The original Acura NSX was an enthusiast's dream car come true. It had supercar looks, a lightweight aluminum chassis and a big chunk of Honda engineering soul. Unfortunately, the original NSX went through life without many adjustments, and Honda's supercar dream died quietly in 2005.

To be more accurate, the dream may only have been deferred, since Honda announced in 2008 that a next-generation NSX would arrive with a pavement-punishing V10 nestled under the hood of a far more contemporary shape. But just as we started to get our hopes up, the market for new premium sports coupes collapsed, and the NSX was shelved when it was reportedly very close to production-ready.

Rumors have persisted that the NSX was still under consideration for future production, and Autocar now claims that Honda President and CEO Takanobu Ito confirmed the speculation. Ito reportedly pointed out that the forthcoming NSX would focus on power-to-weight performance, adding "we don't want to copy Ferrari for power, but to also chase efficiency as well."

If a new NSX does see the light of day, we're guessing Honda would need to improve upon the original's 290 horsepower, but a 500-horsepower V10 is probably out of the picture, as are looks like the 2007 Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept shown here. Assuming that's the case, we'd happily take a lower sticker price and curb weight in exchange.


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      ShutoSteve
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the original NSX was gorgeous. Update the looks heavily, with more chiseled lines, and a more modern style, with about 430HP in the MIDDLE of the car, and you'll have me sold on it for sure.
      AP1_S2K
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please a PRODUCTION VERSION of the HSV-010. That's is the best iteration of a next gen NSX.
      Lachmund
      • 4 Years Ago
      for the sleepers: it's running testlaps at the nürburgring since ages..they just put it on hold due to the crisis watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpMAfsSk7jM
      carcrazed4life
      • 4 Years Ago
      Possible the Acura shown in the latest Avengers movie driven by Tony Stark shows what a possible NSX may look like? It looks proportionate enough to be a mid engine car, with possible SH-AWD. Say a 3.7l V6 (with more than the current 305HP as the 3.2l put out 290HP and a minimum of 8000RPM) and a possible high horsepower Twin Turbo version (Honda already does the RDX in turbo form.) I wonder though if the price point would be? 1) Audi R8 level - $115k 2) Porsche 911 Carrera - $80k 3) Lotus Evora level - $70k Maybe a standard 3.7l RWD starts at $70k. A mid level 3.7 SH-AWD around $80k, and a Twin Turbo SH-AWD version at $100k (about where a fully loaded GT-R would be.) Hint if Nissan can get 530HP/450LbFt from a 3.8l V6 TT, I think Honda has the engineering ability to do so.
      Justin Campanale
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Honda! You now have a chance to show people that you still care about enthusiasts! Make sure you don't blow this one. This car is all you need to ressurect your glory days. I'd like to see a base turbo 3.5 with 370 hp for $60 k, a turbo 3.7 with 450 hp for $80 k, and a range topping $100k twin turbo 3.7 with 550 hp. All with V-Tec and an 8000 rpm redline of course. If done right this could be the ultimate GTR killer.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        If you're revving to 8000rpm with VTEC, you wouldn't need turbos to reach 370 and 450hp with those size engines. Just lots of revs and big, high flow cylinder heads. And VTEC of course.
        miketim1
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        The NSX never been a GTR killer. . . .
          • 4 Years Ago
          @miketim1
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          Justin Campanale
          • 4 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          Yes, but in its day the NSX was considered a "budget supercar", which is what the GTR is now known as.
      • 4 Years Ago
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      CarCrazy24
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Honda! Stop putting this off, make a halo sports car that is worthy of the original NSX. Make sure to price like the GT-R, but not way into the six digits like the LF-A. Let's see that passion return to the company!
      Radwon
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aren't we all a bit over the on again, off again for the NSX? Just come out with something and 'wow' us again Honda, that's all we ask.
      Seph
      • 4 Years Ago
      as long as it sounds good as the previous Acura, and have a more reasonable price..
      Making11s
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet it's going to look like this. http://jalopnik.com/5838506/tony-stark-gets-the-acura-of-our-dreams-in-the-avengers
      Blue
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nobody cares about your US market anyway. Acuras are ugly, because American cars are ugly. Euro, AU and of course Jap-spec Hondas are attractive and capable. You guys don't even get Type Rs.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        AnalogJesse
        • 4 Years Ago
        "if there were even halfway competent engineers they could easily do a 2 second acceleration electric car." Hilarious.
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