The Acura NSX is still a couple years away from production (isn't it always?), but Acura has taken the dark window tint off last year's concept and opened the doors to show us what the interior of the car looks like. From what we can tell on the show-floor display, Acura's hybrid supercar will not only have a sexy exterior design, it will look great from the inside as well, but Acura pointed out that this is just "one possible direction" the interior could go. We suppose that means we can look forward to many more NSX concepts – you won't hear any complaints from us.

Building on Acura's latest tagline of "the synergy between man and machine," the NSX promises to provide a "human connected space" offering a simplified layout presumably chocked full of technology. Looking inside the concept reveals a cabin wrapped in maroon leather with sport bucket seats that will certainly provide plenty of support. We're sure there will be more information about the car and its interior at upcoming auto shows, but until then, scroll down for Acura's press release.
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Acura Unveils Next Evolution of NSX Concept at 2013 North American International Auto Show
Acura provides first look at possible NSX interior design concept


01/15/2013 - DETROIT, Mich

Acura today unveiled a new NSX Concept that showcases the evolution of the next-generation supercar's styling and design, including a first-ever look at one possible direction for the next-generation NSX interior design.

"This further evolution of the Acura NSX Concept design is remarkably true to the original concept styling," said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations. "We're making great progress in delivering on the expectations we created a year ago, with advanced technology that will bring new levels of performance and a unique, dynamic experience to the exotic sports car market."

The new Acura NSX Concept is based on the expected underpinnings of the vehicle Acura will bring to market. Still, the new NSX Concept maintains its low and wide stance with the dynamic and alluring proportions that debuted in the original NSX Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show -- highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing, and edgy details that communicate supercar attitude and a high-tech feel.

The new NSX Concept also features a first-ever look at one potential direction for the next-generation Acura NSX interior design. The design concept is founded on a "Human Support Cockpit" theme, a strong expression of Acura's product direction focused on "the synergy between man and machine." The interior package boasts outstanding visibility, an exotic driving position, and an intuitive "Simple Sports Interface" that minimizes interior clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the driving experience.

"Consistent with the spirit of the original NSX, our intention is to support the psychological and emotional aspects of driving a super car at the limit, because we are insistent about delivering on the synergy between man and machine," said Jon Ikeda, chief designer, Acura Design Studio. "Importantly, this will be true of all Acura vehicles moving forward."

With the aim of delivering a new sports car experience that combines next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, Acura announced a year ago that the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.

Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is an all-new, three-motor high-performance hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors – one motor integrated with the V-6 engine and two motors driving the front wheels – along with an all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT). The system enables instant delivery of negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering to achieve a new level of driving performance unparalleled by current AWD systems.

As previously announced, the new NSX is being developed by a global R&D team led by designers and engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California, and Raymond, Ohio. The new NSX will also be manufactured at a new production facility in central Ohio.

About Acura
Acura is the fastest growing automotive luxury brand in America, having posted a 26.7% year-over-year gain in 2012, its best annual sales result since 2007. Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models: the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon, the ILX luxury compact sedan, the 5-passenger RDX crossover SUV, the 7-passenger MDX luxury SUV, and the all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, launching in March 2013.


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      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      The original NSX had light weight aluminum parts to control weight which at the time was pretty ground breaking stuff especially considering aluminum was not being used like that in the industry. The body design was also ground breaking as the super cars of the day Ferrari was one car that you could see similar features in the front but side / back end design made it standout ! Now the fact its a Hybrid turns off many car enthusiasts from the start. To me that is the future of where the sports cars of the next generation are headed. Efficiency will be a factor going forward & the fun factor will still be maintained .... hopefully with a true manual transmission though !
        scion_tc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        Yes, Porsche is going hybrid, Ferarri going hybrid...
      Anthony
      • 1 Year Ago
      The original NSX started development in 1985 it was released in 1990 in Japan. That's 5 years from inception to production. 2nd Gen NSX concept work started in 2011 and it's 2013. 2 years and you guys are complaining about it taking forever to release lol. I rather that they not rush this or else something will go wrong with it. My guess is they are releasing this in stages. 2012 Exterior 2013 Interior 2014 Production model debut car will be sold later in 2014 as a 2015 model.
      Jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still looks beautiful. WTF is taking them so long? It\'s the only exciting thing that has happened at Acura in about 10 years.
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      How much do I need to save to get one of these? Any acura insiders?
      subierider
      • 1 Year Ago
      So many car makers are going for very geometric shapes these days that I really miss what they were initially trying to do with HSC concept. In fact, I think it will stand out more among the sea of these super cars with cleaner lines. It also echoed the legacy of the original NSX and looked very aggressive from the back.
      nrp710
      • 1 Year Ago
      I absolutely love the interior and exterior. That interior has some S2000 and old NSX elements while going with a new center stack. Placement for the high voltage bits perhaps? Those carbon fiber wheels might be a first. I'm not a fan of the design, though. The car color is stunning.
      Adam
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks great I hope they produce it. Wish there was some better pictures of the interior though
        Adam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Adam
        my bad I just saw the press release pictures. I was looking through the autoblog live shots.
      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes the wheels have to come off ! I like this design the fact its a Hybrid Acura is taking hits from car guys .... but the future is where the NSX was in 1990 when it was introduced. Aluminum parts to save on weight was something not seen back then.... Why did the person have to take the picture with the blue oval over of Ford over this car ?
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yuck. Still looks like an R8. I'd rather have an original NSX, developed when Honda gave a damn about their product.
        TwoBits
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carguy1701
        There will never be a car that doesn't resemble some other car. There are only so many configurations for four wheels and passengers. And so what if it did look like an R8 (which is doesn't)? That's a good thing.
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TwoBits
          True, but the basic design of the front end is lifted wholesale from it. I don't see that as a good thing.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      ONLY acura could have made a boring concept. . . . good lord.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        Only thing that get's miketim's panties wet are cars like a Corolla.
        Aryan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        You are delusional.
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Aryan
          @ g2k He has a 1994 Camry. No, I am not kidding or making it up. He himself said he did.
          miketim1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Aryan
          Tell me one thing that stands out on this car ? Down to the ugly messy wheel design to the dead grey color they went with for the car. This thing looks boring.
          g2k
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Aryan
          @miketim1 I'd love to hear what you drive if you think this is boring
          miketim1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Aryan
          good one but that isnt the topic. When it comes to concept wise... this thing sucks. I seen a Lexus conpect win awards... I seen conpects wow people... this looks like a conpect from 2004
      ghlibi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Epic FAIL Honda, Still NO V8 to compete with real EXOTICS. Gimmicky SH-AWD Hybrid V6 on a reverse Accord platform will only add weight and take away from real driving dynamics. It is rather sad when an old formula like the Vette in a new wrapper can out shine Honda's so called "Super Car" after YEARs of let down teasers. The NSX's development period went on for so long that the styling has become mediocre and rather stale. Honda has nothing solid to offer in this league: NISSAN GTR - ALL OUT TECHNO-MARVEL, GIANT KILLER LEXUS / TOYOTA LF-A - CARBON FIBER Grand Tourer, F1 inspired V10 HONDA / ACURA NSX - Half Baked Accord Hybrid? What a JOKE. Can't Out Gun the GTR and Can't offer LFA's Carbon Fiber Construction. Honda is stuck having to peddle USED Hybrid ACCORD parts at Super Car prices. Wake me up when a successor worthy of the "NSX" name arrives, and then we'll talk. In the meantime, this placeholder for Honda's true engineering prowess will surely appease the apologist herd. -G
        Athos
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ghlibi
        What are you talking about? You complain that it has a V6 when the V6 you mentioned in praises is the GTR. Also what is wrong with a hybrid set up, the new Porsche Supercar the 918 is a hybrid.... All the points you are making is not worthy.
        Rosso
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ghlibi
        Are you actually trying to compare the LF-A to the NSX? Please tell me the price diff between the 2? And just because other automakers are doing it doesn't mean Honda has to. They are trying to be pro active and make a new lane, not follow the trend. The future is not in V8 and V10's. Its in hybrids whether u like it or not. If you like big gas guzzling old technology go buy a mustang.
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        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        Please, just go away.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
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        peaceinmiddleeast
        • 1 Year Ago
        BD has a minor point about the production. Cars should not be shown this early before production. Just like when the Camaro lost its freshness because we saw it almost 4 years before it debuted. Its refreshing when cars hit the road a month after they are revealed. Cut the the teaser sh!t out.
          Shanti
          • 1 Year Ago
          @peaceinmiddleeast
          The Camaro lost its freshness among car guys who are on the internet looking at cars every day, for the general public on the other hand...well, the Camaro hasn't been outselling the Mustang thanks to its great visibility!
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