2015 Acura NSX Concept – Please Build This One!

09 Jan, 2012

It's hard to get excited about an NSX concept these days since there's been so damn many of them since Acura ended production of the original NSX back in 2005. But this one is different. All those concepts seem to have paid off as the latest iteration is one sexy machine.

As with the original NSX, the latest concept focuses on lightweight handling fun. Like the original model, the NSX features a mid-mounted naturally aspirated V6 engine but with a twist; Acura's engineers added the firm's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system that utilizes three electric motors.

The next VTEC V6 engine comes with direct-injection and is linked to a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor. In addition, two-motor electric-drive unit can provide torque to the front wheels during cornering to improve handling.

7 Comments

  1. January 09, 2012

    I have heard about this in many places today, like Top Gear, North American Auto Show, even Gran Turismo and I am very happy. As great fan of japanese sports cars, I am glad that Honda is bringing back the NSX, their supercar. This car was no doubt an icon for the Japanese automotive industry. This car was the pride of the country’s best sports cars at the time along with the Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mazda RX-7, and the Mitsubishi 3000GT. I am glad that the successor is planned for production now at around late 2014. Yes, they have been through many concepts, like the HSC, DN-X, also HSV-GTS car used in the SuperGT was actually the race version of the aborted NSX 5 years ago. But here is the real concept. I also have a few details about the car, the price tag will obviously be greater than 100k and the production version may arrive sometime in late 2014. Yes, I also want them to build this awesome car, and they will.

  2. Albert
    January 10, 2012

    It looks like an Audi R8!!!!!!!! Come on Honda in comparison to what was released in the early 90′s this does not compare. After so many years one would imagine a more unique trend setting design. Then again I just remembered it is Honda not really cutting edge just imitators.

    Sorry I must say I don’t approve.

    Cheers,

    - A

  3. Eric
    February 06, 2012

    Ummm Nevin, you do realize Acura is an American company right? Yeah they are American by name only with all their cars actually being made by Honda but still, how is an American wanna-be Japanese company build an icon of Japan?

    • February 08, 2012

      I obviously know that. However it was an icon when the original first car came out. Even though they had their luxury division rebranded as a different name here in america, thats all, like you said. But since the brand is made by its parent company, its still truly japanese. Despite the rebranded name being first introduced here in america, I wouldn’t consider it an american brand. For example, the Infiniti M here is branded as the Nissan Fuga in Japan. Only difference is the name, but both are Nissan. Also, one of the main reasons that the japanese companies rebranded their luxury divisions is that they wanted a brand focusing on luxury cars only, especially in America, where lots of cars from different places are sold here, so its not really ‘american wannabe’. So it defintiely makes sense that the car was an icon of Japan, and I can’t wait for its successor to become another legend.

      Hope you can understand this, thanks btw did you see the super bowl commercial for this car? It was sweet.

  4. Nevin
    February 06, 2012

    Hey eric, I obviously know that but I meant that this is the successor to the icon from the past, and it was an icon in the past. I mean I know the company made a different name for their luxury division here in america, but thats all, it is still true to what the parent company builds, still truly japanese. Just like Infiniti, Nissan changed the name of their luxury division in america to make a brand focusing on luxury cars only, but it is still obviously Nissan at heart. For example, the Infiniti M is the Nissan Fuga in Japan, just the brand name is changed in america only. So just for the brand name change, I wouldn’t really consider these luxury divisions(including Lexus and Infiniti) american despite that the brands were first introduced here. By name sure, but since it it is built by its japanese parent company, its really japanese. So the car was definitely a japanese icon that will be remebered, and I can’t wait for its successor to become another legend.

    Hope you can understand what I meant, thanks. BTW did you see the commercial for the car in the super bowl? It was pretty sweet.

  5. Eric
    February 14, 2012

    Your right about that. I’d still much rather trust an Acura/Honda that I know is made in Japan over one made in the U.S, because lately foreign brands with the greatest reputations abroad have had uncharacteristic problems in the models made in the U.S. Toyota and Lexus being a good example with the fact being that nearly all of the recalled models with the sticking accelerators, and the faulty parts themselves were made in American factories, with a few also made in Europe. Coincedence? I think not.

    • February 15, 2012

      Yeah that is true. As a matter of fact, the Toyota recall affected one of the cars my family has, the RAV4, which was one of the major cars involved in the recall. Toyota went through so much trouble to remain as one of the top automakers. Also, Hyundai(and Kia) are really getting at them.

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