Acura NSX Type R and Convertible variants are coming in 2021

Acura has been pretty hush hush about updating their fashionably late supercar, but it would appear that the NSX is due for some well needed upgrades.

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The Acura NSX is tame in an otherwise ridiculous market segment. While 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and 573 horsepower sound anything but tame on paper, the NSX has always been the "everyday supercar" as so many automotive journalists before me have said. That's all about to change, as Acura plans on updating the NSX for 2021.

Rumor mills are a churnin' with the "Type R" badge being thrown around in forums and the thought of a convertible have been around since 2012 when Robert Downey Jr., a.k.a. Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, drove one for a very brief moment at the end of the Avengers. Since then, Acura have been under the gun to bring a supercar to the table with the same pizzazz and earth-shattering appeal as the original NSX, and while I personally think the car looks stunning, Acura has only sold a handful of them in 2019. Hell, Kia sold more K900's than Acura sold NSX's, and I'm sure there are a lot of you who forgot that the K900 was still on sale.

While I personally love the NSX, it suffers from being an Acura, in the same sense that the LFA is "just a Lexus", but it's a great car, and I'm sure in drop-top guise, it will give a majority of supercars a run for their money. If Acura updates the styling to match their new dynamic pentagon precision styling that they have on the new TLX, then maybe the NSX will be able to stick around to remain as the everyday supercar.

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Comments (9)

  • R8. As good as the NSX is, and it really is a well done automobile, it just isn't appealing. For the same money more car can be had. Given the option I would go R8V10Plus for that glorious sound track. That is one righteous car noise emanating from that machine. NSX? Meh. V10 or meh? THAT is the question. And the sales numbers back up this assessment. Too bad too because Honda doesn't make junk.

      7 months ago
  • Itโ€™s a overpriced Honda thatโ€™s no faster or better to look at then any of its competitors, end of story.

      7 months ago
    • 7 months ago
  • I love that theyโ€™re still invested even though interest is not there. Good for brand image

      7 months ago
  • I like it.

      7 months ago