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Acura NSX Debuting Next Month?

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On: Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:17AM | By: Chris Weiss

Acura NSX Debuting Next Month?

Well, this seems to be moving just a little too fast to be believable, but who knows. The long-rumored Acura NSX revival got official confirmation from Honda chief Takanobu Ito just two months ago. Then more details. And now reports that a near-production-ready concept of the car could debut as early as the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in November/December, with a production version following next year.

Color us skeptical, but we won't be all that disappointed if no NSX concept shows up in Tokyo. Carscoop reports that Honda sources said the launch is tentative and could very well get pushed back due to the delays and problems that Honda and other Japanese automakers have experienced after the natural disasters earlier this year.

If Honda does get the concept ready in time, Carscoop's report indicates the car may hit the market as soon as early 2012.

The fact that NSX reports are moving from feasibility study to production car in less than a year just seems a little fishy to us. And another recent report put NSX launch in 2014, a time frame that sounds more believable. It doesn't mean we aren't hoping to see it in Tokyo, though.

The NSX successor is expected to be a virile but sensible car that uses a modest gas engine, possibly paired to a hybrid system, and a lightweight build to provide performance and efficiency in a sexy, sporty package. Much like the original NSX, the car should pack a solid power-to-weight ratio.

Whatever the time frame, it's clear that Honda is working hard on the NSX revival. Let's just hope that the economy improves to the point where it's able to launch the new flagship, unlike the rumored V-10 model that was cancelled in 2008.


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