2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Photos of a disguised Acura NSX have leaked online. This model, released back in 2016, became the flagship of the Japanese brand. After five years on the market, the hybrid vehicle is ready for planned upgrades. And, apparently, Honda has started testing a pre-production prototype.
Test prototype of the new Acura NSX
However, the published photographs raise more questions than they answer. The pictures show an Acura NSX with an orange body (photo: instagram.com/nsxjon). At the same time, the camouflage film for the Japanese model is located only on the front and rear bumpers. That is, Honda, as part of the latest modernization, was engaged in cosmetic repairs. Or, in other words, the Acura NSX is not expecting a planned change of generations, but a restyling.
But, as the photos show, the Japanese model received a front bumper with double air intakes on both sides and a larger center one. At the same time, the manufacturer reduced the size of the radiator grill. At the stern, attention is drawn to the appearance of an enlarged diffuser and new side air intakes. It turns out that the Acura NSX is expecting quite serious changes, although the rest of the body, devoid of protective camouflage, is the same.
In this regard, the question arises: has Honda brought the updated version of the sports car to test drives, or is it testing a prototype of a more productive model, which will receive the Type S or Type R nameplate. It features a new, larger infotainment display. The interior of the current Acura NSX has caused the most controversy among fans of the model. In this regard, a large-scale interior redesign is more likely associated with a planned generation change.
But rumors regularly circulate on the web that Honda will release the Type R Acura NSX with an upgraded plug-in hybrid. Its maximum power can be increased to 641 hp. This will help Honda make the Acura NSX more competitive in a segment that has recently seen almost all of its newcomers, including the Porsche 992 Turbo S.