2016 Acura NSX Makes Front Cover of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine

2016 Acura NSX - Automobile Magazine

Hot off its world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the new Acura NSX is your cover model for the March editions of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine.

While both issues are now available in hard copy and as a digital download, Motor Trend’s feature on the NSX can be viewed online at motortrend.com – New Sports Experience: The Second Coming of Acura’s Halo Supercar.

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Ludacris Comments on the 2016 Acura NSX

Ludacris 2016 Acura NSX - Image courtesy Motor Trend

Rapper/Actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was on hand for a VIP reveal of the 2016 Acura NSX last week where he gave his first reaction to Motor Trend:

“I’m a loss for words, I mean I don’t know what to say — it’s amazing. It’s almost like a hybrid between all of the great supercars, put together in one — that’s how I feel about it. As [exterior designer Michelle Christensen] continued to explain, the aerodynamics, the design, the body, it’s one thing to look at it, it’s another thing to hear. It’s the future, man. This is the future.” - Ludacris

A long time owner of a 1993 Acura Legend, Ludacris has a growing relationship with the Acura brand and has been involved in several Acura events in the past year.

Read the full article on motortrend.com – First Reaction: “Amazing” Says Ludacris on 2016 Acura NSX.

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Motor Trend: Production 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

Motor Trend: 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

A Motor Trend Editor has caught what appears to be a lightly camouflaged production 2015 Acura TLX. The three photos posted today reveal a slightly toned down version of the TLX Prototype, with less chrome and a few simplified features. Gone are the funky side mirrors which we knew wouldn’t make it, and to the dismay of many, no sign of exhaust tips.

Check out the full scoop at motortrend.com – 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing Weeks After Detroit Debut.

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2015 Acura NSX Gets Twin-Turbo Longitudinal Engine

2015 Acura NSX Drivetrain - Courtesy Motor Trend

From a Honda event in Japan a few days ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Acura has revealed significant details about the upcoming NSX.

Unveiling a new 90-degree V-6 engine, Acura has confirmed it will be twin-turbocharged, which combined with the three electric motors should boost numbers to well over 500 horsepower. Sources have speculated the V-6 will have a displacement of 3.5 or 3.7-liters.

The other big news item is that Acura has made the switch to a longitudinal engine layout, which deviates from their original transverse layout design also used in the first-generation NSX. Even with the change, Acura maintains it is still on track for a 2015 launch date.

Get the full story at motortrend.com – Acura NSX Deep Dive: Supercar Gets Big Drivetrain Changes

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Video: Acura NSX Development with Ted Klaus

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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Motor Trend: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4 - Courtesy Motor Trend

Similar yet very different, Motor Trend compares two “full-size” luxury sedans: the all-new 2014 Acura RLX and the 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

Specs-wise, the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 and the newly released 2014 Acura RLX almost are twins. Each sedan is powered by a midsize, 24-valve V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic. The Acura’s wheelbase is a mere half-inch longer than the Caddy’s, while exterior dimensions are within inches of each other. (The XTS is a bit longer and wider.) Comparably equipped, both cars wear stickers just above $60K. Yet in execution and character, the Cadillac and the Acura turn out to be surprisingly different machines, each offering a decidedly different take on what a sport-luxury four-door should be. So which one best delivers? Arthur St. Antoine, Motor Trend

Find out which vehicle comes out on top at Motor Trend – motortrend.com: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

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Motor Trend: Spied! 2013 Acura RLX

2013 Acura RLX Prototype

Motor Trend has just posted some recent spy shots of the RLX prototype with minimal camouflage. The signature Acura grille and Jewel Eye headlights are distinguishable, but character lines have been taped up to remain ambiguous. Note that the article has labelled it a 2013 model, where I was under the impression the new RLX will debut as a 2014 model. The production Acura RLX is set to be revealed at the LA Auto Show later this month.

See more photos and the full post at motortrend.com.

2013 Acura RLX Prototype

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Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

There’s a new batch of 2014 Acura MDX spy shots floating around the web, now with even less camouflage! The latest news and photos come via Motor Trend.

From the shots we see that the next generation MDX retains a similar body shape, but gets new front styling and an updated Acura grille like that found on the 2013 RDX and ZDX. A closer look reveals what could be Acura’s new Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps, which is expected to first appear on the production 2014 Acura RLX. Reports suggest the 2014 MDX will get Honda’s new direct-injected EarthDreams V6 and the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system.

Visit motortrend.com for the full post and gallery.

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