Auto Express is reporting that Honda is set to unveil the production version of its upcoming Acura NSX at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The news comes courtesy of an unnamed "top exec" for Honda Brazil speaking at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The concept version of the Japanese supercar is currently on display there. Interestingly enough, the same unnamed source claims the production iteration will remain aesthetically identical to the show car. You won't hear any qualms from us on that front.

Of course, the timing of the production debut is a little confusing. For starters, when Acura unveiled the concept last year, the company told the world it would be at least three years before production began. That would give the street-worthy model a 2014 or 2015 designation, the latter being cited more often in media accounts. Thus, we'll keep an eye out for the hybrid supercar in Motown, but we're going to stop short of holding our breath... it might be a while.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 27 Comments
      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      My guess is this intel is bogus at best. I work at Honda R&D in Ohio, where the NSX is being developed. I haven't seen so much as a camo'd mystery vehicle rolling around the facility. My guess is we'll see a more production ready "concept" in Detroit, if at all, but certainly not a rolling chassis. But just based on the timeline the article mentioned, my doubts are high.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        [blocked]
          ACURA23CL
          • 2 Years Ago
          Go right ahead...I said I work AT Honda R&D, not FOR Honda R&D. They have zero authority over my employment. Besides, the info I said was nothing more than speculation based on observation, not "leaking" any official confidential info.
      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please Honda, for your own good (remember failure of the Accord Hybrid), leave IMA the $@#%! out of this vehicle. I love the looks.
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trynna steal some shine from the new C7 ? Lol won't work honda..........
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I feel like even tho this is cool and all.. Honda on a whole has lost my interest no matter what they make now. They have been lackluster for so long. To me their just building this in light of Toyota and Nissan building their sporty car... this feels like an afterthought and once AGAIN NSX and Honda are late to the party. I would pick a GTR or LFA before this.
        purrpullberra
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        I'm right with you. But... I think it's just possible that someone at Honda has, barely, woken up feeling such shame at the last 10 years, just building appliances and mediocrity and they are going to change. It's a hope at least....
          zoom_zoom_zoom
          • 2 Years Ago
          @purrpullberra
          It's Miketim, take that exact Acura, put a Toyota or Lexus logo on it and Miketim will be praising it ad nauseum
      jaimeheac
      • 2 Years Ago
      sure.. why do that if the 2014 Corvette C7 its going to grab all the atention and well thats because the corvette is an american classic car. that sure destroys almost all of these imported japaneses. i think that if you put the new Enzo the Corvette will still grab more attention.
        ShutoSteve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jaimeheac
        That was probably the most stupid, useless comment I've read in a long time.
      Aryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      YES PLEASE, this is by FAR my most anticipated car. I love how it looks. Imagine it in black, it's so sleek like a batmobile specially with the rear end tail lights. I know Acura gets a lot of criticism around here but I absolutely love this and seriously consider purchasing one if it's under 120k.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      They will do good to have it be a 2018 model. By that time it will be so out of date they'll have to keep it around for 15yrs unchanged to make their money back. Much like the last one...
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Hey stickshiftn69, How do you like that small block in the Corvette from circa 50-60 years ago still used today?
      mookieblaylock
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'm sure it will perform but i would feel like a tool driving that,looks like it has chrome or something on the front. 1st nsx was ok looking. 911 c4s if i had the cash
      ponycargt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just in time to rain on GM's parade as the C6 is unveiled....can't wait to see this thing duke it out with the 'vette. I hope this signals Honda's return to the greatness it once had in the 90s
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that thing is gorgeous. I can't wait until it's out so that we can see what it can do.
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      For some reason that Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto song started going in my head. Love the looks of this car.
      Israel
      • 2 Years Ago
      not sure they could have picked much uglier wheels to put on that car.. ok, maybe wagon wheels would be worse.
    • Load More Comments