Detroit Auto Show reveals redesigned Acura NSX Concept II

Detroit Auto Show reveals redesigned Acura NSX Concept II

The North American International Auto Show in 2012 displayed the conceptual study for the Acura NSX sports car and now the famous Japanese carmaker has come to the Detroit Auto Show with a redesigned version of the study, one that boasts an outstanding interior. The production version of the NSX is planned to be sold as an Acura in North America and with the Honda's nameplate in the rest of the world and it will be produced at a new production facility in central Ohio. Its sales are scheduled to begin in late 2014 or early 2015. Some leaked photos had appeared on the web before and it was not clear whether the car integrated exterior design changes. Now it is obvious that a new front fascia features a much less pronounced version of Acura's beak-like grille, while the side vents of the front and rear bumpers show a new carbon fiber structure. Furthermore, an LED strip was inserted in the center of both taillights, while the Acura engineers also inserted clear tuning signals up front. Enthusiasts can notice at the back a new see-through plastic surround for the license plate section together with a new diffuser made from visible carbon fiber. The interior of the concept is presented for the first time and it offers nothing but driving pleasure due to its minimalistic design without a lot of controls and knobs, being dressed in a combination of Alcantara and leather featuring carbon trims used on the dashboard, the door panels as well as the elevated center console. Acura commented in a statement that the interior package boasted an exotic driving position, outstanding visibility and the driver was allowed to focus on the driving experience through an intuitive "Simple Sports Interface" that minimized the interior clutter. No changes were made to the car's hybrid powertrain which links a mid-mounted, direct-injected V6 engine to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system with three electric motors, two driving the front wheels and one comprised with the V6 engine, mated to an all-new dual-clutch transmission. Mike Accavitti, Acura vice president of national marketing operations, stated that the further evolution of the Acura NSX concept design was remarkably true to the original concept styling and they were making great progress in delivering on the expectations they had created a year before with advanced technology that would bring new levels of performance and a unique experience to the exotic sports car market.