• Jun 17, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of new Acura NSX spy shots

The spies at KGP Photography have captured the first shots of the next Acura NSX in its prototype form. Gone is the makeshift S2000 bodywork the car has been photographed in before, replaced by what appears to be its true form: a classic, long-hooded sports car profile that is significantly more muscular and aggressive-looking than the Advanced Sports Car Concept. The camo effectively hides most of the juicy details, particularly up front,. Still, you can make out the three well-defined intake openings there, as well as headlamps that are larger than the slitlike units shown on last year's concept car. In back, stacked square dual exhausts suggest plenty of underhood muscle, which makes sense since a V10 is expected to be nestled under the car's lengthy bonnet. The mule depicted above also suggests a BMW 6-series-like decklid aft of the rear glass, though there's no way of knowing if it incorporates taillamps that run the width of the rear, as we saw on the concept. No matter. It all adds up to something we want to see a lot more of, and soon.



[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      ohh i bet this will be FWD!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well according to all the so-called insider buzz at Honda, there will be a $50,000 - $60,000 Acura sports coupe AND an NSX successor. Maybe this is the former?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a late 80's RX-7
      • 6 Years Ago
      this car seems to loose the outside style of the nsx. it seems bigger.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a mashup of a 350Z, a Z4, something vaguely Camaro-ish and an LF-A. Is that a good thing? Not really.

      Why did they decide to abandon the MR layout, anyway? This car seems like it'll get the job done, but it doesn't really follow in the footsteps of the old one. Too bland, and at $200k there are much more interesting options to be had. Honda, try again!
      • 6 Years Ago
      my guess - this is the replacement for the s2000. They will put an acura badge on it.

      if it is the new nsx, and they are charging anywhere near what they sold the last one for - they will sell less than 1,000 of these in the first year.

      the styling of the last nsx was way ahead of it's time. The interior looked just like a honda accord though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I remember the NSX mule spy photos had S2000 body work that seemed to have quite a stretch ahead of the rear wheels like it might have been mid engine. This seems to be pretty short between the seats and rear wheels plus over all it seems pretty small. Could this be the S2000 replacement instead of the NSX?

      If it is the NSX, I’d bet against the V10. Maybe the V6 stays? Godzilla works fine with a V6 and Honda has always leaned toward light weight performance especially when the story line is that it will achieve exceptional fuel economy.

      AWD seems a good bet as it doesn’t look to have much of a rear bias when it comes to tire widths.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Spotted on the Ring with a Z06 behind it for testing
      http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=768558

      very well could be the sub NSX model.

      when the new NSX shows up i think were gonna see a GT-R behind it on the ring during testing. last year they said the benchmark was the 911 turbo. remember the video with the frankenstein S2000 being chased by the 911.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, if you look closely, its very likely to be a ZR1, not a Z06.

        Take a look at this picture:

        http://www.vtec.net/news/news-image?image=768558/11nsx_bp-01.jpg

        Honda isn't using a base C6 nor the Z06 as a benchmark, its the ZR1, how did they get one of those? I have no clue, but notice the carbon sideskirts, wheels, etc. Definitely the NSX successor, not the 50-60,000 dollar sports coupe. Plus, we'll probably see a GT-R in tow soon,
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, this thing looks downright SMALL!!! From the side it doesnt look nearly as large as the LF-A, it looks more like a Z. A 500-hp, AWD, With Z size and heft? This thing could be a scorcher.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no way that is mid engined
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can't even tell that it's an acura/honda under there. How is the poster sure?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Could just be the Camo....

        It'd better be mid-engined...
      • 6 Years Ago
      OT: The obnoxious autoblog.com watermarks are just that, obnoxious. Its not like you guys originated those pictures but you sure went out of your way to imply it.

      Look, the originals are already tagged by a name, why muddy it up more. Next time use your paintshop skills to remove either the white or black to show the shape of the car cleaner.
        • 6 Years Ago
        then don't put the watermarks on the damn car. Be professional like the place you bought them from.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Alex is absolutely right. I always use the production car pictures as screensavers because they can essentially be picked up anywhere. Spy shots require work and should be treated as such. If I put some coin up for exclusive shots, I wouldn't want some yupee picking them up for free and using them as their own. Keep up the good work, Autoblog!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This poor car has so much to live up to, it's almost destined to be a disappointment. Not only must it live up to the original car, it's going to live in the shadow the GT-R. The price to performance ratio must be extremely competitive in order to stand out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You sure this is not Storm Shadow's travel vehicle in the G.I.Joe live action movie?
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol. COOOOOOBBBRAAAA!!!
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