Motor Trend: Acura NSX vs Audi R8 Design Comparison

When the NSX Concept first debuted in 2012 we heard a lot of people say it looked like an Audi R8. Some went so far as to say it was a “copy” of the first-generation R8. Personally, I never saw the resemblance. Since then, both cars have received major styling updates that have made each considerably more distinct, yet still recognizable as an evolution of its last iteration.

Tom Gale examines the latest designs of these two mid-engined competitors and shares his thoughts in a recent feature from Motor Trend:

“Both cars demonstrate amazing packaging and mechanicals that would make any designers’ task exciting given such great proportions to work with.  And even though the packages are similar, the design philosophies and the vehicle gestures are different enough to result in significantly different statements.” – Tom Gale, Motor Trend

See the full feature at motortrend.com – Acura NSX vs. Audi R8: A Design Comparison.

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2017 Acura NSX Featured in Motor Trend February 2016 Issue

The 2017 Acura NSX shares the cover of Motor Trend’s February 2016 issue alongside the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the Tesla Model S P90D in the rear.

Although the front headline reads “both hit 0-60 in 2.6(seconds)”, those numbers are actually referring to the Audi and Tesla. Motor Trend says they don’t have a 0-60 time for the NSX yet, but they expect a time below 3 seconds.

Inside, the issue contains a first drive review of the 2017 Acura NSX by Jason Cammisa and an exterior  design analysis by Tom Gale.

Motor Trend’s February 2016 issue is now available on newsstands and as a digital download.

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Video: Motor Trend Ignition Reviews the 2017 Acura NSX

The YouTube video is titled: “2017 Acura NSX: The Slowest Supercar in the World?” Sure, it’s a clever headline to get people clicking, but this video is actually worth the watch. However, just to clarify, they’re NOT referring to 0-60 times or the actual speed of the new NSX, rather it was a jab at Acura for taking so long to produce a successor to the original NSX.

The video itself is just over 13-minutes long, and is one of the most comprehensive and visually inspiring reviews on the 2017 NSX to date. Ignition host Jason Cammisa starts off with a nice intro of the original NSX and then transitions into the development process of the second generation NSX. There’s even an explanation on torque-vectoring, wheel chair and all.

Cammisa goes on to describe what he likes and dislikes about the new NSX, and you’ll soon find that he doesn’t hold back on his criticism. Though I found that much of it comes from his comparisons to the original, and his notion that the new NSX should have stayed more true to its lineage.

Check out Cammisa’s full review of the 2017 Acura NSX in the latest episode of Ignition below.

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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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