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2019 Acura RDX Prototype (Almost) Ready For The Road 15
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura, Acura RDX, Acura Videos, Detroit-Auto-Show, Galleries, new cars, Reports, SUV, video on 01 15th, 2018


As promised, the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype has premiered at the Detroit Auto Show and as recently-leaked images revealed, it is essentially production-ready in all but name.

On a styling front, Acura hasn’t held back in transforming the vehicle’s body. As such, the RDX Prototype adopts the brand’s latest design language and scoffs in the face of the subtle and curvaceous crossovers on the market. It bears resemblances to other models in the Acura family but is much edgier and assured to split opinion.

Among the key styling changes are a muscular hood, tapered headlights and LED daytime running lights, roof-mounted spoiler, and a large circular tailpipe.

Step inside and you’ll find a large infotainment screen jutting out of the dashboard, digital gauges, and an intriguing gear selector panel. Elsewhere, the 2019 RDX Prototype includes brushed aluminum and wooden trimmings. Additionally, Acura says the RDX comes equipped with the best seats it has ever produced, complete with 16-way power adjustability and 4-way lumbar support.

Things don’t start and end on a styling front. Underneath the skin, Honda has made use of an all-new platform and extended the wheelbase by a generous 2.5-inches. Additionally, a 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission comes as standard. The 2.0-liter has 40 per cent more torque than the outgoing RDX.

To ensure the engine and transmission are used to their fullest potential, Honda’s Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system has also been implemented. Featuring torque vectoring, the all-wheel drive system will provide both impressive on-road handling and a respectable level of off-road capabilities. The all-wheel drive system has four distinct drive modes; Sport, Sport+, Comfort, and Snow.

Other standout features include a 16-channel, 710-watt Acura ELS Studio 3D system that includes four ceiling-mounted speakers. The car also has a range of connected-car and driver-assistive features including Hill Start Assist, Surround-View Camera System, front and rear parking sensors, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Blind Spot Information system.

“The all-new RDX delivers a powerful statement about who we are and where we are headed as a brand, said vice president and general manager of Acura Jon Ikeda. “For our customers, the new RDX is a quantum leap forward in design, style and performance, with luxury features and technology that will elevate their ownership experience.”

Acura has also announced that the new RDX will be its first SUV offered at launch in A-Spec trim, a new range that adds sporty styling inside and out and will be offered on all core Acura models.

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Acura NSX Dares To Challenge Tesla Model S P100D In 1/4 Mile Drag Race 1
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Drag-Racing, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, video on 01 1st, 2018


Since there aren’t many supercars that can keep up with a Tesla Model S P100D over short distances, perhaps it’s time for everyone to acknowledge just how quick the all-new NSX really is.

This is the same NSX that ran a 1/4 mile in just over 11 seconds last week, maxing out at 124 mph (200 km/h) as it crossed the finish line. It’s also mostly stock, with the only modification being a Fabspeed exhaust system. It may not be as powerful as the P100D, but its 581 PS (573 HP) and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque is nothing to laugh at.

The two cars raced twice, though the second time, the Model S didn’t have as good a start as it did during the first run. Either way, it was really close, with just 0.14 seconds between them.

So, did the NSX manage to outrun the all-conquering Tesla? There’s only one way to find out: just press the play button in the video that follows right after the jump.

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Learning Teen Driver Takes A Shot At A Manual Acura NSX 21
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Film, Honda / Acura NSX, video on 12 21st, 2017


If you were like us, you probably learned to drive stick shift in a car that your parents/relative/friend didn’t care about getting ruined.

The following 15-year-old, however, had the chance to experience a manual gearbox behind the wheel of an Acura NSX – no thanks to YouTube views.

The NSX in question is a first-generation model and unquestionably one of the most iconic performance cars to ever leave Japan. Have to say, if we were fortunate enough to own an NSX, we certainly wouldn’t be lending it out to any teenagers, views be damned!

With that being said, it’s worth noting that the NSX, like many other performance-focused Hondas, has a very slick manual gearbox with a positive feel, perhaps making it the perfect choice to learn the basics.

Power for the first-generation NSX was initially provided by a C30A V6 engine delivering 270 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Later iterations had a slightly more potent C32B V6 with 290 hp and 224 lb-ft.

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Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit 21
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RDX, Acura Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


Acura is bringing a new pre-production concept to the Detroit Auto Show, and has released this teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect.

Called the RDX Prototype, the concept is slated to preview the forthcoming third generation of the luxury crossover. And with it, Honda’s luxury division is ushering in a new design language.

Not an entirely new one, mind you: dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance,” it’s a styling direction we’ve seen on the Precision Concept and Precision Cockpit. Only this time it’s being implemented on a production model.

Whatever it’s called, it’s set to proliferate across all future Acuras once the new RDX is out. And the Prototype (in typical Honda style) will likely emerge as pretty close to what the production version will look like.

Look for Acura to unveil the RDX Prototype in full on January 15 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit 21
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RDX, Acura Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


Acura is bringing a new pre-production concept to the Detroit Auto Show, and has released this teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect.

Called the RDX Prototype, the concept is slated to preview the forthcoming third generation of the luxury crossover. And with it, Honda’s luxury division is ushering in a new design language.

Not an entirely new one, mind you: dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance,” it’s a styling direction we’ve seen on the Precision Concept and Precision Cockpit. Only this time it’s being implemented on a production model.

Whatever it’s called, it’s set to proliferate across all future Acuras once the new RDX is out. And the Prototype (in typical Honda style) will likely emerge as pretty close to what the production version will look like.

Look for Acura to unveil the RDX Prototype in full on January 15 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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2017 Acura NSX With Custom Exhaust Runs The 1/4 Mile In 11 Seconds 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, tuning, video on 12 21st, 2017


Unlike the Tesla Model S, Challenger Hellcat or McLaren 720S, we haven’t seen the 2017 Acura NSX doing a lot of quarter-mile runs.

Some might say the reason is that it doesn’t have a monstrous amount of power, with a reasonable 581 PS (573 HP) and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal. Well, reasonable for a modern supercar, that is.

Then again, it has been known to demolish the likes of the Lamborghini Aventador and Nissan GT-R in a straight line, so the new NSX is anything but slow.

In this particular case, we’ve got a mostly stock version that’s been fitted with a Fabspeed exhaust system, which definitely makes its presence felt (or rather heard), as it sounds a little more aggressive than usual.

We already knew the NSX could get from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in about 3 seconds flat. However, if you let it go a while longer, it will cover a 1/4 mile in just over 11 seconds and hitting a speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). Not bad at all, is it?

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We’re In Love With This Tastefully Modified 1991 Acura NSX 10
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, Classics, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, tuning, video on 12 10th, 2017


There’s just something about the original NSX you can’t resist; it’s not because it was an original concept, nor because it was the fastest of the breed.

This is Sean Lee’s 1991 Acura NSX. The car isn’t factory-standard, but the modifications were selected with respect on the car’s true character as Sean wanted to have an NSX, only better.

Among the things he installed were a KW adjustable coilover suspension, a sportier exhaust and a set of super sticky Nitto tires mounted on Advan wheels to make his JDM sports car a more thrilling device on his favorite canyon roads.

Power remains at stock levels, meaning a 3.0-liter V6 with around 270hp that’s paired to a five-speed manual transmission. By today’s standards, the horsepower doesn’t sound so impressive, but back then the NSX had all the punch it needed to show exotics how it’s done.

You can check out the beautifully moded NSX in the Petrolicious video that follows after the break.

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Liberty Walk Acura NSX Is A Hit With Pedestrians In Las Vegas 6
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Honda / Acura NSX, Liberty Walk, tuning, video on 12 6th, 2017


There may be a greater range of supercars on the market than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the allure of exotics has faded in recent times. In fact, the complete opposite is true.

As supercar owners continually try to out-do one another, the world of aftermarket tuning has exploded, particularly for vehicles that cost as much as a house. Of all the tuners, few are better known for wild creations than Liberty Walk.

Eager to see how the public reacts to an Acura NSX outfitted with a Liberty Walk widebody kit and towering rear wing, the Japanese tuner took to the streets of Las Vegas to capture the expressions of locals and visitors in the party city.

In standard guise, the new NSX is quite a head-turner. However, this Liberty Walk example takes things to entirely new extremes.

Sadly, it seems evident that driveability has been sacrificed in favor of aesthetics.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Low Sales, The 2018 Acura NSX Is A Masterpiece 10
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Honda / Acura NSX, reviews, video on 11 10th, 2017


Although the Acura NSX is a technological marvel and essentially a mini-Porsche 918 Spyder, sales of the Japanese supercar haven’t been as strong as the brand would have hoped.

The car’s $156,600 starting price is certainly a key contributor to the meager sales, though one shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the NSX isn’t anything but remarkable, despite being far less common than rivals like the McLaren 570S and Porsche 911 Turbo.

In a bid to show that the NSX is much more than its sales figures may suggest, Redline Reviews jumped behind the wheel of a stunning blue example to explore every tiny detail of the car in a comprehensive 32-minute review.

The key factor distinguishing the NSX from all of its rivals is its powertrain. It is the only car in its segment with a hybrid powertrain, consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors. It also features a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Acura Unveils Its New ARX-05 Prototype Race Car 18
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura Videos, Motorsport, Pebble Beach, video on 08 18th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this month, Acura has officially unveiled the ARX-05 race car.
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Four People Arrested After Taking Stolen Sports Cars And Trucks To Drag Strip 12
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Acura NSX, Acura Videos, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 08 12th, 2017


Four car thieves have been arrested and charged after illegally obtaining five vehicles from a car dealership in El Paso, Texas.
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Acura ARX-05 Prototype Teased Ahead Of Monterey Events 8
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura Videos, new cars, Pebble Beach, racing on 08 8th, 2017


The Acura ARX-05 race car prototype will debut on August 18 at The Quail, followed by appearances at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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Is The 2017 Acura MDX The Fairest Of All Three-Row SUVs? 11
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura MDX, Acura Videos, video on 07 11th, 2017


With strong rivals such as the Lexus RX and the Infiniti QX60, Acura needed to improve the MDX considerably in order to keep up with the competition.
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