• Aug 17, 2005


About a month after Acura officially announced the end of its much-beloved current generation NSX, more information is becoming available on its replacement due in 2008. According to AutoWeek, in addition to a V10 engine, Acura also intends on giving the next-gen NSX its SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) that debuted on the new RL. It is possible the upcoming NSX will be based on the HSC concept (shown) that Acura unveiled in 2004, which featured an aluminum and carbon fiber shell, mid-mounted engine, and the super-car-mandatory F1 style paddle shifters. The new NSX definitely has some big shoes to fill, as the out-going NSX is one of the coolest super cars ever built. We can't wait.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      The old car NSX premiered at a time when 275 HP was a lot of power, and it was one of the world's best handling cars. Problem is they have been using the same car forever with no changes, I have been waiting for them to update the car but I have to say this has exceeded my expectations! Can't wait to see how it performs agains the competition
      • 9 Years Ago
      JAPS Lie on Horsepower....new SAE ratings show Honda and Toyota inflated horespower claims. Check todays Detriot News. http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0508/17/A01-283759.htm
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree, Brent. Let me rephrase that - the old car was not worth that price point. The new one will be but they can still reduce the price. I mean...the M5 is right there and so is the Carrera.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nice! And here I was losing faith in Honda. Faith: restored. Seems like Honda and Toyota are squaring off for an epic battle of supercar-stardom. Perhaps the kids of the decision makers have made their parents watch a little too much "Dragon Ball Z." What I like is that this wont be another Ferrari, Lamborghini etc. While plenty of people love the exclusivity of a car that needs a 30k service every 4000 miles, I dont have the patience. The previous NSX was bulletproof like a Porsche, and even more reasonable to run as a daily driver.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hope they make it a bit cheaper than the NSX was. Way to pricey. There is a lot of stuff at that price range. Porsches, Vettes, Vipers, Beemer Ms, AMGs...
      • 9 Years Ago
      New NSX looks sweet. I love how the domestic fanboiz respond with negative attacks that are totally unrelated. BTW Mike and all the other "Asians are Liars" dumbasses, if you actually read the article you'd see that many of the domestic manufacturers aren't even retesting because they don't want to spend the money until they upgrade their drivetrains. Also, if you knew anything at all about cars you'd know that modern engine management combined with varying octanes, air temps, and humidity make a fixed horsepower rating pure fantasy. Most of California's premium gas is only 91 octane... guess what, sports cars make less power on it because the ECU has to run the engine more conservatively. Should -all- manufacturers have to stipulate that their performance cars make less HP in Cali because of the available gas?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow BF, that comment was really helpful to this discussion. I feel all the more enlightened because you posted that. How can Honda lie about a HP claim when they haven't made one for the next gen NSX? Wow... As for the price, all we can do is speculate. But I wouldn't be surprised if Honda would keep it relatively low and even take a loss if this is going to be a halo car for the company. I mean, it's not like it'll be selling in volume like the Civic or Accord. And Mike...come on, let's not be juvenile and make a ridiculous claim like "300HP with 140ft/lb." Give some credit here to Honda, they've earned it. I'd like to see a lot of F1 trickle down into this car. I'd like to see a high-revving V10, maybe 9-10k redline. Only time will tell though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      god...flappy paddle shifters...i want a clutch!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "And here I was losing faith in Honda." You may have good reason, J Zeke. Looks like both Honda and Toyota have been lying: Asians oversell horsepower http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0508/17/A01-283759.htm
      • 9 Years Ago
      An aluminum/carbon-fiber mid-engined V10 AWD sports car? That sounds kinda cool. :) Any specs on the V10 get out? I'm guessing it will be shades of Honda's F1 engine? Hopefully without the propensity to explode. :) Honda needs to lose the "super handling" moniker for the US market... it sounds completely juvenile, which won't fly here in the US compared to serious sounding names like Z06 and SRT10.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Let's hope some marketing guy intercepts the "SH" designation. "Super Handling" is a cheesy term that sounds ricey in the translation, and will not appeal to knowledgeable enthusiasts who will be buying exotics such as this.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "modern engine management combined with varying octanes, air temps, and humidity make a fixed horsepower rating pure fantasy"- (Zeus) Nothing truer can be said. Horse power is just one varible that contributes to the over all performance of a vehicle. It is one important reference used as a measure for performance. Its easy to understand but overrated and not real accurate. NO two engines are exactly the same. The new NSX and previous one are the nicest sports cars built outside the Corvette. The NSX is one Japanese car that has character.The old Datsun 240z was another one.
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