Motor Trend First Test: 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition
Motor Trend Editor Nate Martinez gives his take on the 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition 6-speed in this First Test review. While Nate is not totally convinced it’s “special” enough, the extra interior and exterior upgrades as well as the optional 6-speed manual transmission are welcome additions to an already solid vehicle.
“Torque can be hard to find at the bottom half of the 7100 rpm spectrum, so calling on lower gears during a hasty canyon charge usually is the norm. Be they calm rows or under-pressure yanks, the short-throw six-speed gearbox consistently proves its mettle — it’s as smooth and clearly gated as they come, with engagements met by assured metallic clicks.” - Nate Martinez, Motor Trend
Next Generation Honda NSX – Rendering by Auto Express
Our first official view of the new NSX concept will come as an Acura at the North American International Auto Show in less than 2 weeks, but Auto Express is suggesting it will be branded a Honda when it eventually reaches the UK.
The above rendering from Auto Express shows a modified “Avengers Roadster“ which removes the Acura styled grille and adds Honda badges. Auto Express also predicts the new NSX will be powered by a hybrid V6 with over 400bhp which should push it from 0-62 mph in under five seconds. Head over to www.autoexpress.co.uk to read the full article.
We’ll get more official details on all future Acura vehicles at the press conference on January 9th, so continue to check back often.
In a rematch from a previous Driving Sports episode, round two of Acura vs. Audi brings us an AWD duel between the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD and the 2012 Audi A7 Quattro. In the first episode we saw the 2011 Acura TL with a slightly quicker time over the 2011 Audi S4; but with a newer TL and an Audi A7 being used instead of the S4, we may get different results on a smaller, more technical road course.
“A classic of it’s time, the Acura (Honda) NSX was one of the few Japanese mid-engine sports. You probably recognize Andy aka “BlueBatmobile” on the forums.
Andy selected a set of HRE C95 with Brush Tinted centers and Polished outer. His NSX uses 18″x8.5″ front and 19″x10″ rear. The C95 features titanium assembly bolts, some of the lightest wheels HRE offers.”
If you can’t book Bette Midler or Gordon Ramsay for the holidays, nothing beats an old fashioned Christmas tree to liven up the household.
After choosing that perfect tree from the lot, taking it home can sometimes be a painful experience. Fear not, with a little string and cardboard, the ZDX and it’s long sloping roofline can also double as a tree hauler. Take a look at some photos from Acura owner VeNeNo of AcuraZine, who easily strapped a 6-foot tall Douglas Fir to the roof of his ZDX to bring home for the holidays.
Best wishes and safe travels to all Acura Connected readers this holiday season.
RoadflyTV‘s Ross Rapoport shares his thoughts on the 2012 Acura TL Advance in this latest video review. While not the 305-hp SH-AWD 6-Speed Manual that he wanted to test, the base 280-hp engine turned out to be “a lot hairier and nastier” than he expected. The interior also impressed, which brought Ross to go through and show us all the neat storage compartments found up front. It’s not something we usually see in a review, but I actually found it was kind of interesting.
2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon by Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse.com
Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse.com recently uploaded some crisp shots of a Crystal Black Pearl 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. The gallery is a combination of exterior and interior images, with some really great macro photos that show off some of the TSX’s interior detail.
Check out a few of them below or head over to Hooniverse.com for Jeff’s full review which includes video and additional photos.