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Acura NSX Concept On Display At 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Posted by   on August 12th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Concept

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura Brand Becomes Official Sponsor of World’s Premier Collector Car Show

08/12/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The Acura NSX Concept will make a special appearance on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, August 18, 2013, heralding the announcement of the Acura brand as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is more than one of the world’s preeminent exhibitions of luxury automobiles; it is a celebration of style and refinement that is the perfect showcase for the Acura NSX Concept,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of Automobile Operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  We are thrilled to align the Acura Brand with this prestigious event that is the ultimate celebration of the automobile.”

Global development of a production model based on the Acura NSX Concept 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 at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center now under construction.  The NSX is slated to go on sale in 2015.

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Newest Powerball Millionaire Wants an Acura NSX

Posted by   on August 9th, 2013 1 comment

Powerball Winner Paul White Wants an Acura NSX

They say money changes people, but it’s not changing this man’s fine taste in cars. Paul White of Ham Lake, Minnesota has recently won an $86 million dollar share of the Powerball jackpot and he says a first generation Acura NSX is still at the top of his wish list.

When asked what his first purchase would be, White replied: “Acura makes this car, I used to have an Acura Integra back in 1988, I loved that little car. Well they made this car, I don’t think they make it any more but it’s called an NSX.”

“There’s this one on Craigslist I’ve been watching for a few months. And I think it’s thirty grand and it’s got like twelve thousand miles on it or something. It’s a 91 or a 92 or something like that. I’m going out there. I’m going to buy that car and I’m driving it back. Very slowly.” said White.

If Mr. White is looking to buy a brand new Acura NSX, he’ll have to wait another two years for the highly anticipated Sport Hybrid model. Until then, I’m sure a first generation NSX will do just fine as a daily driver.

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Video: Acura NSX Prototype Mid-Ohio Course Preview

Posted by   on August 5th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Prototype Mid-Ohio

Here is the GoPro Course Preview with the Acura NSX prototype from yesterday’s NBC broadcast of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

Acura’s Jason Widmer, Testing Project Leader for NSX, drives the new Acura NSX prototype at Mid-Ohio during the NBC course preview. Footage provided by NBC. Learn more about the NSX and get the latest updates at http://acura.com/future

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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.

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Video: The New Acura NSX Prototype

Posted by   on August 4th, 2013 1 comment

The New Acura NSX Prototype

A full 60 seconds of the new Acura NSX Prototype:

It’s not finished. But it is complete. The Acura NSX concept has moved to prototype and added an essential piece. The driver. One more step in the quest for perfect synergy between man and machine. Stay up to date on the latest Acura NSX news at http://acura.com/future.

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Video: Acura NSX Prototype YouTube Teaser

Posted by   on August 2nd, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Prototype

One more video teaser for the Acura NSX Prototype before its weekend debut:

Once a concept, now a prototype. The new NSX takes to the test track before appearing at the Indy 200 Mid-Ohio race. Learn more about the NSX and get the latest updates at http://acura.com/future.

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2014 Honda NSX-GT Concept Scans

Posted by   on July 31st, 2013 No comments

2014 Honda NSX-GT Concept


More on the NSX Racer caught on the track last week are these images from auto sport. The same white NSX is featured on the front cover of the latest issue with the headline “NSX-GT CONCEPT 2014 Model”. The issue gives us a better look at some of the details with additional shots at different angles.

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Video: Acura NSX Prototype Instagram Teaser

Posted by   on July 29th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Prototype Drift

Monday brings another NSX Prototype teaser from Acura, this one slightly larger and twice as long as the previous one. The 13-second clip posted via Instagram features the NSX having some fun on a wet track. Follow Acura on Instagram and see the clip here: http://instagram.com/p/cWxTxnoRt8

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