Acura NSX – 2016
Acura NSX History
Acura NSX debuted in 1990 as a mid-engine sports car. It was an instant success among sports car enthusiasts and has become an iconic nameplate for the brand. Design of the NSX was modern enough to last for 15 years with only minor changes to keep up with technological advances. The overall shape remained the same as it was one of the most unique designs of the time. The idea was to mimic the cockpit design of a fighter jet to give the NSX 360 degrees of visibility. Sadly, production of the first-gen Acura NSX ended in 2005 without a replacement planned for the future.
Acura announced plans for a second generation NSX in 2011, and a concept debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. After a seven year hiatus it was hard to make the new NSX look like the first-gen; however, it’s still a mid-engine 2-door coupe with side air intakes. Dimensions and powerplant are obviously bigger and improved.
Despite a great reception the automaker decided not to take the NSX concept into production straight away. After three years of teasing and speculation Acura officially launched a production version of the NSX at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The second generation Acura NSX will be available as a 2016 model.