Snapshot: New Acura NSX on Interstate 10

Instagram user na2nsx(Jhae Pfenning) posted this amazing shot of the new NSXs and an MDX cruising on the Interstate 10 in Arizona:

“Mark Blomquist caught up with these two 2016 NSXs down in Tucson this afternoon. Perfect addition to our #objectsinthensxmirror thread.” – na2nsx

Click here for an 800×800 pixel version.

[Source: na2nsx/Jhae Pfenning via Instagram]

Video: Red and Black Next Generation NSXs in Arizona

#AcuraNSXOnTour arrived in Arizona late Tuesday night and the lucky few who were at the Acura of Tempe dealership were treated with a rare glimpse of the new NSX in black. Check out a few short clips from Instagram user na2Nsx(Jhae Pfenning) below:

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[Source: na2Nsx/Jhae Pfenning via Instagram)

Snapshots: Acura at Monterey Car Week 2015

Monterey Car Week has just kicked off in California and this year Acura is an active participant in several of the week’s events. The next-generation NSX will be the focus of Acura’s displays, but look out for a few favourites from the past like the 2009 Acura LMP1 race car and the Acura GTP Lights race car.

Check out a collection of snapshots from the event in the gallery above.

[Image Source: ss_customs, spencermodesnickengvallgirlsdrivefasttoo, greeneyevisionct_engineering] 2016 Acura NSX Spy Photos in High Resolution

The new NSX hasn’t exactly been in hiding these past few weeks, so I wouldn’t necessarily call these shots from “spy photos” per se. Nevertheless, the photos were taken with some decent camera gear and are probably the best look at the “production ready” NSX out in the wild.

Check out the full gallery available in high resolution at – 2016 Acura NSX Spied Testing in the Wild in Production Ready Red.


Acura USA July 2015 Sales Report

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Honda and Acura Trucks Combine for New American Honda Sales Record as Company Reports Robust July 2015 Sales Gains

Aug 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda shattered its previous July truck sales record set in 2006, climbing 13.2 percent on sales of 70,613 units leading an overall 7.7 percent increase for the month
  • Honda CR-V has best-ever July with 31,785 units sold for an increase of 11.4 percent
  • Acura RDX jumps 29.6 percent on sales of 4,577 for another July record
  • Acura ILX also has best July with sales up 30.6 percent, joining TLX to boost Acura cars more than 100 percent for the month

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported an increase of 7.7 percent in July 2015, on sales of 146,324 Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda and Acura trucks led the July sales gain, combining for a 13.2 percent increase on sales of 70,613 vehicles. Honda Division sales rose 6.5 percent overall on sales of 131,409 units, while Acura reported a gain of 19.5 percent with 14,915 vehicles sold in July.


With a nearly 20 percent overall gain, sedans continue to evolve into one of the key Acura brand success stories. The recently refreshed ILX steps up with a best-ever July, combining with a still-streaking TLX to push Acura cars up 101.7 percent for the month. The RDX showed renewed strength as it set a new July benchmark with a nearly 30 percent gain, while the MDX is working through inventory issues.

  • The redesigned ILX posted a second straight monthly record, gaining 30.6 percent on sales of 1,613 units
  • The refreshed RDX continued its gains, jumping 29.6 percent with sales of 4,577 units in July
  • Acura sedan sales totaled 5,361 in July, up 101.7 percent for the month.

“With Acura sedan sales continuing to strengthen, the Acura brand is on its strongest footing in years,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “With both sedans and trucks clicking with luxury buyers Acura is on pace for our best sales year in nearly a decade.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for July 2015
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
July July DSR** July July DSR**
2015 2014 % Chg. 2015 2014 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,915 12,480 19.5% 102,002 90,431 12.8%
ILX 1,613 1,235 30.6% 10,084 9,592 5.1%
RLX/RL 213 208 2.4% 1,413 2,292 -38.4%
TL 3 736 -99.6% 84 9,752 -99.1%
TLX 3,530 0 0.0% 25,702 0 0.0%
TSX 2 479 -99.6% 30 5,904 -99.5%
MDX 4,977 6,283 -20.8% 34,397 36,947 -6.9%
RDX 4,577 3,532 29.6% 30,290 25,881 17.0%
ZDX 0 7 -100.0% 2 63 -96.8%
*** ILX Hybrid 0 35 -100.0% 19 306 -93.8%
*** RLX Hybrid 28 0 0.0% 147 0 0.0%
*** TSX Wagon 0 57 -100.0% 2 599 -99.7%
Selling Days 26 26 178 178
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts
** Daily Selling Rate
*** Memo line items are included in the respective model total

[Source: Acura]

Video: 1991 Acura NSX Unveiled as New Clarion Builds Project

Following the success of their first restoration, a 1974 BMW 2002, Clarion Builds has announced that they have selected a 1991 Acura NSX as their next project car:

“Clarion introduces the highly-anticipated, next major undertaking of its Clarion Builds program, the restoration and modification of a legendary year-one 1991 Acura NSX. Following the same principles as Clarion Builds’ inaugural build of the iconic 1974 BMW 2002 (check out our videos on YouTube), Clarion will partner with several hand-selected services and parts providers, as well as specialists that cater to the NSX community and automotive enthusiasts, to bring this tired, 230,000+ mile “everyday supercar” into the 21st century with regards to its electronics, engine, suspension, and everything in between, while staying true to the car’s timeless original design and iconic driving dynamics.” – Clarion USA

See the unveiling video below and follow the entire build process on Clarion USA’s YouTube Channel.

[Source: Clarion USA via YouTube]

Snapshots: New Acura NSX in Austria

Last week we reported sightings of the new Acura NSX testing in Europe with the latest photo coming from the streets of Innsbruck Austria. We were able to track down the photographer named Manuel, a car enthusiast from Innsbruck, and he was able to provide a few more shots of the cars. Manuel told us, “I’ve seen 3(NSX), one with camo, one hand built, and one finished production car.”

Check out the snapshots in the gallery above and follow Manuel on Instagram for more – @manu_blitz.

[Source: @manu_blitz via Instgram]