Honda doesn't do many convertibles. There was the original Sports 360, the Civic del Sol, the S2000 and the Beat. But so far, that's pretty much it. The previous NSX was offered with a targa-style top, but the latest reports indicate that the Japanese automaker is already working on a proper convertible version of the new NSX, to be sold once again as an Acura in North America and a Honda in other markets.

Although it's not yet known whether the NSX roadster will offer a hard or soft top, sources indicate that it won't be a mere removable roof panel. Whatever form it does take, however, expect it to arrive a good couple of years after the tin-top version launches in 2015 with a similar form to the concept but with different underpinnings and a radical interior.


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      Avinash Machado
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      Let them launch the regular NSX first.
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      dss10
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      I wouldn't call the De La Sol a convertible.... A Targa yes, a convertible no and to tell you the truth, I'd much rather have a targa NSX as oppossed to a convertible....
      Indubitably
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      Hilarious how all of these trolls are complaining about the horrendously long production time of the nsx (despite being less than 4 years or so for the new version). Not a single one has a deposit down or could even afford to buy one.
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          Carmaker1
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          Honda usually requires 24-30 months after a design freeze to bring a vehicle to production, so seeing those prototypes barely in August is understandable. They might've even been testing them much earlier. Honda already saved time by defining the general "concept" design of the NSX in 2011 and thus being able to focus on a finalized production specification variant in 2012. I expect you already know this, but I say it for those who don't. Usually mules test the components or chassis before the production body is ready. Initial prototypes are first to test in the finalized sheet metal, with the final evaluation phase (FEP) models testing all finalized components(headlights, taillights, etc.), and pilot production being over 99.5% the final car. Honda is hiding their prototypes, as most Japanese automakers do. Toyota goes through the trouble of doing the same thing, in which they were once leaked in 2006 secretly testing a chopped up '10 Lexus IS cabriolet mule 3 years ahead of intro at Japan HQ. They test every model at Shibetsu or secret test tracks until the last minute for regional testing. They're simply applying the same standard here, unlike European automakers(specifically German) that are seen 2 years ahead of launch publicly testing future models.
          animekyoto89
          • 1 Year Ago
          What a douche........
      BTCC
      • 1 Year Ago
      I for one think this car is ground breaking and can't wait to see the test drives. Saw an older black NSX in traffic yesterday. Still good looking and timeless.
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      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      When are they going to release this vaporware?
        Typesbad
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        @NightFlight
        Vaporware is a useful term, when used correctly. A vehicle announced in no uncertain terms that it is going to be built by a major manufacturer, and has never changed its launch window, and has shown proof of concept of some or its more complex mechanicals in production form (RLX Hybrid) is not Vaporware. It is simply not under wraps during its development and highly anticipated.
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        GVIrish
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        @NightFlight
        Honda has said from the start that it would be 2014-2015. So it cannot be said that the car is even late as of yet. The FT-86 concept was shown in 2009, it took 4 years before it became it reality, and that wasn't even a supercar. Have some patience.
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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since pricing is not going to be an issue, I think the car should just come as hardtop convertible standard. I agree slightly with Ace, if I had the good fortune to own one, I'd immediately start covering the chrome bits with black and get new sport rims.
        GVIrish
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        I disagree, any time you make a convertible it ends up being heavier and less stiff. That's why any serious supercar starts out life as a hardtop. For those that want the spider, they can wait a year or two and get what they want.
      John Stealthis
      • 1 Year Ago
      LoL.. The comments here are hilarious, so many trolls and people who truly do not understand anything about Honda or it's history. First off, this is a true NSX successor... NSX has always been a technological showcase, never a simple drivers car. Honda spy shots are dam near impossible to find, these guys take secrets to the grave, remember the HSV-010?? The other Honda FR super car they were developing and then canned? Tested the V10 and drive train in a chopped up S2000. Canned the car and then revealed it a little while later as a race car for Super GT that took everyone by surprise. That cars been in development for years and no one had a clue! Lastly, Honda does not rush **** to production, Ford and GM will get crap to market as quickly as possible to reap in the sales. Honda doesn't do that, they put they're stuff through extensive durability tests and makes sure the tech is solid before it hits market. Lastly.. after building the AWD system and putting it into the RLX, as well as the new transmission and engine, plus going through 2 concept revisions , revealing a drivable concept car at Indy Ohio AND revamping the Ohio Factory to produce this car... they're pretty invested in bringing this car out. You will NOT see spy shots of this car, they're just gonna hold a random PR event where magazines will be able to drive a very close to production car.
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      AngeloD
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      Seems like it's been 7-8 years that Honda has been working on the new NSX. Wasn't the Superbowl ad with Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno run almost 3 years ago? Does anyone every really care any more? Knowing Honda, the new NSX will be a slow, overpriced, ponderous pig of car with a hybrid drive train. Honda showed their competence at sports cars with the CR-Z, and it wasn't pretty. Honda will disappoint the again. It's what they do best.
        Carmaker1
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        @AngeloD
        NO. That was in February 2012 for Superbowl 46. That's under 2 years still, yet quite awhile ago.
        AngeloD
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        @AngeloD
        Yes, I am correct. Honda first announced a replacement for the NSX in March 2007. That's nearly seven years they've kept people waiting. And what kind of shady car company actually buys a Superbowl ad for a car three years before the damn design is even finalized let alone available in showrooms?
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      MONTEGOD7SS
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      Tick tock tick tock. I said over three years ago that this wouldn't be out before calender year 2015, and it looks like I'm still in the running to be correct. It will be irrelevant by the time it does come out, then they'll produce it in it's exact same form 10 years longer than they should. That is only history talking though.
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          William Flesher
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          You are correct carguy. I often have to google abbreviations and slang in order to translate them to common English, and I'm willing to do so in order to understand someone's point and respond to them reasonably. It's often necessary when attempting dialogue with those who hone their language skills via internet postings, texts and twitter. I also understand "flame wars" in which normally rational people hurl insults at each other over inconsequential topics, and have done so myself only to regret it later. What I personally find offensive and out of line is outrageous threats against the health and life of an individual, their family, or their personal property. You may very well be a great driver with great knowledge of the automotive realm. But the moment you start bragging about your illegal "secret street racing", your "secret network of vehicle databases", or your ability to exact revenge on other internet commentators is the moment you loose any sense of integrity and respectability in the real world. You brand yourself as a disreputable and stupid liar, or a prosecutable criminal. Real people loose real jobs, and even get imprisoned for the dumb-ass claims and threats they make as "anonymous" posters on the internet. At the end of the day, I am simply not that interested in the success or failure of any given car, it's manufacturer, or the pathetic arguments and name calling that ensues. But I DO enjoy Autoblog, and hope that any pissing match between fragile egos gets removed once it devolves into personal threats.
          William Flesher
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          Wow! That's a lot of unverifiable bragging, and some pretty ridiculous insults and threats. Is it any wonder you are such a popular figure here? Lest you feel the need to threaten my mom for my stating of the obvious, you needn't bother, as she has passed away. I'm sure you'll think of something equally terrifying, as pompous braggarts like you always do.
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      ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
      Anyone that wants this can buy an Audi R8 they look almost exactly the same anyway.
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        trobbl
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        @ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
        I agree. When I first saw the NSX, I thought they accidentally used a rendering of a next gen R8. Come on Honda! The first NSX was a Ferrari knock-off and now it's an Audi knock-off.
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