The Truth About Cars » Acura NSX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Acura NSX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com What Does $1.2 Million Buy You? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276681 Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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If You Could Choose Only One: Ferrari 430 or Acura NSX? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/if-you-could-choose-only-one-ferrari-360-or-acura-nsx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/if-you-could-choose-only-one-ferrari-360-or-acura-nsx/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:34:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=860697 I try to find what I think are interesting backgrounds to use when taking photos of cars that I review. Last summer, because of the Independence Day weekend, I was able to keep a Scion FR-S for a couple extra days and, procrastinator that I am, I put off taking some pics until the last moment. Baker’s […]

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I try to find what I think are interesting backgrounds to use when taking photos of cars that I review. Last summer, because of the Independence Day weekend, I was able to keep a Scion FR-S for a couple extra days and, procrastinator that I am, I put off taking some pics until the last moment. Baker’s […]

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Acura: Next NSX Debuting At Detroit – We Promise http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/acura-next-nsx-debuting-detroit-promise/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/acura-next-nsx-debuting-detroit-promise/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:02:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=962154 Acura is apparently serious about the next NSX making its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A series of teaser shots of their latest supercar have been released, and Acura appears to be upholding their longstanding tradition of making their “concepts” fairly faithful to the production […]

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Acura is apparently serious about the next NSX making its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A series of teaser shots of their latest supercar have been released, and Acura appears to be upholding their longstanding tradition of making their “concepts” fairly faithful to the production […]

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Acura NSX Prototype Flame Broiled on Burgerkingring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/acura-nsx-prototype-flame-broiled-on-burgerkingring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/acura-nsx-prototype-flame-broiled-on-burgerkingring/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:35:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872898 It’s been years now since Honda introduced a new generation Acura NSX as a concept and it looks like it may take even more time to reach production since the prototype that was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring circuit has been pretty much destroyed, apparently the victim of an engine compartment fire.   The […]

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It’s been years now since Honda introduced a new generation Acura NSX as a concept and it looks like it may take even more time to reach production since the prototype that was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring circuit has been pretty much destroyed, apparently the victim of an engine compartment fire.   The […]

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2015 Acura NSX Spied At The Burgerkingring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-acura-nsx-spied-at-the-burgerkingring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-acura-nsx-spied-at-the-burgerkingring/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:25:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872322 My own hearing isn’t quite good enough to pick up on the engine noises here, but I swear I heard a few turbo sounds in this very short clip. Maybe Acura will get around to releasing the damn thing soon enough.

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My own hearing isn’t quite good enough to pick up on the engine noises here, but I swear I heard a few turbo sounds in this very short clip. Maybe Acura will get around to releasing the damn thing soon enough.

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Chicago 1989: Where Are They Now? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-1989-where-are-they-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-1989-where-are-they-now/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:10:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=735185 The 2014 Chicago Auto Show marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of two of God’s most perfect creations: The Mazda Miata and the Acura NSX. Long-time readers will know that I have a strong affinity for both of these cars. The Miata was the first car I ever owned, while the NSX remains a […]

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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of two of God’s most perfect creations: The Mazda Miata and the Acura NSX. Long-time readers will know that I have a strong affinity for both of these cars. The Miata was the first car I ever owned, while the NSX remains a […]

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Next Acura NSX To Get Twin-Turbo V6, As Honda Moves Towards Forced Induction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/next-acura-nsx-to-get-twin-turbo-v6-as-honda-moves-towards-forced-induction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/next-acura-nsx-to-get-twin-turbo-v6-as-honda-moves-towards-forced-induction/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:59:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=655930 The naturally aspirated engine has always been a cornerstone of Honda’s engineering philosophy, but the company looks set to abandon that in the near future, with a move to turbocharged engines happening by the end of the decade. Mainstream applications will see a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine  and both a 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, […]

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The naturally aspirated engine has always been a cornerstone of Honda’s engineering philosophy, but the company looks set to abandon that in the near future, with a move to turbocharged engines happening by the end of the decade. Mainstream applications will see a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine  and both a 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, […]

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A Trip To The Honda Museum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/a-trip-to-the-honda-museum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/a-trip-to-the-honda-museum/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:19:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492083 Two weeks ago, Honda kind enough to throw open the doors of their museum in Torrance, California, which houses a collection of significant vehicles sold by the company. There’s something for everyone here, from the smallest N600 to the NSX, along with all sorts of detritus located in a secret corner of the warehouse space. […]

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Two weeks ago, Honda kind enough to throw open the doors of their museum in Torrance, California, which houses a collection of significant vehicles sold by the company. There’s something for everyone here, from the smallest N600 to the NSX, along with all sorts of detritus located in a secret corner of the warehouse space. […]

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NSX Gives Acura A Branding Headache http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/nsx-gives-acura-a-branding-headache/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/nsx-gives-acura-a-branding-headache/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 17:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489717 When the NSX was last available for sale, the rest of the world knew it as a Honda product. But now that the next-generation NSX is intended to be a flagship for the Acura brand, Honda has run into a small problem – Acura doesn’t exist in much of the world. So far, Acura has […]

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When the NSX was last available for sale, the rest of the world knew it as a Honda product. But now that the next-generation NSX is intended to be a flagship for the Acura brand, Honda has run into a small problem – Acura doesn’t exist in much of the world. So far, Acura has […]

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Ayrton Senna’s NSX Road Tested In Brazil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ayrton-sennas-nsx-road-tested-in-brazil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ayrton-sennas-nsx-road-tested-in-brazil/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485257 Fans of the Acura NSX have long wondered about Ayrton Senna’s personal NSXs. Little information was known, aside from a couple rumors on his Wikipedia page, and a few Youtube videos showing him driving both a red prototype and a white NSX-R. While often seen with a red example, it turns out that Senna’s personal […]

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Fans of the Acura NSX have long wondered about Ayrton Senna’s personal NSXs. Little information was known, aside from a couple rumors on his Wikipedia page, and a few Youtube videos showing him driving both a red prototype and a white NSX-R. While often seen with a red example, it turns out that Senna’s personal […]

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Happy Birthday Ayrton Senna http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/happy-birthday-ayrton-senna/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/happy-birthday-ayrton-senna/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:46:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481936 Ayrton Senna would have been 53 today. To celebrate the life of an extraordinary man, here’s a video of the world’s best racing driver piloting my all-time favorite car around Suzuka.

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Ayrton Senna would have been 53 today. To celebrate the life of an extraordinary man, here’s a video of the world’s best racing driver piloting my all-time favorite car around Suzuka.

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NAIAS Winners And Losers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-winners-and-losers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-winners-and-losers/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473975 2013’s edition of the Detroit Auto Show is the first I’ve covered for TTAC, and it serves as a nice break from the world of low-cost cars, overcapacity and Bertel’s daily demands for Facebook photos of my attractive female friends. Since I was the sole journalist covering the show, most of the coverage was limited […]

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2013’s edition of the Detroit Auto Show is the first I’ve covered for TTAC, and it serves as a nice break from the world of low-cost cars, overcapacity and Bertel’s daily demands for Facebook photos of my attractive female friends. Since I was the sole journalist covering the show, most of the coverage was limited […]

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Acura NSX Concept, Now With 100 Percent More Interior http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/acura-nsx-concept-now-with-100-percent-more-interior/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/acura-nsx-concept-now-with-100-percent-more-interior/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:46:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473896 Contrary to rumors, Acura is not debuting the production NSX at NAIAS. Instead, it’s another iteration of the NSX concept, this time with an interior (shown above). Very LFA-esque.

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Contrary to rumors, Acura is not debuting the production NSX at NAIAS. Instead, it’s another iteration of the NSX concept, this time with an interior (shown above). Very LFA-esque.

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How I Used Godzilla To Crash The Toronto International Film Festival http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/how-i-used-godzilla-to-crash-the-toronto-international-film-festival/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/how-i-used-godzilla-to-crash-the-toronto-international-film-festival/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:06:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459944 For one week every September, the residents of Toronto are paralyzed with awe, any notion of rational thought gone with the proverbial wind, as The Centre of the Universe braces for an influx of Hollywood A-Listers, B-Listers and A-List hanger-on types during the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF, as it’s known, is a great attraction […]

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For one week every September, the residents of Toronto are paralyzed with awe, any notion of rational thought gone with the proverbial wind, as The Centre of the Universe braces for an influx of Hollywood A-Listers, B-Listers and A-List hanger-on types during the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF, as it’s known, is a great attraction […]

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Eco-Friendly Supercars: A Fool’s Errand? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/eco-friendly-supercars-a-fools-errand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/eco-friendly-supercars-a-fools-errand/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:54:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455415 In the eternal quest to adhere to “sustainability”, Lamborghini will apparently be fitting the Aventador with a start-stop system and cylinder deactivation. Am I the only one that finds the recent trend of eco-friendly supercars ridiculous? We can argue over their relevance in today’s wider world, what direction they should take (lightweight and pure, like a […]

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In the eternal quest to adhere to “sustainability”, Lamborghini will apparently be fitting the Aventador with a start-stop system and cylinder deactivation. Am I the only one that finds the recent trend of eco-friendly supercars ridiculous? We can argue over their relevance in today’s wider world, what direction they should take (lightweight and pure, like a […]

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Copper Canyon Classics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/copper-canyon-classics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/copper-canyon-classics/#comments Sun, 13 May 2012 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444037 This being metro Detroit, you’d think that weekly car meets would be thick on the ground. But, perhaps because I spend too much time attached to a computer, I’m not aware of one in the northwest suburbs. So I was quite happy to trip across the inaugural event of the “Copper Canyon Classics” on Saturday […]

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This being metro Detroit, you’d think that weekly car meets would be thick on the ground. But, perhaps because I spend too much time attached to a computer, I’m not aware of one in the northwest suburbs. So I was quite happy to trip across the inaugural event of the “Copper Canyon Classics” on Saturday […]

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Down On The Street: 1992 Acura NSX Braves Streets of San Francisco http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/down-on-the-street-1992-acura-nsx-braves-streets-of-san-francisco/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/down-on-the-street-1992-acura-nsx-braves-streets-of-san-francisco/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383663 Every time I see an early NSX— which, sadly, isn’t often— it reinforces my belief that the early 1990s were a golden age for the automobile. You had decent electronic engine controls instead of carburetors (and primitive might-as-well-be-carburetors 80s EFI), model bloat hadn’t gotten totally out of hand, and the SUV revolution hadn’t yet caused […]

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Every time I see an early NSX— which, sadly, isn’t often— it reinforces my belief that the early 1990s were a golden age for the automobile. You had decent electronic engine controls instead of carburetors (and primitive might-as-well-be-carburetors 80s EFI), model bloat hadn’t gotten totally out of hand, and the SUV revolution hadn’t yet caused […]

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