Acura Working On New RSX: Report

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The rebirth of the NSX, now in hybrid form, is once again underway. As we wait to see how--or even if--it takes form, rumors of a new RSX are brewing at Acura.

Unlike the NSX, the new RSX isn't expected to be a hybrid. Instead, it will share the new Civic Si's 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder, rated at 201 horsepower, according to Motor Trend. The unnamed source at Acura also says it will get a helical (Torsen-type) limited-slip differential and a six-speed manual transmission. Front-wheel drive means it'll be more of a luxo-hot-hatch than a true sports car.

Inside, the interior is said to be inspired by the non-U.S.-market Civic Type R, while the exterior will bear an aerodynamic, sharp-edged wedge profile.

Along with the RSX and NSX, Honda is said to be working on yet another sports coupe, this time on a more affordable level. It will reportedly borrow from the Accord platform.

There's no timeline given for the RSX's re-emergence, and with the ongoing problems following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we expect this car, like the NSX, to be several years in progress.

[Motor Trend]

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Comments (3)
  1. I thought 1 of the reasons it was canceled the 1st time was bc it was too similar to the Civic si? Just hope they up the luxury this time like HIDs, navi & standard leather ...

  2. I'm not really sure why Acura discontinued the RSX to begin with...Sales were pretty solid, especially with the late teen, early 20s crowds. It was a solid better-civic.

  3. beelzebub is right, though it was not a bright idea to kill off one of their best selling products, how about the new one get a turbo engine, that would make it different from the Civic Si.

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