NAIAS 2016: Acura Precision Concept Completes Lunacy
Despite selling all the damn crossovers they want, automakers are lining up to show off what they envision next for their future sedans. Case in point: the Acura Precision Concept. The four-door NSX-ish looking car was unveiled Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show and, according to the automaker, it’s a sign of things to come — especially its grille.
The car has all the concept earmarks: comically large wheels, no mirrors, no door handles, tight shoulders and wide hips, just like its tease last year suggested.
The impossible curves and straight lines only confirm that Japanese automakers have lost their damn minds and it’s great.
It’s 204-inch length suggests that it will be the automaker’s full-size luxury entry and it’s 122-inch wheelbase is only 2 inches shorter than the extended wheelbase version of BMW’s 7-Series.
Acura was scant on details other than to say that the concept would be a clear direction for the brand. Just call it a Legend.
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