NAIAS Live – Acura NSX Concept evolves a bit further [Image Update]

Posted on Jan 15 2013 - 10:10pm IST
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Image Update – A fresh gallery has been added to the bottom of this post.

The mystery NSX hiding beneath the veil in the Acura stall at NAIAS 2013 is solved.

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Acura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots front three quartersAcura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots rear three quarters

Acura today unveiled a revised NSX Concept previewing the design and interior of the next generation sportscar, expected in the market in the next two years. Acura unveiled a concept last year at the same venue and reopened the NSX chapter that was closed in 2005 when production of the last generation ceased.

Acura NSX Concept 2013 NAIASAcura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS rear three quarter angle

Mike Accavitti, VP of national marketing operations -

This further evolution of the Acura NSX Concept design is remarkably true to the original concept styling. 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 Acura NSX Concept is based on the production model’s underpinnings and preserves the low slung stance and the exterior proportions of last year’s vehicle that got loads of positive praise. It aims to communicate the attitude of a supercar with a high-tech feel.

Acura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots rearAcura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots rear three quarters

The 2013 Acura NSX Concept concept provides the first insight into the future car’s interior that centers around a “Human Support Cockpit” focusing on “the synergy between man and machine.” Visibility, a sporty driving position, and reducing clutter are the three priorities for Acura’s interior designers and engineers.

Acura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS in DetroitAcura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots side view

Acura will launch an advanced powertrain package. It will use a direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system, as announced last year.

The SH-AWD system is a hybrid that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with hybrid efficiency using three motors – one coupled to the V6 engine, and two motors spinning the front wheels. A new dual-clutch transmission is developed to pair with the V6 engine.

Acura NSX ConceptAcura NSX Concept 2013 NAIAS live shots front fascia

Engineers are at work at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California, and Raymond, Ohio to get the car into production. The Japanese carmaker announced that the upcoming sportscar will roll out of a new facility in central Ohio.

2013 Acura NSX Concept new Image Gallery

2013 Acura NSX Concept front fascia 2013 Acura NSX Concept front three quarters 2013 Acura NSX Concept rear fascia
2013 Acura NSX Concept rear three quarter right 2013 Acura NSX Concept rear three quarters left 2013 Acura NSX Concept side view
2013 Acura NSX Concept tail light 2013 Acura NSX Concept wheel design 2013 Acura NSX front three quarters left

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