When the upcoming Marvel reunion The Avengers hits the silver screen, it promises to be packed with action. Action heros like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America... and a new Acura NSX.

Wait, what? That's right: if the latest rumors from Auto Express prove true, that mystery Acura supercar that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has been spied driving on the set of the upcoming superhero flick will be our first glimpse at the new supercar from Honda's premium marque.

The neo-NSX will reportedly pack the through-the-road all-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain from the 2001 Honda Dual Note concept, encompassing a 3.5 to 3.7-liter V6 driving the rear wheels and an electric hub motor in each of the front wheels.

Tipped to be priced to take on the Nissan GT-R, the new NSX could be the Honda supercar we've been waiting for. For its part, Honda officials continue to deny that Tony Stark's car is representative of a new NSX, so we'll believe it when we see it (and we don't just mean at the movies).


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      Joey Lopez
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cant we get a new s2000?
        Guy Inkägnētō
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joey Lopez
        Supposedly we are.....in the form of a front-wheel drive roadster with Honda's IMA [stands for worthless hybrid technology].
          Joey Lopez
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Guy Inkägnētō
          Thats sad, for anyone thats never driven one you have to drive a s2000. Such a fun car, you cant help but smile when you drive it. Same for the 3rd gen FD rx7. Driven both of these and i fell in love with the nimbleness and fun factor. Those cars were made for drivers by drivers
        Joe Bo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joey Lopez
        +1 for the new s2000. Regarding this new Acura NSX - screw the hybrid crap. It just adds weight. Just turbocharge the 3.7 v6 from the TL.
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      imagine a V8 vtec, and a SH-AWD.. that would be really awesome...
        doomsdaydev
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Seph
        V-Tec sucks now though.. they had to add a gauge in the new si for v-tec so you would even know it's there. if this was the old honda I would be all for it. but the sad truth is that this isn't the old Honda we all love.
      Turbo_S60
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope it is cuz that car is dead sexy
      Guy Inkägnētō
      • 3 Years Ago
      Future NSX Successor: the "Dr. Dre DETOX album" of the automotive world.
      Cheese
      • 3 Years Ago
      My inner cynic tells me there is no way Honda would build a car like this car- because I actually want it, and it has been a long while since i could say that about a Honda product. the "NSX" that actually comes to market will be ugly, with less performance than a GTR, but it will cost more. It will be a product nightmare and Honda will discontinue it within a few model years saying "the market wasn't there" Honda will disappoint me. i know this, because it is all they have been able to do lately. Honda no longer has the visionary drive to produce a great sportscar. They are builders of appliances now, and have lost touch with the enthusiast. It is a sad thing. yours truly, An NSX owner
      mk4gti
      • 3 Years Ago
      please make this, Honda!
      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      HOLY HOT DAMN ON WHEELS
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see a lot of original NSX in that design, with the shapes of the fenders, side vents... and even that brushed aluminum headlight cover is reminiscent of the original NSX's slim turn signals. That being said, even if this WAS a precursor to a new NSX, I would hope that they never make an NSX convertible, and that they tone down the design at least 50 percent by production. What made, and still makes the NSX so attractive today was it's simple and clean cut lines. A friend of mine has one, and his is a 1992, and completely stock. He still gets asked, especially by women, if it's a 2010 model, or 2011 model. Simplicity is timeless. Look at a Z32 300ZX, the Phantom Corsair Cord, or the Mazda RX-7 Efini FD3S. Even the 964 Porsche and Ferrari F355 hold their design very well, simply for their simplicity.
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice looking Acura! Didn`t know they had it in them. Good job Honda/Acura. Now get so mojo back in your bread and butter vehicles.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        I recently watched THOR and could not help notice that the government agents all drove small Acura crossovers (RDX is it?). I thought that was the most unbelievable element of the movie! Why would these high level agents out in the field squeeze in and out of such small vehicles? Acura buying their place into THOR had the opposite effect on me, showing their vehicles to look silly in that context.
      Riboflavin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog just posted this a month ago, and an Acura spokesman already said, "The open-top sports car that was photographed yesterday is a one-off, fictional car that was made just for the movie and will not be produced." Why post it again, like they changed their minds? http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/03/tony-stark-trades-his-audi-for-an-acura-in-the-avengers/
      Troy MacRae
      • 3 Years Ago
      Front end looks like a smaller version of the beak on the Mazda3. Another happy car.
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