Acura News

  • 2017 Acura RLX

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get much attention in luxury circles but it has a lot to offer, especially for technology buffs. The RLX was introduced for the 2014 model year as the replacement for the RL, and though it isn’t on the same level of some of its German rivals when it comes to sheer opulence, it does put them to shame in the powertrain department, at least in Sport Hybrid guise. That’s because the RLX Sport Hybrid essentially features a tamer version of the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system found in Acura’s NSX supercar. The...

  • Acura Precision Cockpit concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Acura Precision Cockpit concept previews future cabin design

    Early this year at the Detroit auto show, Acura showed the future of its exterior design in the form of the Acura Precision sedan concept. At the 2016 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday, the brand showed what its future interiors will look like and how they will function with the Acura Precision...

  • 2017 Audi R8 vs. 2017 Acura NSX
    Acura NSX vs. Audi R8: We compare tech versus higher tech

    Supercars give automakers a chance to show off the fullest extents of their design and engineering capabilities. They use lightweight materials, advanced powertrains, and state-of-the-art suspension technologies to create the fastest, best handling, and most exotic automobiles on the planet. But...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    2017 Acura NSX video road test: Welcome to today's future

    Unfortunately for some of us, 1990 doesn't feel like long ago. It was a watershed year for the car industry; Lexus was new, so was the Miata. Same goes for the Acura NSX. It was the supercar from 1990 that was so user-friendly it could only have come from Honda. The NSX arrived at the peak of the...

  • 2017 Honda NSX-GT Super GT race car
    Honda reveals new NSX-GT Super GT racer

    Acura’s new NSX is the basis of Honda’s 2017 entry for the Japanese touring car series known as Super GT, replacing the NSX-GT Concept that Honda has used since 2013. Honda in October conducted the initial shakedown of the new NSX-GT race car alongside the rival Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500...

  • Acura MDX Custom Trailer concept, 2016 SEMA show
    Tricked-out Acura MDX towing an NSX GT3 to star in SEMA

    Acura will have a major presence at the 2016 SEMA show, which runs from November 1-4 in Las Vegas. The central theme, Acura says, will be an interlinking of its production models with those from its various motorsport programs. Directly representing this will be an MDX towing an NSX GT3. The race...

  • 2017 Acura NSX

    The 2017 Acura NSX is somewhat controversial. Fans of the original loved the way it challenged the established supercars of the day with a simple mid-mounted V-6 engine and an aluminum architecture. That car could perform on a racetrack and feel like an Accord on the road, while the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the era beat up their occupants in the name of performance. Take that formula, throw it out, and start over with a three-motor hybrid powertrain complete with all-wheel drive, torque vectoring, and more lines of code than your desktop computer. The 2017 Acura NSX isn't exactly...

  • Exotic Revolution Acura NSX vs. Lamborghini Aventador
    Acura NSX bests Lamborghini Aventador in drag race

    Quick: Which would win in a drag race, a 691-horsepower Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 or a 573-horse, electric-motor-enhanced Acura NSX? Well, the question isn't fair because we gave you the answer right in the title to this piece. Still, some might be surprised that the Acura has the right stuff...

  • Senna's Legacy - The Acura NSX
    Gorgeous short film celebrates Aryton Senna's link to the Acura NSX

    Ayrton Senna is still a beloved and idolized racing driver to this day. The man died at Imola back in 1994, yet we continue to talk about his greatness often. A well-received film released five years ago celebrated his racing genius and introduced a new generation to the legend. One bit of Senna's...

  • Honda NSX crash on Wang Kung Temple Provincial Highway, Taiwan - Image via Apple Daily Taiwan
    Man reportedly blames bee for NSX crash

    It looks like the first Acura NSX, badged as a Honda outside the United States, has been involved in a crash. The crash took place on Monday on the Wang Kung Temple Provincial Highway in Taiwan. According to Apple Daily Taiwan, a journalist was driving at the time. He is reported to have claimed a...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car
    Acura's publicly testing the NSX GT3 race car at Mid-Ohio this week

    Acura's enjoying the limelight with its new NSX supercar, and it's been very adamant that it will take the car racing. Back in March, Honda's luxury division announced the NSX GT3 race car, making it clear that it intends to race it in 2017. Engineers have been developing the race version and...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car
    Acura NSX GT3 looks mean in bare carbon fiber

    We already know what the new Acura NSX GT3 race car looks like because it was presented at the 2016 New York Auto Show back in March. However, Acura has now released photos taken during testing and this time the car is shown in its bare carbon fiber, and boy does it look menacing. Compared to the...

  • Fernando Alonso and the 2017 Acura NSX

    Fernando Alonso is used to Honda power in his McLaren Formula One race car, but now he’s experienced it in a road car, in this case the 2017 Acura NSX. The two-time world champion recently got behind the wheel at Portugal’s Estoril race track and treated some journalists with a hot lap as part of the car’s European launch. Hosting the European launch at Estoril was fitting as the track is where legendary racer Ayrton Senna, one of the key developers of the original NSX, won his first F1 race, back at the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix. “Driving the NSX is softer and...

  • Acura NSX at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Acura NSX wins its class in Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    With a margin of more than 11 seconds over of its nearest competitor, Acura's new NSX has taken home victory in its class at the grueling Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. The NSX won the Time Attack 2 division, which consists of cars that are only lightly modified from showroom...

  • Acura NSX EV concept, 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Acura reveals electric NSX for 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Acura recently confirmed plans to enter an electric NSX in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Today we got our first look at the car which Acura calls the NSX EV concept. The NSX EV is powered by four electric motors that together form a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system...

  • Pair of Acura NSX supercars to take on 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    All-electric Acura NSX to tackle 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Be sure to follow this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as there will be a very special car racing to the clouds. Acura has confirmed an NSX-based prototype powered by four electric motors will be entered in the event’s Electric Modified Class. The prototype will be driven by...

  • Acura RLX autonomous prototype at GoMentum Station
    Acura demonstrates autonomous technology at GoMentum Station

    Acura recently unveiled a new autonomous car prototype based on its RLX flagship sedan. Now see the prototype in action at the GoMentum Station test facility in Concord, California. GoMentum is a decommissioned military base that is now one of the world’s largest test sites for autonomous and...

  • Rick Hendrick takes delivery of the 2017 Acura NSX with VIN 001
    Rick Hendrick takes delivery of first 2017 Acura NSX

    After a rough, seemingly never-ending gestation, Acura’s second-generation NSX is finally being delivered to customers. Rights to the very first customer example, the car bearing VIN 001, was acquired by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group, at...

  • Acura RLX autonomous vehicle prototype

    Acura has taken the wraps off of an RLX prototype that looks almost like what you can buy from one of its dealers—except that this one doesn't require a driver. This latest RLX prototype is Acura's second foray into the world of autonomous vehicle development. The sedan makes use of updated radar, Lidar, camera, and GPS sensors, all of which is supported by a vastly improved processing system hidden behind the scenes. The sensors themselves are mounted to the RLX's roof almost like they would be on a patrol car. Acura says it drew inspiration from the automaker's AcuraWatch safety tech...

  • Acura celebrates its 30th birthday
    New Acura ad celebrates brand's 30th, targets Millennials

    Acura is hoping its buyer base will identify well with turning 30. The luxury arm of Honda was the first of several premium brands to come out of Japan when it launched in 1986. Although Acura hasn't enjoyed the long-running success of Lexus, the division has staked out a claim for itself as a tech...

  • 2016 Acura CDX (Chinese spec)
    Acura CDX compact crossover debuts at 2016 Beijing auto show

    It was roughly three years ago that Acura previewed a new compact crossover with its SUV-X concept car. Today at the 2016 Beijing auto show we were graced with the unveiling of the production version, the CDX. The CDX is the first Acura manufactured in China and may at some point be exported to...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
    Acura reveals NSX production secrets

    Acura’s new NSX finally enters production this month, and ahead of the first customer examples rolling off the line the Japanese brand has dropped a few production secrets. Production is taking place at a dedicated facility known as the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC). The facility is...

  • 2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX preview

    The Acura MDX is a luxurious family hauler that offers great space and willing performance. While fuel economy has been decent for a large crossover SUV, it hasn't been thrifty. That's about to change, and it doesn't come at the cost of performance. At the New York International Auto Show, Acura...

  • 2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX debuts with new look, NSX-derived hybrid system: Live photos and video

    Acura’s popular MDX has gained a new look inside and out for 2017, but the big news is what you can't see: a newly optional hybrid powertrain related to the setup used in the brand’s NSX supercar. Acura bills the vehicle the MDX Sport Hybrid, an obvious nod to its NSX cousin. The...

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