Acura NSX News

  • 1991 Acura NSX

    The original Acura NSX has obtained a legendary status among enthusiasts, but it almost went to production without its famed variable valve timing & lift electronic control. Yes, VTEC. Acura celebrated 30 years since the original NS-X concept debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday and shared some inside knowledge about the development process, including the fact engineers never intended to fit the engine with Honda's banner VTEC system. The NS-X concept featured a running engine, but it was a far cry from what we think of today. Mounted in the middle of the car was a SOHC V-6...

  • Acura NSX cutaway drawing
    Cutaway sketch of Acura NSX shows inner workings

    Shin Yoshikawa is one of the best-known car artists of our time, and he's used his skills to tackle the 2019 Acura NSX. Honda's luxury brand released the artist's sketch of the hybrid sports car on Oct. 12, and it features Yoshikawa's signature cutaway art. The cutaway reveals the inner workings of...

  • 2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo race car
    2019 Acura NSX GT3 made faster with new bodywork

    Acura's sinister NSX GT3 race car has come in for some updates and is now even faster and better handling than before. The NSX GT3, as the name suggests, is designed for GT3-spec competition. It made its debut in the 2017 motorsport season and in a short time has proven to be a formidable weapon on...

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    Acura NSX stung by a pair of recalls

    Acura is reaching out to its NSX customers because the hybrid sports car has been hit with a pair of recall notices. One affects the brake lights while the other might result in a fuel leak. These recalls don't affect a lot of cars, mostly because Acura hasn't moved a ton of its reborn NSX, which...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    2019 Acura NSX: New color, new options, new tire

    It took Acura 15 years to bring back the NSX nameplate in 2017, but the Japanese automaker is giving the hybrid supercar an update after just two years. On Thursday Acura revealed the revised 2019 NSX at Monterey Car Week. It will take a keen eye to discern the 2019 NSX from earlier...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, white
    Working at Taco Bell gets you a $4,385 discount on a Chevy Corvette

    We doubt many regular Taco Bell employees have a Chevrolet Corvette on their car buying list, but if they do, there's a sweet deal to be had. CarsDirect uncovered some of the strangest discounts on new cars, and Taco Bell employees are, for some reason, eligible for GM Supplier Pricing. That means...

  • Science of Speed custom Acura NSX debuted at 2017 SEMA show

    The Acura NSX is no slouch with 547 horsepower arriving from a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and supplementary hybrid system, but tuning firm Science of Speed cranked things up a notch with their latest custom build. The company, known for its focus on the NSX itself, presented its 610-horsepower Acura NSX at the 2017 SEMA show with supplemental aerodynamic upgrades and race-ready interior components. The 37 additional horses comes from high-performance downpipes and a lightweight stainless steel exhaust system, which also reduces the NSX's weight by 16 pounds. The company also...

  • A clean lap of the Nurburgring in the Acura NSX
    Take a lap of the Nürburgring in the Acura NSX

    Nürburgring lap videos typically fall into one of only a handful of categories. There are the manic, on-the-limit attempts to set blistering times. There are also videos highlighting bad driving or even crashes. Other times, there are simply automaker marketing pieces to show off the latest...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car competes in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
    Acura NSX GT3 now available as customer race car

    Acura is joining the likes of its German rivals by allowing its performance flagship, the NSX supercar, to be available as a customer race car. The NSX GT3 started racing in 2017 and has already racked up two wins in the highly competitive GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The...

  • 2017 Acura NSX does donuts
    IMSA driver Katherine Legge serves a batch of donuts in the 2017 Acura NSX

    Inquiring minds wonder: will the 2017 Acura NSX do donuts? The short answer: yes, yes it will. But, what brought about this fresh batch of donuts and all the show and smoke that comes with it? IMSA driver Katherine Legge decided it was her time to have a little bit of fun after the NSX GT3 racer...

  • Chris Harris gets a Porsche 911 Turbo extremely sideways
    Chris Harris compares the Audi R8, Acura NSX and Porsche 911 Turbo

    "What a terrible day" current "Top Gear" host Chris Harris says as he climbs into his third performance dream machine of the day. Yes, it's raining on this particular day, but that's pretty much expected when you're in the United Kingdom. Regardless, Harris has the tough task of putting the Acura...

  • 2017 Acura TLX A-Spec race car set for 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Acura is bringing a 500-horsepower TLX to 2017 Pikes Peak

    Following an impressive performance last year with a near-stock NSX and an all-electric version, Acura is returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and this time it’s bringing not only the NSX but also its latest baby, the TLX A-Spec. But rather than run a stock TLX up the...

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

    Honda is considering a pure electric powertrain for its next-generation Acura NSX. Recall, the automaker entered a pure electric version of its current NSX in the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Though a concept, Honda R&D boss Sekino Yosuke has revealed to Autocar that the car’s technology could end up in a production model. “It's not just a competition car; I would like to make such a car in production, and there are some studies around that,” Yosuke said. “We are evaluating what is possible now.” The concept, dubbed the NSX EV, finished third...

  • 2017 Honda NSX-GT Super GT race car
    Jenson Button to race NSX-GT at Suzuka round of 2017 Super GT Series

    Following Fernando Alonso’s stint in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, his former teammate at the McLaren Formula One team, Jenson Button, plans to test out Japan’s Super GT touring car series. Honda has confirmed that Button, who is currently a reserve driver for the McLaren F1...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
    Acura NSX buyers can watch their car being built

    Potential buyers of the Acura NSX now have another reason to sign on the bottom line. Acura has launched a special program called the NSX Insider Experience that includes a one-on-one tour of key Acura facilities across Ohio, including the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) and Anna Engine...

  • NSX Originals videos
    NSX buyers get custom video, diecast car

    Buying an Acura NSX is a special moment and Acura is making is even more special. The car is on sale now, deliveries are beginning, and Acura is providing each buyer with a video featuring (at least in part) their car. ALSO SEE: Acura NSX vs. Audi R8: We compare tech versus higher tech A total of...

  • Acura NSX GT3 race car being tested
    Acura NSX GT3 race car makes glorious noises around Daytona

    Who doesn't love good race car noise? The answer should be everyone who loves cars also loves good race car noise, and that's what we have here thanks to the Acura NSX GT3 race car. Our friends at Racer.com managed to stick a camera into the cabin of one as it was undergoing testing at Daytona...

  • Exotic Revolution pits an Acura NSX against a Nissan GT-R in a drag race
    After defeating an Aventador, Acura NSX faces off against the GT-R

    The current Acura NSX is an interesting vehicle. It's a sort of budget hypercar in that its not wearing an ungodly price tag (relatively speaking) yet it packs the combination of electric motors, batteries, and a gasoline engine that you'll find in some of the world's highest performing vehicles...

  • 2017 Audi R8 vs. 2017 Acura NSX

    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 there's advanced technology and then there's advanced technology. The 2017 Audi R8 is a traditional supercar—mid-engine design, big engine, lots of power, in a lightweight structure. The 2017 Acura NSX, however, is clearly more advanced and forward-thinking. It has all the traits of the R8, plus...

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    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
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy Nominee: 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...

  • 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...

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