Edmunds’ Inside Line: Acura Future Vehicles Summary

Acura Future Vehicles

The next generation Acura MDX prototype was spied in Arizona and recently in Nürburg Germany, so we expect to see a concept very soon. How soon? Inside Line Editor Ed Hellwig predicts “a full redesign of the MDX for the 2013 model year”. Perhaps we’ll get to see it at the LA Auto Show in November.

Ed also mentions a full redesign for the 2014 TSX and a midcycle refresh for the 2013 ZDX.

Read the full summary at insideline.com.

[Source: Edmunds’ Inside Line]

Acura NSX Concept Meets an Original 1991 Acura NSX

NSX Concept meets a 1991 NSX

Acura NSX Concept meets a 1991 Acura NSX - Courtesy Edmunds.com, Inc.

The past and future of Acura come together in an Edmunds’ Inside Line NSX comparison.

Inside Line editors got a chance to size up their long-term 1991 Acura NSX with the new NSX Concept at Acura’s headquarters in Torrance, California. Fortunately for us, along with their measuring tape they brought a camera to satisfy our visual cravings.

Check out a few teaser shots below, then head over to insideline.com for the full article and 57-photo gallery.

[Source: Edmunds’ Inside Line]

2013 Acura ILX Track Test Video

2013 Acura ILX Track Test Video

2013 Acura ILX Track Test Video

Acura’s newest sedan took to the track for some performance testing thanks to Edmunds’ Inside Line. The model of choice for this video packed the 2.4-litre 201 horsepower engine which is mated to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. Combine that with its compact frame and light weight, the ILX turns out to be a fairly quick little car with some decent 0-60 and 1/4 Mile times.


Video: The Avengers Movie Cars – Edmunds’ Inside Line

Acura Avengers Sports Car
Acura Avengers Sports Car – Courtesy Edmunds.com, Inc.

If you enjoyed the Acura Avengers Movie Cars Gallery from last week, you’ll also want to check out the accompanying articles and video clips from Edmunds’ Inside Line. As part of their special coverage of the vehicles, Edmunds’ Inside Line goes on to write about each model in separate, in-depth posts. Wondering how fast the Acura NSX Roadster will actually go? How many miles does its odometer read? Find out by following the links below.

Driving The Avengers Acura NSX Roadster
Driving The Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura MDX
Driving The Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura TL

Also attached are the Edmunds’ Inside Line videos, containing some cool visuals and interesting facts about the production of the vehicles.

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Edmunds’ Inside Line Gallery: Acura Avengers Movie Cars

Acura Avengers Sports Car

Acura Avengers Sports Car – Courtesy Edmunds.com, Inc.

By now most of you have already caught a glimpse of the famous open top NSX Concept that Tony Strark will be sporting in the upcoming Avengers movie. If you’re looking to get a closer look at the one-off NSX and the other Acura S.H.I.E.L.D. models, you’re in for a treat because Edmunds’ Inside Line has posted an extensive gallery of photos with the three vehicles.

They’ve got some killer photos of the NSX Roadster in motion, and as a bonus, they even brought in the original NSX for some side by side comparison shots. Judging by the interior and engine bay of the Avengers Sports Car, under all that body work it IS a first generation NSX.

The other two Acura S.H.I.E.L.D. models, a militarized matte gray TL and MDX are also featured, complete with push bars, sirens other movie props.

I’ve attached a few teaser shots below, but don’t miss the chance to see this huge gallery, visit insideline.com for all 177 photos.

[Source: Edmunds’ Inside Line]

1991 Acura NSX vs. 2012 Audi R8

1991 Acura NSX vs. 2012 Audi R8

The title you see is not a typo. Edmunds’ Inside Line compares the 1991 Acura NSX and the 2012 Audi R8, two models which are separated by nearly two decades of design and technology. It would be like pitting today’s 48-year-old Micheal Jordan up against the 27-year-old Labron James, who are in fact also separated by 21 years. The comparison however isn’t just a numbers game, it’s about what each vehicle represents and how well it will stand the test of time.

“Following, in no particular order, are some things most NSXs never did: leak, stall, stink, burn, ventilate their crankcase, cook their clutch, experience catastrophic electrical failure, overheat or simply strand their driver. The NSX, for all its hype, sprang from a time when mixing some mundane Honda Accord into the supercar stew, rolling it up in an aluminum body and dropping it into a market ripe for a real driver’s car was a stupendously good idea. Good enough, in fact, to last for 15 years.

Next to Porsche’s ubiquitous 911, the NSX might just be the most practical, reliable real-world supercar ever built. But in 1990 there was something more exotic about a low-slung, midengine, aluminum-bodied supercar than there was about any Porsche. And there’s still truth in that statement today. Which is why we think Audi’s R8 might be the best spiritual successor the NSX could have.” – Josh Jacquot, Inside Line

The fact that this article even exists is more than enough for me to declare the NSX the winner, but then again I am a bit biased. There is one thing I’m sure we can all agree on – the next generation NSX has got some big shoes to fill.

If you’re an NSX fan you won’t want to miss this read.

Check it out at insideline.com – 1991 Acura NSX vs. 2012 Audi R8.

[Source: Edmunds’ Inside Line]