Gallery: Acura at the 2015 LA Auto Show

The 2017 Acura NSX made its Southern California debut today at the LA Auto Show wearing a new color,”130R White”. We’ve already seen a few street snapshots of the new NSX in white, but it has never been officially displayed until today.

Tyson Hugie is at the 2015 LA Auto Show this morning and has sent in some photos of the white Acura NSX and the rest of Acura’s offerings.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

Acura NSX Wins a “Best of What’s New” Award By Popular Science Magazine

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Next-Generation Acura NSX Named a ‘Best of What’s New’ Winner By Popular Science Magazine

Nov 18, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The next-generation Acura NSX supercar, launching in the spring, has received a 2015 “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine for its advanced, new approach to electrified supercar technology.

“The Acura NSX challenges conventional notions of supercar performance, and it’s great to see our advanced Acura performance technologies receive this kind of recognition,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “With its three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain, the NSX is propelling Acura performance in an amazing new direction and we can’t wait to share the results with our customers.”

Foremost among its many innovations is the NSX’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive powertrain, the first of its kind in the supercar realm. Its three electric motors enhance all aspects of dynamic performance — acceleration, cornering and braking – in numerous ways, including “direct yaw control,” the continuous, dynamic distribution of electric motor torque.

Marrying this advanced and electrified new expression of Acura performance with timeless elements of NSX design, including innovative body construction and superior cabin ergonomics, the next-generation NSX delivers a New Sports eXperience that faithfully translates the inputs of the driver with incredible fidelity and zero delay.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The award is Popular Science’s top prize, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of nominees—are each a revolution in their respective fields.”

For the past 28 years, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top tech innovations of the year. “Best of What’s New” awards are presented to breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in one of 12 categories: Automotive, Aviation, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green, Entertainment, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation. The Acura NSX and all “Best of What’s New” winners are featured in the December issue of Popular Science, available now.

[Source: Acura]

2017 Acura NSX to Make So Cal Debut at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Nov 16, 2015

The production version of the ground-breaking next-generation Acura NSX supercar will make its Southern California debut this Wednesday, November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With its aerodynamically-innovative exterior design completed at the Torrance-based Acura Design Studio, the 2017 NSX brings world’s-first technologies and ultra-advanced engineering to this hotbed of performance car culture as Acura makes final preparations for NSX production next spring.

When it hits the market, the NSX will bring a radically new driving experience to the supercar segment, achieved through the application of new cutting-edge Acura technologies, inspired design and engineering passion.

As it takes center stage here in America’s largest supercar market, the new NSX will also be sporting a never-before displayed color (during media days). And, it will be surrounded by a cast of highly-capable stable mates on the show floor, including the Acura TLX luxury sport sedan and its road-racing alter-ego—the  TLX GT, plus the ILX sport sedan, RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid flagship luxury sedans. Acura’s class leading RDX and MDX luxury SUVs will complete the family circle at the show.

[Source: Acura]

Video: 2017 Honda NSX Suzuka Circuit Footage

Watch the 2017 NSX take on Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit in this two-minute video. The video appears to be produced by Honda and was used in their press conference at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, however this particular YouTube file was found on a Taiwanese channel Carnews and incorrectly labels it a 2015 Honda NSX.

Check out the video below available in high quality HD 720p.

[Source: Carnews via YouTube]

Rendered: Darth Maul’s 2017 Honda NSX

What earthly cars would Star Wars characters choose?

UK automotive website carwow answers that question with 8 cleverly modded car renders, each based on its owner’s unique characteristics.

As it turns out, the new 2017 Acura/Honda NSX is fitting for the Sith Lord Darth Maul:

“We’ve been waiting for the new hybrid Honda NSX for as long as we have a new Star Wars film, but luckily our favourite double-ended lightsaberist has convinced Honda to make sure he gets one of the first cars off the production line. Complete with horned exterior and enough aerodynamic bolt-ons to completely destabilise any car stupid enough to give chase, Darth Maul’s NSX is a wicked work of sinister beauty.” – Tim Rodie, carwow

Check out the rest of the renderings at – The modded cars Star Wars characters would totally drive.

[Source: carwow]

Gallery: Acura at the 2015 SEMA Show

Tyson Hugie is on the SEMA Show floor in Las Vegas and has sent over some shots of Acura’s vehicles – the restored 1993 “Ludacris Legend” sedan, a sport-modified 2016 Acura ILX by Galpin Auto Sports, the next-generation Acura NSX supercar, and a 2016 ILX with the Acura Genuine Accessory package. Check out the snapshots in the gallery below.


A Trip to the Honda Welcome Plaza in Aoyama, Tokyo

If you’re a Honda fan, the Honda Welcome Plaza should be on your list of things of things to see while in Tokyo. Located on the first floor of the Honda Aoyama Building, it consists of a small showroom, a cafe, a demonstration stage, and a store with Honda merchandise and collectibles.

It’s easily accessible from the Aoyama-itchome subway station and the entrance and demonstrations are free to the public.

When I visited last week, Honda vehicles were lined up around the outside of the building with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Honda Legend(Acura RLX) front and center.

Inside, the showroom display theme can change regularly, switching between cars, motorcycles, racing, or other special themes. I was fortunate to catch the TYPE-R exhibition last week which coincided with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. A 1995 Honda Integra Type-R, a 2002 Honda NSX-R, a 1997 Civic Type R, and the all-new Civic Type R were featured.

Honda Robotics also puts on a daily demonstration with their robot ASIMO and for their “Personal Mobility Device” called UNI-CUB. Check the schedule for times. After the demo you can line up for a free photo on stage with ASIMO taken by one of the Honda assistants with your camera/phone.

Lastly, you can take home some souvenirs from the shop which carries a small selection of items ranging from ASIMO toys to officially licensed McLaren-Honda merchandise.

[Source: Chris Tobias – Acura Connected]