The return of the NSX is here… well… not just yet
I anticipate the unveiling of the production Honda NSX - or Acura NSX depending on which part of the world you’re in – at each motor show. Maybe it’s cause I really want to see the final version of this Japanese legend. At this point in time, the NSX Concept’s overall design sits very well within Acura’s design philosophy, not so much Honda’s. Then again, America will be the car’s biggest market so their satisfaction is a priority.
Overall, the NSX Concept is aesthetically pleasing. The car’s razor-sharp attitude is executed very well with just the right amount of aggressive lines and curves used throughout the design. I’m not a fan of the wheels, but I’m pretty sure the production model’s will look a lot different (I hope).
I think the car’s side angle is its most human, if you will. The sharp lines suddenly break for a flowing, curving roofline. A little softness never hurt anybody, and in the case of the NSX Concept it definitely helps make the car become more believeable.
What I can at relax about at this point is the interior being unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show for all to see. FINALLY. A minimalist theme, along with a contrasting red interior and carbon fiber accents, is a reminder that the focus for the driver will be the road and always the road.
Is an e-parking brake really NSX-ish? It’s all in the name of efficiency, I know, but this is one gadget I can do without.
Still, I can’t get the old NSX out of my head. How ahead of its time and how simple its packaging was. How driver-focused it was. Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest drivers of our time, had his DNA all over the older variant. That makes the success of this new model that much more of a bigger task.
Times have changed and the auto industry’s new and favorite standard practice of performance going hand-in-hand with efficiency is a game Honda / Acura know how to play very well. Here’s to success… hopefully.Explore posts in the same categories: Automotive, Concepts, Design comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.