Acura hasn't been shy about trotting out the concept version of its upcoming NSX hybrid supercar – we've seen it colorized on Facebook, wearing Super GT drag and running wrapped at Mid Ohio – but until now, we've missed seeing the production version at all. Thankfully, our boys in the field have been diligently camped out by the Nürburgring, just the place for Acura engineers to get the NSX shaken down and ready for the public.

The first thing you'll likely notice (and no doubt appreciate) is that Acura is staying very true to the concept car. The same wind-tunnel-carved wedge shape is in evidence in the car's silhouette, and details like aggressively scalloped engine vents behind the cabin have made it through unscathed.

We do notice that there are some vertical elements at the bottom of the front fascia/grille that appear to be revised, and the mirrors are considerably less slinky than those of the concept car. Still, by and large, we're seeing a direct translation from show stand to real life here.

There haven't been any revelations about the powertrain in recent weeks, so expect the NSX to come fitted with a 400-plus-horsepower V6 engine mounted amidships, along with a series of electric motors for added grunt. Two of the electric powerplants are expected to turn the front wheels, and effect the most impressive-yet version of Acura's Super Handling All Wheel Drive.


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      CarFreak
      • 5 Months Ago
      I was under the impression the Acura NSX reboot was going to come equipped with a twin-turbo V6 with the numerous electric motors. Have things changed?
        Victor Hoyles
        • 5 Months Ago
        @CarFreak
        You are correct. That hasn't changed.
          CarFreak
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Victor Hoyles
          Thanks man. I was getting concerned that they did not not figure out the cooling problem for the turbos and decided to go NA
      Carlos Soto
      • 5 Months Ago
      The timing is the same as the Honda F1 2015 comeback. With the new F1 regulations Honda is a favorite to win some races and maybe the championships. Win today , sell tomorow.
      sstowes
      • 5 Months Ago
      Where are people getting the "vaporware/2025" jokes? When the car debuted in Detroit 2012, the press release made clear the NSX was three years out. And last time I checked, we're only two years into that. This is coming mid-2015.
        churchmotor
        • 5 Months Ago
        @sstowes
        Ignore cartroll1701, he spent all weekend trying to convince everyone the 5th and 6th generation Civic used the same body panels.
        johnnyhedwardsjr
        • 5 Months Ago
        @sstowes
        The car was "supposed" to be released this summer as a 2015 model. http://www.gtspirit.com/2012/12/16/new-acura-nsx-to-cost-more-than-100k/
          churchmotor
          • 5 Months Ago
          @johnnyhedwardsjr
          Impossible. All along it has been on a clear path. The factory is still not complete where this will be built.
      Scooter
      • 5 Months Ago
      Here's to hoping those golden cheap DRLs are not the final plan.
      Victor Hoyles
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm hearing of an unprecedented electronic traction control system integrated into the eSH-AWD system. Word has it, 630-650hp (of which approximately e200hp), Porsche 918 performance at a Porsche 911 Turbo price. Production debut at Detroit 2015 available in the US Fall 2015.
        carguy1701
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Victor Hoyles
        And your source is...?
          churchmotor
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          What is your source that the 5th and 6th generation Civic use the same body panels. Clearly looking at them an educated person can see they are different.
      hokkaido76
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks good. Looking forward to the production reveal (probably will be at Los Angeles or detroit).
      Sergey R
      • 5 Months Ago
      Now I need to scroll 3 times more to read same amount of comments.
        Lachmund
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Sergey R
        The blessing of tablet computers!
          Sergey R
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Lachmund
          I'm using 24" 1900x1200 display here. And still 1200 is not enough to comfortably scrolling through comments in this new comment system. I like Disqus more. What's the reason they switched from Disqus to this? Being able to use large buttons to vote? I think it would be much better to put this buttons to a right upper corner.
      Lachmund
      • 5 Months Ago
      Don't tell me there is still no editing option?! Curious about this new Honda NSX.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        It's exactly the same with different look. HTML5 maybe?
          yonomo200
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          It isn't the same. Permalink is gone, report has options and maybe, HOPEFULLY there is management for multiple logins. I pray to Buddha, Muhammed, Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the damn saints that they got a handle on that garbage!
        Brandon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        It also seems to be broken on a couple of articles too.
        BahamaTodd
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Lachmund
        No option to organize the posts oldest to newest either. Because when I read comments and conversations, I want to read them backwards....
      Ben Hayat
      • 5 Months Ago
      I hope it comes in manual too.
        Lachmund
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Ben Hayat
        It will be a high power hybrid so VERY unlikely.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 5 Months Ago
      More pictures of the 2025 NSX. On another note. AOL, your comment system is worse than Kinja, and that's saying something!
        Riyaz
        • 5 Months Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Don't worry. It'll be 2015 for sure.
        carguy1701
        • 5 Months Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Kinja is easy to figure out if you devote 5 minutes to it. This is just lipstick on a pig. They likely haven't done anything about aaronm_mt and his sockpuppet army.
          yonomo200
          • 5 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          "They likely haven't done anything about aaronm_mt and his sockpuppet army." Give it a minute. We don't know what changes have happened under the hood. He may be under control now. We can only hope and pray to ceiling cat for salvation from aaronmaryliemotorinch.
      Eta Carinae
      • 5 Months Ago
      Check out autoblog and its new commenting system !!! I like I like
        Rochester
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Really? My first impression was that it takes up too much screen real-estate, the new comment area is way too small, and the animated effects are gratuitous. Plus, you still can't edit a posted comment. No, Eta, there's a lot to be desired here still.
          EZen
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Rochester
          Also the inability to reply more than twice. As this is the third post (second reply) you can't reply to this one.
        AE86
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Where the edit option...
        Lachmund
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Why do you like it? Honestly?
      chili
      • 5 Months Ago
      No LED daytime running lights?
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