acura OEM kit, there currently isn’t many options for ILX owners looking to add aerodynamic mods to their vehicle. AcuraZine member Jonathan(aka usdmJON) recently installed a front lip with success, and from what I can see, it looks fantastic. Originally meant for a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, the rather simple looking front lip actually goes a long way in adding some aggressive style to the ILX. I might even say I prefer this look over the OEM Aero kit.

Check out a few shots of Jonathan’s ILX above, or visit his new progress thread on AcuraZine - usdmJON’s 2013 ILX build.

[Source: Jonathan via AcuraZine]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, ILX
Tags: No Comments

Gallery: Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV4 Wheels

Posted by   on June 5th, 2013 2 comments

4G Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV4 Wheels


A recent shoot from Vossen Wheels puts a 4G Acura TL in front of a gorgeous view of Manhattan’s city skyline lit up at night. The featured Crystal Black Pearl TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV4 Wheels – F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.

Enjoy the images in the gallery above or visit vossenwheels.com for super high-res images.

[Source: Vossen Wheels, Ronaldo Stewart Automotive Photography]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, TL
Tags: , 2 Comments

2014 Acura MDX Images

Posted by   on May 31st, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura MDX

Filed under: Acura Galleries, MDX
Tags: No Comments

Motor Trend: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

Posted by   on April 22nd, 2013 1 comment

2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4 - Courtesy Motor Trend

Similar yet very different, Motor Trend compares two “full-size” luxury sedans: the all-new 2014 Acura RLX and the 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

Specs-wise, the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 and the newly released 2014 Acura RLX almost are twins. Each sedan is powered by a midsize, 24-valve V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic. The Acura’s wheelbase is a mere half-inch longer than the Caddy’s, while exterior dimensions are within inches of each other. (The XTS is a bit longer and wider.) Comparably equipped, both cars wear stickers just above $60K. Yet in execution and character, the Cadillac and the Acura turn out to be surprisingly different machines, each offering a decidedly different take on what a sport-luxury four-door should be. So which one best delivers? Arthur St. Antoine, Motor Trend

Find out which vehicle comes out on top at Motor Trend - motortrend.com: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

[Source: Motor Trend]

Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura Reviews, RLX
Tags: , , 1 Comment