This week was an interesting one for the all-new Honda/Acura NSX.
The reason I say Honda/Acura is because the original was really built under the Honda brand for the JDM and then when it was sold here in the states Honda wisely sold it under the American spin off, Acura.
Now, this week was a big one for two reasons.
First, the car appeared for the first time in what we're believing is production trim. It's taking a long time for Acura to bring this one to market but we're hoping that means it's pulling a Lexus and making sure it's just right.
Second, the NSX was seen at the side of the track, destroyed by fire. We've heard word that the all-new NSX is set to go up against the likes of Ferrari but we didn't know the company was taking its benchmarking so seriously.
Before the prototype car lapping the 'Ring flamed out though someone caught video of it. If you watch, you may notice how it's so very quiet and very shift happy. When you compare this to the prototype that Acura brought to Mid-Ohio it seems very, very lukewarm.
We're hoping that Acura was conducting testing using a comfort or efficient setting and this isn't the all-new NSX's full potential. Perhaps it will be more like an i8 with adjustable settings and full EV mode.
On Tuesday the 22nd of July 2014 we spied the all-new Honda NSX being tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The highly anticipated model has finally appeared in production shape on the infamous German circuit.
DtRockstar1 records the new 2015 Acura NSX Prototype at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This car made 2 laps around the track before the IZOD Indycar Series started racing in the Honda Indy 200. You'll see it quickly being unloaded, and you'll see a couple of passes on the track. A real treat to see!