Acura V8 Luxury Sedan Rumors Return
Back in July, we brought you news of Honda's plans to build a new V8 engine for its passenger cars. Once again the rumor mills are milling away, with Edmunds' Inside Line reporting that Acura will be bringing a 400+ horsepower V8 luxury sedan to market, with a speculative price tag of $70k. Acura's image problems aren't just that they don't sell a car that's truly competitive with the E-Classes and 5-Series of the world. It's that they aren't viewed as a truly top-tier luxury brand. Just because they price a car in that category, it doesn't mean they'll become part of the German trifecta overnight (see: Cadillac). The near luxury gig works well for Acura, and I argue that there's no shame in topping-out your model line at $45k (other than a future NSX)– and making money while doing it. Rather than another BMW pretender, most enthusiasts would probably prefer the return of truly enjoyable, affordable, and maintainable cars like the Integra and Legend.
@ ihatetrees, Amen. I vote for the optional I6 as well.
Amen. I6 next gen NSX. And dear God please bring back the grand prix white Type R........
Honda does have V8's...just not in production cars. They have one in F1, but that's obviously unobtainium class, but would be a good start. The IRL engine was sourced from someone else, so I won't count it.