Flashback Friday: Acura NSX in Fast & Furious

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Jordana Brewster's Acura NSX in Fast & Furious

Whether you love, or love to hate the Fast & Furious series, its ongoing success has made sure the films just keep on coming. The sixth installment of the franchise titled Fast & Furious 6 hits North American theatres today, and with it comes all the adrenaline, all the characters, and of course all the cars you’ve come to expect from a Fast & Furious movie.

A handful of Acuras have appeared in the series’ 12-year run, but arguably everyone’s favorite has to be the black Honda-badged Acura NSX driven by Jordana Brewster’s character “Mia”. In an action sequence that transitions from the final scene of 2009′s Fast & Furious, and over to the opening of 2011′s Fast Five, Mia skillfully pilots the NSX alongside two other vehicles in an attempt to free her brother “Dom” from a transport bus.

The actual car used in the scene is a 2003 Acura NSX-T owned by Vance Hu, and although it may look like a regular NSX to the untrained eye, it’s actually a heavily modified mimic of a NSX-R model.

Check out the NSX’s silver screen cameo in the clip from 2011′s Fast Five below.

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Video: Acura NSX Development with Ted Klaus

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Ted Klaus Talks Acura NSX Development - Motor Trend

This week’s Wide Open Throttle episode from Motor Trend is all about the upcoming Acura NSX. Don’t miss the 14-minute video below.

“Special guest Ted Klaus, Global Development Chief at Acura, sits down with Angus MacKenzie, Carlos Lago, Ron Kiino and Jonathan Wong to talk about the new Acura NSX and the development process behind creating Acura’s new Halo Car.” – Motor Trend

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New Details on Acura NSX Development

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Acura NSX Concept

Automotive media publications are now posting details on their roundtable discussion last week with Ted Klaus, chief engineer of the upcoming Acura NSX. Still unable to reveal specific details, Honda did shed some light on a few topics.

Key points:

• Performance will be benchmarked against a list of vehicles that include the Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C, Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette.
• Pricing will fall in the range of a Porche911/Audi R8.

Check out the links below for additional info:

Autoguide – Acura NSX an Affordable Ferrari Fighter: Chief Engineer
Temple of VTEC – NSX Project Update, Conference Call Notes
Autoblog - A conversation with Ted Klaus, chief engineer of the new Acura NSX
Autoguide – Acura NSX Still On Track For 2015, Will Be Built In Ohio
Motor Trend – Acura NSX Chief Engineer Opens Up About Upcoming Supercar
Autoweek – Acura NSX details emerge
Motor Authority – Acura NSX Chief Engineer Talks Performance, Ohio Production

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Acura NSX Production Site Selected in Ohio

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Next Evolution Acura NSX Concept

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Acura NSX Production Site Selected in Ohio

Located Near Honda’s R&D Center, Facility to Employ 100 Highly Skilled Associates

05/14/2013 – MARYSVILLE, Ohio

Acura today announced that the all-new NSX supercar will be produced at a new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, a $70 million advanced production facility encompassing 184,000 square feet to be housed inside Honda’s former North American Logistics facility and located in the midst of Honda’s existing R&D and production engineering operations.

The site for the new production facility, which will be Honda’s third auto plant in Ohio, is only a few miles from the Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Ohio Center that is engineering the supercar for production and adjacent to Honda of America Mfg.’s Marysville Auto Plant. The Performance Manufacturing Center also is close to Honda Engineering North America, Inc., center for the development of new production technologies.

A part of Honda of America, the Performance Manufacturing Center will be a unique manufacturing operation that will employ approximately 100 highly skilled manufacturing associates drawn from within Honda’s existing operations in Ohio. In addition, associates at Honda’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio, will assemble the NSX powertrain.

“Thirty years ago, building cars in America was a big dream. Working together, here in Ohio and across North America we turned this dream into reality,” said Hidenobu Iwata, president & CEO of Honda of America and the head of Honda’s manufacturing operations in North America. “The location of this facility is in the midst of one of the greatest collections of engineering and production talent in the world. So it makes sense that we will renew the dream and build this high-tech, supercar in Marysville, Ohio.”

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Tweet Your Questions to NSX Lead Engineer May 14th @ 1pm ET

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Next Evolution Acura NSX Concept

Acura fans, here’s your chance to get some answers on the highly anticipated Acura NSX. Acura will open the floor with a Q&A Twitter session on Tuesday May 14th at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT.

“Get all your NSX questions ready Acura fans! We will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A with the lead engineer of the all new NSX next Tuesday (5/14) at 10 AM PDT. As the launch is still a couple years away, somethings like price and specific specs are still undisclosed, but we’ll be discussing the legacy of the NSX, the Sport Hybrid system, the goals of the development team and how the NSX fits into the supercar competitive set. Follow @Acura_Insider on Twitter and ask your questions using #AcuraNSX!”

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Sky Nguyen’s Supercharged 2004 Acura NSX

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Sky Nguyen's 2004 Acura NSX

If you could look beyond its handsome exterior, you’d find that this NSX is both a beauty and a beast. Perfecting the balance of form and function, Sky Nguyen’s 2004 Acura NSX sports an arsenal of cosmetic and performance mods which include NSX-R upgrades, a stroker engine, and a supercharger kit just to name a few.

Enjoy some gorgeous shots which come courtesy of OJS Design and Source 1 Automotive, and pick up May’s edition of Honda Tuning Magazine for the full feature.

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Next Evolution NSX Concept Debuts in Europe

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Next Evolution Honda NSX Concept - 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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The new Honda NSX Concept makes its European debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show; showcasing the evolution of the next generation supercar’s styling and design, it also provides a look at the possible direction for the interior design.

The exterior design stays remarkably true to the original concept styling, maintaining its low and wide stance with the dynamic and alluring proportions that are highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing, and edgy details that communicate supercar attitude and a high-tech feel.

The new NSX Concept offers a glimpse at a potential direction for the next-generation NSX’s interior design. The interior package boasts outstanding visibility, a strong driving position, and an intuitive “Simple Sports Interface” that minimises interior clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the driving experience. Consistent with the spirit of the original NSX, Honda’s designers have strived to deliver synergy between man and machine.

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Official: NSX Racer to Compete in 2014 Super GT Season

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Next Evolution Acura NSX Concept

After a four year hiatus, the NSX will make a return to Japan’s Super GT Series for the 2014 season. Last week at the 2013 Honda Motorsports press conference in Japan, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito confirmed that a racing machine based on the NSX Concept will replace their front engine Honda HSV-010 GT in the GT500 class. During the presentation, images of the “Next Evolution” Acura NSX Concept were shown. Additional details were scarce, only mentioning that the racer will be “suited to the new GT500 regulations” in 2014.

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