Acura News

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car, 2016 New York Auto Show

    Sharing the stage with an updated MDX at this week’s 2016 New York Auto Show is a new dedicated racing version of the NSX supercar. While the new NSX has been racing in Japan’s Super GT touring car series for a couple of years now, the race car unveiled in New York has been developed for international racing under FIA GT3 rules. The NSX GT3 will start racing next year, initially in a North American series. The series is most likely the United SportsCar Championship where many of the NSX’s rivals already compete. As the car is still undergoing testing, full specifications are...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
    Acura finally ready to start building the NSX

    You may have heard a thing or two about the revived Acura NSX for, oh, the past four years. Well, now it seems that Acura is ready to begin production of the 2017 NSX and really actually finally put it up for sale. It's been a long time coming, so you'll have to pardon our jokes. Still, it's quite...

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    2017 Acura NSX first drive review

    Halo cars aren't designed to be best sellers. They're vital vanity projects--succinct statements of all a car company wants to be, and what it can do. They can be culture-shifters. Witness the Audi R8, the BMW i8. When it made its debut 25 years ago, the Acura NSX was the brand's first halo car. It...

  • 2017 Acura NSX at Jay Leno's garage
    Jay Leno takes a spin in the 2017 Acura NSX: Video

    The 2017 Acura NSX has just gone on sale and naturally Jay Leno is one of the first people outside of Acura to drive it. On the latest episode of his web series Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian and television host learns the ins and outs of the 573-horsepower hybrid supercar from its designer...

  • 2017 Acura NSX online configurator
    Acura NSX Order Book Opens, Configurator Launched

    Starting from today you can place an order for the all-new Acura NSX. To coincide with the sales launch, Acura has also launched a configurator at the web address nsx.acura.com which lets you build your ideal version. As previously reported, the new NSX arrives as a 2017 model and starts at...

  • Teaser for 2017 Acura MDX debuting at 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Acura MDX Getting Aggressive Look, 2016 New York Auto Show Debut

    The Acura MDX is a competent, mid-size luxury SUV with plenty of technology, impressive levels of refinement and a reasonable price tag. What generations of the MDX have tended to lack is dynamic styling to let them stand out from the crowd. That should change with the arrival of the 2017 model...

  • 2017 Acura NSX at Barrett-Jackson auction

    It’s been a heck of a long wait for Acura’s second-generation NSX supercar but we’re now just a few weeks out from the order books opening up. If you were hoping to get your hands on the very first customer example, though, you’re out of luck as the rights to the car have just been sold. Yes, the rights to the 2017 NSX with VIN 001 was sold yesterday during Barrett-Jackson’s vehicle auction currently on in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the winning bidder was none other than Rick Hendrick. He's the owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group...

  • Scene from ‘What He Said’ Super Bowl 50 spot starring the 2017 Acura NSX
    Here’s Acura’s Super Bowl 50 Spot Starring The NSX: Video

    If we said there was a connection between the Acura NSX and Van Halen, we bet you’d be hard pressed to guess it. Perhaps Sammy Hagar’s a fan? We’re not sure on that front, but what we do know is that the Van Halen classic Runnin' with the Devil features in an ad starring the...

  • Acura Precison Crafted Performance Campaign
    Acura Rolls Out 'Precision Crafted Performance' Ad Campaign, Including Super Bowl Spot

    Acura has a new mantra. It's known as Precision Crafted Performance and the company views it not only as its new marketing tagline but also the brand's core promise. Actually, this tagline isn't new. Acura used Precision Crafted Automobiles in its advertising when the company launched 30 years ago...

  • Acura Precision Concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    8 questions with Acura Precision concept designer Michelle Christensen

    One of the highlights of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show was the Acura Precision Concept. A design study for future Acura sedans, the car debuts the company's new Precision Crafted Performance mantra and points to a more adventurous and stylish future for Honda's upscale brand. The car's aggressive...

  • Acura Precision Concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura Examines Stylish Future With Precision Concept: Live Photos And Video

    How often can you say that Acura wowed the crowd with its styling? Sure, the 2017 NSX is a looker, but it's a supercar and we've seen it for so long now that it no longer inspires passion. At this week's Detroit Auto Show, Acura unveiled the Precision concept as an expression of the brand's DNA of...

  • Teaser for Acura Precision concept debuting at 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura To Preview New Design Direction With Precision Concept At 2016 Detroit Auto Show

    Acura today provided a glimpse of what it will unveil at 2016 Detroit Auto Show on January 12. It's called the Precision concept, and it's a peek into the future of Acura design, especially that of the brand’s next-generation sedans. READ: 2017 Acura NSX Priced From $157,800, Neither Seinfeld...

  • 2017 Acura NSX

    Acura today announced that the 2017 NSX will start at $157,800, including an $1,800 destination charge, and cost as much as $207,500 when fully loaded. Honda's upscale brand also revealed more information about the 573-horsepower hybrid supercar's launch plans, and neither Jerry Seinfeld nor Jay Leno are slated to get the first one. CHECK OUT: Quick Spin: We Drive The 2017 Acura NSX, Ever So Briefly Instead, Acura will auction off VIN 001 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, during the last week of January. Of course, if either of these dueling comedians want to shell out...

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    Acura Confirms Super Bowl 50 Spot

    Acura will have a spot during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50 that will highlight the automaker’s North American presence. No other details on the spot were revealed but it’s likely the new NSX supercar will feature prominently in it. ALSO SEE: Watch All Five Of FCA’s Star...

  • Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015
    Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

    It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds, designed by noted transmission manufacturer ZF, has given multi-speed transmissions a bad reputation. Paired with four-cylinder...

  • Galpin Auto Sports 2016 Acura ILX & Ludacris Legend
    Acura Restores The Ludacris Legend: Video

    Chris Bridges is better known to the world as Ludacris. His albums have gone multi-platinum, he's a Grammy winner, and he's also an actor—most famously as Tej Parker in the Fast and the Furious movies. Additionally, he's a fan of Acura. More specifically, he's in love with his own 1993 Acura...

  • Honda NSX, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 20155
    Quick Spin: We Drive The 2017 Acura NSX, Ever So Briefly

    The second-generation Acura NSX isn't due to be released until next spring, but Acura is giving early rides to some media outlets. Last week, Acura had a preview test drive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and this past week I had the chance to get a few minutes behind the wheel on the high-speed oval...

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    2017 Acura NSX Coming With 573 HP, 0-60 MPH Time Of 3.0 Seconds

    Acura has come out with some bold numbers for its second-generation NSX, but before you rush out to your local dealer recall that the hybrid supercar won’t be available in showrooms for some time as production only starts next spring. Nevertheless, fans have a lot to look forward to. Although...

  • Custom Acura for Ludacris

    Many an enthusiast has graduated to bigger and better cars, only to long for their old high school or college ride. But count rapper and Fast and Furious star Ludacris as one of the few who managed to hold on to his cherished classic. CHECK OUT: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director Confirmed For Eighth Fast And Furious Movie The 1993 Acura Legend the artist drove before he found stardom actually appears on the cover of Ludaversal—his ninth studio effort—and after it was damaged in an accident, Acura Design Studio stepped up to help him get it back up to snuff. As you can...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    Acura NSX Starting Production Next Spring, Arriving As 2017 Model

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new NSX supercar, be prepared to wait a little longer. Acura has confirmed that production of its hybrid supercar has been pushed back until the spring of 2016, with the main cause of the delay being the decision to switch the layout of the...

  • 1991 Acura NSX allegedly bought by Donald Trump for second wife Marla Maples
    Possible Donald Trump-Owned Acura NSX Found On eBay

    Donald Trump is having a grand old time bloviating across the country about how Mexican immigrants are problematic, women he doesn't like are dogs and pigs, and John McCain isn't a war hero. It's all part of a calculated marketing effort known as his presidential campaign. It may have the...

  • 1993 Comptech Racing Spice Acura GTP Lights race car
    Acura Kicking It Old And New School At Monterey Car Week This Year

    Acura is prepping for what will surely be a busy Monterey Car Week taking place next month. The automaker plans to show off some important vehicles both old and new at a number of the many events that occur during this annual crazy car week. There will be brand presence at The Quail, A Motorsports...

  • Mike Accavitti
    Acura Replaces Its Chief

    Acura has confirmed that it has appointed Jon Ikeda as its new chief, just as the brand prepares for the launch of its crucial second-generation NSX supercar. Former chief Mike Accavitti, a Chrysler veteran who only joined Honda in 2011 in a marketing role before being promoted to the head of the...

  • Acura NSX pace car for the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Watch The Acura NSX Take On The Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Video

    The new Acura NSX has been tantalizing us with its clean lines and promised performance for the past couple of years, but soon we’ll finally be able to hop behind the wheel and tell you what it’s like to drive. Until then, sit back and enjoy this video showing a pre-production example...

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