• Mar 31st 2008 at 2:29PM
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We've known for quite some time now that the Acura NSX replacement would feature a V10 engine likely at the front of the vehicle and possibly powering all four wheels via a version of the brand's SH-AWD. Now that Nissan's amazing new GT-R has set a new standard for what a Japanese supercar can be, the next NSX had better be something impressive indeed, and rumors are that it will be just that. What we still don't know is what this car will look like, so we're very interested in what Japanese car-buff-mag Best Car claims is a rendering of the new NSX. If this is an accurate portrayal, we're glad that Acura stylists found a way to leave off the big metal triangular grill that is plaguing the rest of its lineup, as it just doesn't seem befitting for a sportscar. Although the only rendering offered is an angled shot from the drivers-side front, this coupe still seems a little generic to our eyes, but at least looks better than what we saw from the Advanced Sports Car Concept last year in Detroit.

Fans of Acura's first generation NSX, including all of us at Autoblog, are going to have a tough time waiting until 2010 for the next version to bow, but we're sure to have an endless stream of spy shots and a perpetually overactive rumormill to keep us busy till then.

[Source: Best Car via World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      BLAH! Hideous. And the previous version was hideous too. Here is the version EVERYONE liked and wants. Why the heck have Honda's engineers been releasing FUGLY cars as of late, despite their fans screams! Are the low Acura sales in the US a clue that we hate those new grills? What's it going to take for them to get it through their heads?

      Anyway, check out this version. Hotness:

      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugly,Ugly and Ugly. The HSC concept are way much better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the front fascia looks very similar to the Fisker Karma.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The first NSX was a lovingly rendered rip off of the F-40 body style, why not look to current gen Ferraris for the new one? Who wouldn't buy an Acura Enzo? Er, who among the obscenely wealthy, anyway?

      In all seriousness, the linked HSC is mindblowing, and if they shelve that in favor of the crap we just saw above, I'm going to shave my head and start a car monastery in the mountains where we'll contemplate the perfect forms of the mid-late 90s and design new mid engine supercar concepts each day in the form of sand art, then scatter them to the wind in hopes of healing the auto world of its sicknesses.
      Who's with me?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda should of used the HSC concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So it's got a front-engine, 4WD, and a design that looks like one of the Mazda RX8 discarded drawings. Why are they naming it NSX again?

      Oh and BTW, the driver's side is the other one in Japan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The original NSX had sharp severe angles with a pure supercar look.
      This (which I'm sure is in no where accurate) looks to be a luxury version of the RX-8 for those who want more unique car then a Mercedes coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      considering current dissapointments from the honda/acura brand lately i woulndt bring my hopes up for this one. im not looking foward to it
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exactly, it will be 200hp short of what it should be.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did a 2 minute MS Paint thing.

      Any better? =P

      Yeah... epic fail.

      Actually I've never linked to blogspot. I don't even know if it works externally. Guess I'll try.
        • 7 Years Ago

        : Reminds me of that.

        Whats wrong with just modifying the current NSX design.
        Screw the curvy stuff. Keep it more angular and bold, bold like Honda themselves.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is what the next Honda PRELUDE should be
        • 7 Years Ago
        NO, as mentioned by some others here, this is just sad looking a downright ugly. Even the last prelude had better lines. I agree the hood lines and headlamps remind me of some retarded middle child of the 4gen and 5 gen ludes, but the rest of it looks like a poorly fitted fleebay bodykit on a hyundai tiburon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They are dead set on this front-engine business, huh?

      HSC was brilliant and still holds up today. With HSC's looks, a 400-ish hp rating, SH-AWD and mid-engined configuration, it could have given the R8 pause. But, NOPE.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We've been reading speculation about a new NSX for what, 15 years now? I'll believe it when I see it.
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