The Truth About Cars » NSX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 19:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2017 Acura NSX First Drive – The Pragmatic Supercar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2017-acura-nsx-first-drive-pragmatic-supercar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2017-acura-nsx-first-drive-pragmatic-supercar/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325458 I remember it like it was yesterday. I was working for a crazy little company in Fremont, California in 1995. One day the boss-man pulled up in a shiny new Acura NSX. It was low. It was foreign. It was cool. Little did I know the bitchin’ Acura in the parking lot would upset the supercar […]

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I remember it like it was yesterday. I was working for a crazy little company in Fremont, California in 1995. One day the boss-man pulled up in a shiny new Acura NSX. It was low. It was foreign. It was cool. Little did I know the bitchin’ Acura in the parking lot would upset the supercar […]

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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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Acura’s $200K NSX Isn’t a Concept, But This Car Will Be http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:05:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246682 Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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Honda Won’t Sell Tiny S660 in America, Because of Course Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/honda-wont-sell-tiny-s660-america-course-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/honda-wont-sell-tiny-s660-america-course-not/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157082 Honda won’t import its tiny S660 convertible to the United States because we are a nation of giant people who drive giant cars, Automotive News is reporting. John Mendel, executive vice president for Honda, said three weeks ago that the S660 could bring some “spice” to the American Honda lineup, but apparently he looked at […]

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Honda won’t import its tiny S660 convertible to the United States because we are a nation of giant people who drive giant cars, Automotive News is reporting. John Mendel, executive vice president for Honda, said three weeks ago that the S660 could bring some “spice” to the American Honda lineup, but apparently he looked at […]

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Acura NSX Production Pushed Back to Spring 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/acura-nsx-production-pushed-back-spring-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/acura-nsx-production-pushed-back-spring-2016/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1142241 After years of delays, a redesigned concept and lots and lots of auto show carpet time, the Acura NSX still isn’t ready for prime time. The automaker announced today that the NSX would begin production in spring 2016, not this fall as was previously reported. Automobile first reported the delay. A spokeswoman for Acura said delays at […]

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After years of delays, a redesigned concept and lots and lots of auto show carpet time, the Acura NSX still isn’t ready for prime time. The automaker announced today that the NSX would begin production in spring 2016, not this fall as was previously reported. Automobile first reported the delay. A spokeswoman for Acura said delays at […]

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Historic Acuras, Future BMWs Heading To Monterey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/historic-acuras-future-bmws-heading-to-monterey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/historic-acuras-future-bmws-heading-to-monterey/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119369 Acura and BMW are heading to Monterey Automotive Week with vehicular examples old and new. Both automakers will show vehicles at several events during the week, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Gordan McCall’s Motorworks Revival, and Carmel-By-The-Sea. BMW will reveal two world premieres at its annual press conference at the […]

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Acura and BMW are heading to Monterey Automotive Week with vehicular examples old and new. Both automakers will show vehicles at several events during the week, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Gordan McCall’s Motorworks Revival, and Carmel-By-The-Sea. BMW will reveal two world premieres at its annual press conference at the […]

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American Honda Boss Knows, But Tight-Lipped, About ‘Baby NSX’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/american-honda-boss-knows-baby-nsx-car-isnt-talking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/american-honda-boss-knows-baby-nsx-car-isnt-talking/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1115137 American Honda CEO John Mendel says he could tell us about the “baby NSX” that popped up in a patent filing, but that would probably get him fired, AutoGuide is reporting. Whatever the patent filing is — whether it’s a smaller NSX, perpetual prototype or a late-night CAD fantasy — it could find a home in Honda’s lineup […]

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American Honda CEO John Mendel says he could tell us about the “baby NSX” that popped up in a patent filing, but that would probably get him fired, AutoGuide is reporting. Whatever the patent filing is — whether it’s a smaller NSX, perpetual prototype or a late-night CAD fantasy — it could find a home in Honda’s lineup […]

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Piston Slap: What’s so Hellabad about Hellaflush? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-whats-hellabad-hellaflush/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-whats-hellabad-hellaflush/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1100985   Casey writes: Hello Sajeev, I had a coworker who had an older Acura NSX that was lowered. He complained about having to buy new tires because they were worn on the inside edge (down to the belts!). He had, what I thought to be, extreme negative camber due to an improper lowering. He said […]

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  Casey writes: Hello Sajeev, I had a coworker who had an older Acura NSX that was lowered. He complained about having to buy new tires because they were worn on the inside edge (down to the belts!). He had, what I thought to be, extreme negative camber due to an improper lowering. He said […]

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Patent Filing Reveals Smaller Sibling To Honda NSX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/patent-filing-reveals-smaller-sibling-to-honda-nsx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/patent-filing-reveals-smaller-sibling-to-honda-nsx/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1090761 While the Honda S660 may never see these shores, the automaker may have a baby NSX in mind for the U.S. market based on a recent patent filing. Seven CAD illustrations culled from the filing show a vehicle pulling cues from both current and first-gen NSXs with some S660 for good measure, AutoGuide notes. The […]

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While the Honda S660 may never see these shores, the automaker may have a baby NSX in mind for the U.S. market based on a recent patent filing. Seven CAD illustrations culled from the filing show a vehicle pulling cues from both current and first-gen NSXs with some S660 for good measure, AutoGuide notes. The […]

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Attack Of The Orphaned Acuras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/attack-orphaned-acuras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/attack-orphaned-acuras/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1042906 My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored by American Honda for passing 500,000 miles on his 1994 Legend […]

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My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored by American Honda for passing 500,000 miles on his 1994 Legend […]

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NAIAS 2015: 2016 Acura NSX To See Limited Annual Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-2016-acura-nsx-see-limited-annual-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-2016-acura-nsx-see-limited-annual-production/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:05:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=982401 Were you hoping to take a 2016 Acura NSX home when the hybrid supercar leaves Ohio this fall? You may need to get in line. According to AutoGuide, NSX project chief Ted Klaus says production will be on terms of “demand minus one,” with no plans to add more manpower or shifts to the car’s […]

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Were you hoping to take a 2016 Acura NSX home when the hybrid supercar leaves Ohio this fall? You may need to get in line. According to AutoGuide, NSX project chief Ted Klaus says production will be on terms of “demand minus one,” with no plans to add more manpower or shifts to the car’s […]

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NAIAS 2015: 2016 Acura NSX Revealed At Last http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-2016-acura-nsx-revealed-last/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/naias-2015-2016-acura-nsx-revealed-last/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=978529 Two years after the concept bowed — and 25 years after the original — the production-ready 2016 Acura NSX has finally arrived [Live photos now available – CA]. Power for the hybrid exotic comes from a twin-turbo DOHC V6 paired with the three-motor Sport Hybrid system, two of which power the front axle while the […]

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Two years after the concept bowed — and 25 years after the original — the production-ready 2016 Acura NSX has finally arrived [Live photos now available – CA]. Power for the hybrid exotic comes from a twin-turbo DOHC V6 paired with the three-motor Sport Hybrid system, two of which power the front axle while the […]

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Acura May Unleash New Integra As Early As 2017 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/acura-may-unleash-new-integra-early-2017/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/acura-may-unleash-new-integra-early-2017/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=943465 The last time one could buy an Acura Integra/RSX new off the showroom floor was in the mid-2000s. That time could come again soon to help the upcoming NSX, and the brand overall. Car & Driver reports Acura’s chief designer, Dave Marek, said a performance brand such as his employer “needs a flagship and… an […]

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The last time one could buy an Acura Integra/RSX new off the showroom floor was in the mid-2000s. That time could come again soon to help the upcoming NSX, and the brand overall. Car & Driver reports Acura’s chief designer, Dave Marek, said a performance brand such as his employer “needs a flagship and… an […]

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The Beat Resurrected: Meet the Honda S660 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632914 Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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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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Generation Why: On Brands And The Success Of The Honda 2012 Civic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/generation-why-on-brands-and-the-success-of-the-honda-2012-civic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/generation-why-on-brands-and-the-success-of-the-honda-2012-civic/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 13:21:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444442 “There’s only one word that’s banned in our company: brand,” Mr. Dyson said, speaking at “Disruption By Design,” a conference put on by Wired on Tuesday. “We’re only as good as our latest product. I don’t believe in brand at all.” I agree with Dyson. Brand is an utterly obnoxious word. Brand really just means […]

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“There’s only one word that’s banned in our company: brand,” Mr. Dyson said, speaking at “Disruption By Design,” a conference put on by Wired on Tuesday. “We’re only as good as our latest product. I don’t believe in brand at all.” I agree with Dyson. Brand is an utterly obnoxious word. Brand really just means […]

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Yawn: Honda Announces 2015 NSX. Once More And Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/yawn-honda-announces-2015-nsx-once-more-and-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/yawn-honda-announces-2015-nsx-once-more-and-again/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2012 14:13:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429447 Illustrating the state of the Japanese auto industry, and especially that of Honda, Honda unveiled its prototype of the NSX yesterday in Tokyo. The Acura sports car had been rumored for two years, and was shown at the Detroit Motor Show. Honda repeated in Tokyo what it had said in Detroit: The car should become […]

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Illustrating the state of the Japanese auto industry, and especially that of Honda, Honda unveiled its prototype of the NSX yesterday in Tokyo. The Acura sports car had been rumored for two years, and was shown at the Detroit Motor Show. Honda repeated in Tokyo what it had said in Detroit: The car should become […]

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New NSX: Get It Right, Or Don’t Bother http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-nsx-get-it-right-or-dont-bother/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-nsx-get-it-right-or-dont-bother/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:26:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411385 If the New York Times motto is “all the news that’s fit to print”, then the automotive blogosphere has dined out on the notion of “all the conjecture, baseless rumors and unverified whisperings that’s fit to re-purpose” since Al Gore invented the internet. Rumors of a new Acura NSX have been one of the staples […]

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If the New York Times motto is “all the news that’s fit to print”, then the automotive blogosphere has dined out on the notion of “all the conjecture, baseless rumors and unverified whisperings that’s fit to re-purpose” since Al Gore invented the internet. Rumors of a new Acura NSX have been one of the staples […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Acura’s Avenger Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-acuras-avenger-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-acuras-avenger-edition/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:51:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410723 Is this car, photographed on the set of the upcoming Avengers film [via superherohype.com], a glimpse of a new Acura NSX re-boot? Acura tells Motor Trend The open-top sports car you are referring to is a one-off fictional car that was created just for the film and is not intended for production. The only thing that […]

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Is this car, photographed on the set of the upcoming Avengers film [via superherohype.com], a glimpse of a new Acura NSX re-boot? Acura tells Motor Trend The open-top sports car you are referring to is a one-off fictional car that was created just for the film and is not intended for production. The only thing that […]

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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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