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    Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept 2007

    Acura “Advanced Sports Car Concept” Debuts at North American International Auto Show
    Concept Provides a Glimpse of the Next Generation Acura Exotic Sports Car

    DETROIT, January 7, 2007 – The show-stopping Acura “Advanced Sports Car Concept” made its world debut today at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. The dynamically styled concept provides a preview of the design direction for the successor to the Acura NSX.
    Created to take exotic sports car styling to a new level, the concept is designed to incorporate a powerful front-mounted, V-10 engine and a new high-performance, rear-wheel-drive based version of Acura’s exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).

    “The Acura brand will always be a home for people who love to drive,” said Takeo Fukui, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. “As we advance toward building a car like this, I can tell you it will feature advanced technology matching our passion for performance.”

    The concept’s exterior demonstrates a dynamic fusion of advanced technology and emotion. The long, pronounced hood features deeply sculpted lines and embossed air vents, both of which hint at the powerful engine beneath. The exterior lines run the length of the body, creating a ribbon-like effect from the front headlights to the rear wheel arches, evoking a feeling of movement and power.

    Although modern in its appearance, the Advanced Sports Car Concept retains the subtle cues associated with its predecessor, the NSX. The concept’s slim, LED headlights are pushed wide and designed to mimic the pop-up headlights found on the first generation NSX. Other styling hints include a modern take on wraparound rear taillights and the all black cockpit.

    “Our intention was to design an exotic sports car that gracefully combines advanced technology and strong emotion,” said Jon Ikeda, principal designer, Acura Design Center. “The technical, machined surfaces and keen-edge design are balanced with sweeping curves and dramatic lines, all of which results in the ultimate exotic sports car.”

    Wide and low to the ground with a 108.8 inch wheelbase, the concept is anchored by grippy 19 inch front and 20 inch rear performance tires which are mounted to custom billet-machined, polished aluminum wheels. Powerful, ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs and eight-piston calipers accent the wheels. Bold wheel arches and flares add to the concept’s aggressive appearance.

    The low slung cabin is constructed entirely of tinted glass and sits flush against the body. Door handles are also flush mounted, allowing the sports car to retain a clean and aerodynamic appearance. The Advanced Sports Car Concept features a carbon fiber underbody and the rear is finished with aggressive quad exhaust pipes and integrated rear diffusers, further communicating its high performance potential.

    The Advanced Sports Car Concept was designed by the Acura’s Los Angeles-based design team that will be based at the new Acura Design Center, opening this summer.
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    yep, i like it... not very honda, but looks hot and fast
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    obviously it's just a concept, but it looks very... plain. i dunno

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    if this is infact going ot be the NSX replacement, I think they would have been better off sticking to the mid-engined layout as opposed to this front engine
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    Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclaren_crazy
    if this is infact going ot be the NSX replacement, I think they would have been better off sticking to the mid-engined layout as opposed to this front engine
    I agree, especially as the nose doesn't look as if it would accomodate a Front-Mid layout. I guess if it used a trans-axle gearbox they might be able to preserve a decent weight distribution.

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    If that's the next NSX...than I want one. It looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtek-i
    If that's the next NSX...than I want one. It looks great
    I disagree. This is another unispired effort from Acura (see their ugly advanced sedan concept) with boring lines and proportions copied from the Dodge Viper and other cab rearward concepts from Chrsyler...

    Not to mention that it's copied on the Saab AeroX, which is a much more beautiful and "finished" design....
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    more pics...
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    Ugly... Next please!

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    It's OK but rear visibility is...a slot.

    EDIT: ok its a bit bigger then I thought but, one part is heavily tinted...

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