Honda released the second generation of the NSX back at the end of 2015 but the car went on sale last year. Even though this is the case, they have been planning it since 2007 but they had to go through numerous delays due to the car’s really complex design. It now looks like Honda may release a second sports car. So far the details are still slim but it looks like this may be the future baby 2019 Acura NSX. At this point, there are just rumors but even so, there are a few interesting details about it. For starters, it looks like the car will remain mid-engine which is quite impressive. On top of that, this should be the spiritual successor for the S2000. Honda didn’t confirm this just yet but most rumors seem to suggest this.
2019 Acura NSX Review and Rumors
The car is likely going to use an all aluminum bespoke platform, possibly somewhat related to that of the current NSX. This platform should allow the tiny NSX to be lightweight, really stiff as well as great in terms of crash protection.
Thanks to the fact the car will use a mid-engine, it means that it will also have a 50:50 weight distribution or near perfect to it. Its size is still unknown but we can expect something similar to the Porsche Cayman. In fact the upcoming baby 2019 Acura NSX will likely compete with the Porsche.
Unlike its predecessor, the ongoing model of the NSX is a far more aggressively styled car. It seems like the baby 2019 Acura NSX might be quite similar to it.
While the early rumors were saying the car will share some design cues with the S2000, this may not be the case. The smaller NSX should boast a really similar design profile to that of the ongoing model.
On top of that, the car should get an even more aggressive front end and possibly more aerodynamic features. Also, this time around, the smaller NSX will hit the market only as a Honda and not as an Acura. This is because it will be the direct step up from the Type R.
While the design will be nothing alike to the original S2000, there is a chance for the interior to bear some similarities. This should boast a back-to-basics design with the sole purpose being the driving experience.
The car will also feature just two seats but this time around it should offer some storage space behind the two seats. In terms of technology, the baby NSX should still feature plenty of tech for this type of car.
The instrument cluster will likely be fully digital while the center stack should feature a minimal amount of buttons but a large touch-screen. The materials should be on par with what can be currently found on its rivals.
Engine and Specs
There are two different rumors as to what will power the baby 2019 Acura NSX. Some say that the car will receive a 2.0 liter turbo-four mated to two electric motors. This system would be able to push out around 400 horsepower sent to all four wheels.
|2017 Acura NSX||Short Specs|
|Engine||Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6|
|Gas Mileage||21/22 mpg City/Hwy|
|Body Style||2dr car|
This would actually make a lot of sense but we think that it might not be true. Instead, Honda is more than likely going to use a different hybrid system. This should combine a 1.5 liter turbo-four engine with a set of electric motors which will only drive the rear wheels. Thanks to that, the car should boast superior handling characteristics and it should be lighter.
Also, an all wheel drive system wouldn’t make much sense in a car that is expected to be as light as possible. The gearbox might be a manual but this is nothing but a rumor at this point. Honda may also install a dual-clutch as it would be faster but this would rob from the driving experience.
2019 Acura NSX Release and Price
Considering the competition, it is safe to assume that it will cost somewhere around $50,000 for a base model. This is definitely more than the original but it falls right in line with the other cars currently on sale.
So far Honda didn’t release the car’s reveal date but if the rumors are correct then we should see at least a concept later next year.
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