Acura Showcases Performance Proof Points at SEMA

November 4, 2019 — TORRANCE, CALIF.

  • Acura Type S Concept sets the stage for the return of Type S performance variants
  • Two generations of championship-winning NSX race cars on display
  • 2020 NSX makes a bold statement in Indy Yellow Pearl
  • 2020 RDX A-Spec with concept accessories ups the emotion

Acura will take the 2019 SEMA show as an opportunity to celebrate its dominant racing season and showcase a selection of performance-focused, accessory-modified and motorsports Acura models. In addition to two generations of championship-winning NSX race cars, Acura will display the production 2020 NSX in its newest hue, Indy Yellow Pearl, a 2020 RDX fitted with a new line of concept A-Spec accessories, and the Acura Type S Concept – a striking concept that sets the stage for the return of Type S performance variants.

Acura Type S Concept
Following its debut at Monterey Car Week in August, the Acura Type S Concept arrives in Las Vegas as the latest evolution of Acura design and a bold statement about the future of Acura performance, presaging the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup. Taking inspiration from the Acura Precision Concept, the Type S Concept is characterized by a wide track, low stance and expressive silhouette, showcasing a whole series of new or redesigned signature Acura design cues, including new JewelEye™ LED headlights, “Chicane” DRLs and taillights, and a new open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille. Following a decade-long hiatus, Acura will debut two all-new Type S models in the next two years. Full details can be found at:

2020 RDX A-Spec at SEMA

2020 Acura RDX with Concept A-Spec Accessories
Acura is displaying a 2020 RDX A-Spec fitted with a plethora of Acura Genuine Accessories and a new line of concept A-Spec accessories developed by the brand’s U.S. engineering and accessory design teams. The full list of accessories includes:

Acura Genuine Accessories:

  • Roof Rails (Black)
  • Crossbars (Black), with Fork-mount bike attachment
  • 20-inch Black Diamond-Cut Accessory Wheels, with Custom Dark Tint Finish
  • Black lug nut set
  • Black chrome emblem set
  • Carbon-wrapped tailgate accent
  • Illuminated A-Spec door sill trim
  • Premium A-Spec Carpet Floor Mats

Concept A-Spec Accessories:

  • Carbon-fiber grille surround
  • CFRP Lower front fascia
  • CFRP lower side sill
  • CFRP rear diffuser
  • CFRP lower door “blade”
  • CFRP side mirror caps
  • Dark chrome Acura badge (rear)
  • Dark chrome A-Spec emblems

Additional Modifications:

  • Thule mid-size roof box
  • A-Spec Accessories Concept graphics

Championship-Winning First-Generation NSX
RealTime Racing’s championship-winning, first-generation Acura NSX, piloted by American sports car racing Hall of Famer, Peter Cunningham, is making an appearance at SEMA this year, on special assignment from the company’s Torrance, California collection hall. Built in Japan in 1990 as a pre-production model, the RealTime NSX made its racing debut on May 4, 1991 in the World Challenge series at Sears Point Raceway. Its full-time racing campaign didn’t begin for several more years, with RealTime Racing entering World Challenge competition for the 1996 season. Over a three year span, the NSX won eight races and secured the 1997 SCCA World Challenge GT Drivers’ Championship for Cunningham.

With the resurgence of the GT class in 2001, the team and car returned, this time with a Vortech-supercharged 3.2 liter engine, winning another five races in 2001, and a 50th and final start on Nov. 27, 2002 at Virginia International Raceway. In total the RealTime Racing NSX won 14 races and finished on the podium 26 times. It is arguably the most winning single chassis in the history of SCCA Pro Racing’s SPEED World Challenge GT series.

Acura NSX GT3 Evo
In its debut season, the NSX GT3 Evo carded multiple victories in both the IMSA and SRO racing series. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Mario Farnbacher and Trent Hindman clinched the GTD Drivers’ championship while their team, Meyer Shank Racing,  claimed the GTD Team Championship. Meanwhile in the SRO GT Championship, the NSX GT3 Evo campaigned by RealTime Racing secured the Team Championship, and Racer’s Edge Motorsports took home the Drivers’ Championship.

The NSX GT3 Evo race car at SEMA features a custom-designed livery with yellow and blue accents over an exposed carbon fiber body. Its bespoke chassis is built alongside the road-going version of NSX at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio1. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 racing engine uses the same design specifications as the production NSX, including block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system and is assembled in the dedicated build room established for the NSX engine at the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.

The race-winning, carbon fiber NSX GT3 Evo is offered for sale globally at a starting price of €465,0002 (Approx. $525,000). More information on the NSX GT3 Evo can be found at

2020 Acura NSX
Unveiled at Monterey Car Week in August, the 2020 NSX debuts a striking new Indy Yellow Pearl paint, paying homage to Spa Yellow, one of two yellow paints offered on the first-generation NSX. The 2020 Acura NSX is powered by an innovative Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® power unit consisting of a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, 9-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT), and three electric motors supplementing the engine with instantaneous electric torque. The second-generation NSX features an advanced, multi-material body and aluminum-intensive space frame, enabling ultra-high rigidity, compact packaging and outstanding collision safety performance.

The 2019 and 2020 models of Acura’s electrified supercar ride on an enhanced suspension and new Continental SportContact™ 6 tires developed specifically for NSX for improved control at-the-limit. The result is a nearly two-second faster lap time in testing around the world famous Suzuka Circuit. The 2020 NSX is available for order now, with a starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $157,500.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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