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The last time we heard anything about the Acura NSX – it pretty much made us very depressed. Rumor has it that the car will now become a “Super Hybrid Sports” model that would be powered by a 450-hp 3.5L V6 engine mated to a hybrid system. Every dream of seeing a 600-hp 5.5L V10 NSX to compete with the Nissan GT-R and the upcoming Lexus LF-A has shattered into a million pieces. (more…)


Even though it’s been going on for more than two years now, the tale of the Acura NSX is like a news story that just broke: you have to keep checking back for details, and each subsequent update could turn the whole story on its head. The V10 NSX that was going to own the sports car gods on Mt. Olympus was killed, and a rumored newly resurrected NSX is said to be a V6 hybrid that will challenge Toyota’s own will-they/won’t-they FT-HS/Supra. (more…)

2010 Acura ZDX

Acura today released more details and images of the production 2010 Acura ZDX four-door sports coupe crossover. The new Acura model will arrive in dealerships nationwide later this winter. (more…)


The live New York reveal of the new 2009 Acura TSX bored reviewers. While the car was described as competent, it didn’t raise any excitement bells.

As reported by Ray Wert:

You already saw the official live reveal of the new 2009 TSX, and as I told you earlier, there’d be more coming tonight. The “more” is I’ve already had the chance to drive the 2009 Acura TSX, but we’ll get to that tomorrow at our regularly scheduled noon review time.



Moments after revealing, the 2009 Acura TSX received favorable reviews on the questionable design. The TSX has a 2.4-liter four with 201 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque and lots of features standard including bluetooth Bluetooth, a USB port, iPod integration, a seven-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, HID headlamps and a moonroof.

As reported by Autoblog:

The redesigned 2009 Acura TSX was revealed live at the New York Auto Show just a few moments ago, and despite the new face of Acura, the TSX isn’t nearly as ugly in person as we suspected. We’ve found that the key to the new nose is partnering it with lighter colors (silver, white, etc.) and avoiding the darker hues that don’t do much to blend with the bright metallic mug.


Acura Advanced Sedan Concept

It has been suggested for some time by pundits and car enthusiasts that Acura should drop its ban on rear-wheel-drive and V8 engines, although no one really expected the automaker to do so. The ban was part of Acura’s brand identity and its “thing”. Though an Acura may be down on torque and driven by the wrong set of wheels compared to its German competition, most buyers at least marvel at how much the engineers have done in terms of performance and handling when saddled with a V6 and front-wheel-drive or part-time all-wheel-drive.

We’re hearing more rumors that Acura’s long holdout may be coming to an end. In addition to the last report from Best Car, now Inside Line is also claiming that the next Acura RL flagship model will be powered by a V8 and be rear-wheel-drive, or at least have a revised SH-AWD system that engages the front wheels when the rears are slipping. IL’s source claims that a 4.8L V8 producing 420 horsepower is being developed and will feature cylinder deactivation technology to keep fuel economy up.

Acura showed us its Advanced Sedan Concept at the 2007 LA Auto Show, which some thought foreshadowed the next-gen RL. Inside Line claims that after the concept’s lukewarm reception, Acura stylists went back to the drawing board for a new design. Whether or not the new sheetmetal will be accompanied by a big break in tradition for Acura remains to be seen. We’re still a bit skeptical, but anything’s possible in this competitive climate.

[Source: Inside Line]

Originally by John Neff from Autoblog on March 18, 2008, 5:31am