The Acura NSX won’t be in customers’ hands until spring, but we’re getting a better look at the various permutations in which it will be offered. During Monterey Car Week, Acura showed the NSX in two previously unseen colors, Nouvelle Blue Pearl and Berlina Black, alongside the now-familiar Valencia Red Pearl.
New Acura NSX in Berlina Black
The new Acura NSX in Berlina Black, with the standard Y-spoke wheels.
In total, Acura plans to offer eight colors at launch: the three mentioned above, plus Rivazza (solid) Red, Copse Green Metallic, matte white, pearl white, and silver. Additionally, there will be several interior color schemes: saddle, orchid, red, and all black. The non-black colors can have black seat inserts. Upholstery choices are full leather or leather and faux suede. There will be three factory wheel choices with at least one more offered as a dealer accessory. Standard is the Y-spoke wheel, with the Interwoven wheel optional and available in two different finishes. All wheels measure 19 inches in the front and 20 inches at the rear.
New Acura NSX
Acura’s orchid-and-black interior, in leather and microsuede.
On display at the Quail, the Nouvelle Blue car had the orchid leather and faux-suede interior and the Interwoven wheels, as well as the carbon roof and silver brake calipers. The Berlina Black car featured the saddle-colored leather and suede interior, the Y-spoke wheels, the carbon roof, and black brake calipers. Both the blue and the black cars were further dressed up with the Carbon Exterior package (front spoiler, side sills, diffuser, exhaust finisher) and carbon-fiber engine cover. The Valencia Red car, with Y-spoke wheels and black brake calipers, had the red interior but skipped the various carbon packages. All three cars were equipped with the ELS Studio Audio and Technology package, which includes the nine-speaker ELS audio system, navigation, XM satellite radio, AcuraLink, and parking sensors.
All these choices are part of Acura’s plan to make the NSX more highly configurable than its other cars, one that owners would custom-order to their taste. The fact that it’s built in Ohio helps make that possible while still keeping delivery times reasonable. The final list of options, and the content of packages, is still being decided. Also being decided is whether the very first cars should be produced as a special launch edition, with a specific configuration. On the one hand, that would get more cars out onto the street more quickly; on the other hand, that goes against the custom-order theme. Whichever way Acura decides to go, we look forward to seeing the NSX on the street and not just on static display at auto shows.
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