What would a superhero movie be without the fancy cars? Well, it would still be a superhero movie, we suppose, but we prefer the kind that has some flashy wheels. Like the upcoming Marvel flick The Avengers.

As you may have heard, Acura signed a multi-picture deal with Marvel to have its cars featured in a series of superhero movies, and indeed several already have. But for The Avengers, Acura had to work up something special enough to replace Tony Stark's Audi R8. Since the old NSX was long out of production when they began shooting and the new one wasn't ready yet, the Japanese automaker and the film studio put together something of a hybrid.

Not a hybrid as we tend to use the term in automotive spheres, but an amalgamation of the old NSX and the new one. They took a 1991 NSX and gave it a new roadster body to mimic the concept car that's been making the rounds of the auto show circuit.

Our compatriots over at Inside Line got a behind-the-scenes look at the roadster, along with the kitted-out MDX crossover and a TL with a similar treatment. Scroll down to watch the video clips they put together, and the corresponding article here.





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      Amco Autoglass
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow this thing is so pretty!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      scootnm
      • 2 Years Ago
      The concept car introduced in Detroit was actually more stunning than the above video shows it. NSX has always been an eye-catching car. If Honda sticks with it and actually produces it and brings it to market, it will be a hit. The front end of the car made for the movie is ugly, as most current Acura models have been for the past 4-5 years, but if they proceed with the one that was in Detroit and follows that same striking design across the models, it will be a huge hit. Acura has become soooo boring in design - it needs to bring back the original designers back from the mid-80's and make it a relevant car. I have owned 5 Acuras - from 1986 through 2004. They got boring and the competition surpassed them. I love Honda/Acura and wish they would establish themselves as a true Sports/Luxury brand to compete with MB, BMW, Audi, Lexus, etc. The new Acura RL should be reintroduced as the New Acura Legend - and gain back that iconic name. Make it to compete with the luxury competitors, give it some guts under the hood , major interior seating space and price it to knock the socks off the LS, 7 series, S Class, and they will have a super duper RELIABLE untouchable hot seller.
      TBQ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those guys are a little too impressed with a blatant (and cheesy) knock off of the Audi R8.
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        tobyjc81
        • 2 Years Ago
        you do realize they're taking 3 years to develop the NSX and that this was just a movie prop for a few minutes of screen time right?
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tobyjc81
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        CWT092079
        • 2 Years Ago
        I would take a 22yr old NSX right now over 90% of today's supercars.
        TheLeadFoot
        • 2 Years Ago
        That's exactly what I thought. Ignoring the Acura fanboys (which I honestly didn't know existed until now), this is an embarrassing thing to publicize in my opinion. The car is attractive in an extremely safe way. They saw the R8 do it and now they are ready to as well 5 YEARS LATER. OH WAIT, when this thing finally comes out the R8 will have been about for nigh on 8 years?! This isn't anything to be proud of Acura boys.
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheLeadFoot
          I knew they were out there but judging by the ridiculous amount of up/downvotes, there are far more than I ever imagined. It's kind of endearing.
      vedi123
      • 2 Years Ago
      Acura R8?
      XT6Wagon
      • 2 Years Ago
      So they replaced the R8 with a R8 kitcar? AWESOME.
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      I understand that Stark's character makes us expect him to drive the latest supercar that isn't even developed/purchasable, but really, THAT'S what they replaced the gorgeous R8 with? For shame.
      NamorF-Pro
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks kinda cool but still like a R8. Why does everyone copy each other these days? Are y'all really out of design ideas? I got plenty....
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would seem that NSX fanboys are even more rabid than GTR fanboys. Yikes!
      Aryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what you people say, this car is ******* gorgeous. Specially the rear end. I'd definitely get this over a R8
      _M7_
      • 2 Years Ago
      IF the new NSX ISNT MADE IN JAPAN ....IT WILL SUCK !!!
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