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Click above for a gallery of the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept.

Acura is slated to release its NSX replacement sometime around the turn of the decade, but despite what you may have heard circulating the 'Net, it's not going to be priced to compete with Ferrari and Lamborghini. There's little doubt that Acura's 500+hp, V10-powered super sled has Italy's finest in its sights, along with the perennial show queen, the Lexus LF-A, but even with current exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar, the successor to the NSX won't be carrying a sticker around $180,000. After contacting Mike Spencer, one of Acura's press people, he confirmed that the comments he made were taken out of context and that definitive pricing for the new vehicle is still a long way off. He would only say that the exchange rates would have an effect, but it would be unfair to attempt to guesstimate on price this early in the game. Considering that the last NSX was knocking on the $100k door before it was killed off in 2005, we'd expect a higher sticker for the next model, but pulling a number out of the air, comparing it to other vehicles in the segment and claiming it as fact, is hardly fair. As such, we'll wait for a formal announcement from Acura so you can start saving your pennies for the NSX's upcoming replacement.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I just wish they would build something already. What has it been, 5 years + now they have been talking about a new NSX.

      They could price it anywhere they want. They won't be competing with the Corvette or GT-R. It is a different market. NSX has never been the fastest of its class, or the most powerful.

      When someone says NSX, I think of an everyday exotic car. So they will price it with exotics, and people will buy them.

      Honda missed the boat on Japanese performance for the dollar. Nissan threw exotic style out the window when they made the GT-R (even the older ones), and they captured the Japanese performance for the dollar market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GT-R
      GT-R
      GT-R

      stay home Acura
        • 7 Years Ago
        the first NSX was slower than the r32 GTR

        but that doesn't mean the GTR was better

        I can't wait for the new one

        I hope Honda doesn't mess this up like they've been messing up everything recently

        • 7 Years Ago
        Ever heard of the phrase, "Competition improves the breed"?
      • 7 Years Ago
      they better plan on pricing this thing around a $100,000-125,000
      if not they better keep it on the drawing board.

      if its over a $175,000 it better be the very best money can buy.

      lets hope the thing can weigh in around 3000lbs with 550hp and turn 6:xx around the ring.

      Honda should bring back the Prelude to compete with the Z or GTR. yeah i know its a stretch. but how does a $50,000 360-400 HP 3.0 A-Vtec V6 w/ 8500rpm redline with 86X86mm bore and stroke, 3000lb coupe sound. the prelude always was Honda's Tech Flagship.
      It would destroy the Next Z.

      lets face it STI and EVO MR are pushing $40k whats another $100 something a month.
      it could be based on the rumored $50k acura roadster in the works.

      somebody pinch me i must be dreaming.

        • 7 Years Ago
        wow

        just wow

        a 50k prelude?

        the prelude was a fwd economy-performance car

        base prelude = 20k msrp

        prelude SH = 26k msrp

        in today's market, it would compete with cars like the gti, ms3, and the srt4

        Honda already has a car for this market: the civic si

        If anything, honda should bring back the RSX, but make it more high-performance

        they could give it an LSD, a turbo engine, and let it reclaim the title of 'best fwd performance car'


      • 7 Years Ago
      IF THEY KEEP THEIR HEADS ... and lose the ego about having the best Ferrari-killer, they will make a sports car which sells for way under $100,000.
      The Acura model lineup is stronger in the middle, weaker at the top, like Infiniti. It makes more sense for the sports car to be within reach of existing customers, not a car for a small number of the elite, at some stratospheric price point.
      With all that is said about the NSX -- it was very competent, but never sold well, and trickled to embarassing numbers at the end.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It will be an Aston Martin competitor more than an Italian supercar competitor.
        • 7 Years Ago
        take, ill take it, the DB9
        • 7 Years Ago
        in that case, ill the DB9
      • 7 Years Ago
      The GT-R comparo is a good one. Acura does need a halo to lift the brand, and so I certainly see the point an NSX, but do we remember the Integra? (http://goodcarbadcar.blogspot.com/2007/06/integra-memorial-rip.html) Isn't that the car that drew most of us to the brand?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I care because I have 180,000 bucks burning a hole in my pocket, right. No one would buy this car even if they had the money, not with the Z06 and the GT-R out for under half the price :0Yeah I said it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        To say that, you never drove the first one.

        The only thing it did wrong was burn tires every 5,000 miles, which hurts the pocketbook when they cost $500 each to begin with.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hopefully this one will actually be faster than an STI (and other cars at 1/3 the cost). Last time The Stig took an STI on the Top Gear test track it outperformed Honda/Acura's entire lineup. For $100k you would hope Honda/Acura could make a decent offering. I can't see this competing with the current line of super cars - especially if it looks anything like the above pics...
      • 7 Years Ago
      it better not be priced at 200k, considering what the gt-r is currently doing for 70-80k base price...
      • 7 Years Ago
      But just the look of that car I don't car what it cost I want it heads will turn when you drive by in that baby
        • 7 Years Ago
        If the only reason you buy a car is because of what other people will think of you when they see you in it, you must really suck at all other aspects in life.

        Please come back and tell me how beautiful your wife is, how much you make, that you have a ton of degrees and an awesome job to prove to me that I'm wrong. Please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We've seen what the Japanese can do when they get serious with the GTR. The next NSX will be an absolute beast. Remember folks HP isn't everything. It's how you put it down and how well it corners. The GTR is down on power but it doesn't have the poor leaf springs that the Z06 has and that's why it's quicker around the ring.

      And before you claim leaf springs are superior. Even the corvette racing team uses coil overs instead of leaf springs in the C6R.
        • 7 Years Ago
        More hating on the Vette. Can we just put an end to it?
        NO ONE CARES, the cars doen't even compete with one another!!!!
        AWD vs RWD
        V6 vs V8
        4 seater vs 2 seater

        etc.

        About all they have in common is 4 wheels and a rear-mounted tranny.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know if the NSX will necessarily show up the GTR, not should it. The NSX was never really the bruiser the Skyline was; it was more about balance and experience than cold, brutal competency. I've had the pleasure of driving the old one and it's a fun car, moreso than the numbers suggest. I've never had the pleasure of driving a Skyline, but everything I've read seems to imply the opposite: it's capable, but it is very businesslike in it's competency.

        My hope is that we get a car that weighs not a lot and acts like it; sort of a stretched Elise or S2000 or Japanese Ferrari. Even if it's down on power.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It was $100k for a car with a V6 Accord engine, $200k for a Honda V10 would be an absolute bargin by comparison.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There wasn't a V6 Accord when the NSX came out, and even when there was finally a V6 Accord the only thing it shared with the NSX was the cylinder count. The engines aren't even close to simliar. C series versus J series. DOHC vs SOHC, real VTEC vs partial VTEC, etc etc etc
        • 7 Years Ago
        Somebody at Autoblog didn't do the research. The MSRP of the NSX was $60K. Due to dealer mark-up, the on-lot price was between $90K-$100K. It was possible to find the car less than the sticker price, but the mark-up led to the slow selling and the slow, painful demise.

        All things considered, the NSX at $60K back then is what the GT-R is at $70K now. Granted, things have changed significantly and the cost of materials and manufacturing processes has certainly changed. For example, the NSX was the world's first all-aluminum, monocoque-bodied car, which is all but common place on sports and exotics.

        However, when either NSX then or GT-R now is being compared to Ferrari's costing .5-1.2 times as much, I think it's most certainly a fair comparison.

        That said, I think it may be possible to see this car for even around $100K-120K. People talk about the GT-R in comparison, but it's difficult to compare a Nissan to an Acura. Being an Acura, the company can afford to spend more money on different materials and processes that Nissan can't at a certain price because people will pay more for those materials. That is in no way a knock against Nissan. But if and when Nissan chooses to create an Infiniti version, they'll do the same because that car would be a hypothetical "halo" car for its luxury marquee. Same as Toyota/Lexus.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the hell are you talking about??

        accord V6 engine?
        since has the accord V6 ever produced 280HP?


        do you know anything about the NSX?

        it was the first car to feature VTEC

        certainly not just a mid-engined car with an accord V6.




        • 7 Years Ago
        The current Euro Accord makes MORE than 280hp.
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