• Dec 19th 2007 at 6:29PM
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Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept - click to view in our high-res gallery

Devotees of the late, great Acura NSX – and that's just about everybody, really – have been waiting patiently for the second coming that once reportedly based on the Advanced Sports Car Concept shown above, but Honda keeps on making us wait longer. While there's still more waiting to be done, at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel, as Honda has revealed that the new NSX will make its debut in 2010. Sometime.

The second-generation Japanese supercar was anticipated for a launch this year at the Tokyo show, but we were disappointed when the Honda pavilion was absent of any such high-performance wizardry. Since the cancellation of the original NSX, TSX and Prelude, the aging S2000 roadster has been left all alone to defend Honda's honor on the sportscar front, while Nissan gets all the glory with the new GT-R.

The new timeline is a bit later than the 2008/2009 launch date that was originally set down by Honda CEO Takeo Fukui, but if it manages to live up to its predecessor, we doubt anyone will be grumbling. After all, who recalls at this point how far behind schedule the Bugatti Veyron fell before its eventual debut?

[Source: Wards Auto via eGMCarTech]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      The ballgame's totally different now. Especially with the GTR and who knows what Corvette will bring out to play by 2010. I'll be surprised if they can maintain the lightweight legacy without sacrificing the interior and still be competitive. A fat nsx just wouldn't be the same...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Considering Honda had to ask Pininfarina to design the first NSX, I don't have much faith on the Honda in-house design team.

      The S2000 is so-so and a Miata look-alike (I know 'cause I have one); RSX is bland; Civic TypeR is funky but hardly a classic. All in all, Honda in-house design team doesn't seem to have much talent there.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I am surprised.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if the car will branded an Acura in Japan as well since the car's planned arrival comes near the japanese Acura launch time. I couldn't think of a better way to launch the brand there than with this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If the 2010 NSX is as ugly as the concept car, the car will be a bust
      and first gen NSX prices will continue to increase. Judging by the
      transaction values of the first gen NSX
      http://www.pricehub.com/price/Acura/NSX and also the
      comments/opinions of current NSX owners on http://www.nsxprime.com,
      I'm sure Honda has noticed and hope that they will go back to the drawing board.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The original Japanese Supercar that sent Ferrari scurrying back to the drawing board. Hmmm... big shoes to fill there, Honda. I hope they pull it off though. The old NSX was a dream to drive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the TSX hasn't been canceled, the RSX has been
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yep, the US TSX is the Euro Accord.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha I was wondering why the TSX was included in the "sportscar" group
        • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Supposedly, the HSC was not up to par with today's standards:

      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda is no longer cool. Audi took Honda's balls.
      • 7 Years Ago
      like others have pointed out, i believe you meant RSX/Integra
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man that is absolutely hideous.. It looks like the b@st@rd child of a Trans Am and a Cadillac XLR... *shudder*

      Sure, yeah, it's a concept car that will never see production, but really, that sort of thing shouldn't see the light of day!

      It will be interesting to see how well a new NSX performs considering the solid following the last one had..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Proof read before you send your article to the web.

      TSX... RSX you mean.

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