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Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept (2007): first pictures of the new NSX

Sun, 07 Jan 2007

By Phil McNamara

First Official Pictures

07 January 2007 07:25

Acura ASC: the lowdown

Honda has given a huge hint about its NSX supercar replacement with this Advanced Sports Car Concept. Honda president Takeo Fukui unveiled the supercar in Detroit, and revealed key details of the production car. It will run a V10 engine, mounted in the nose, and turning all four wheels. 'My passion is performance,' said Fukui. 'And our direction is clear: we plan to make advances in technology, design and performance with this car.' Click 'next' for more.

The ASC was designed by Honda's Los Angeles studio. The stylists have clearly been studying America's supercar icon, because the front end screams of the Corvette. And the crisp creases and sheer surfaces are reminiscent of Cadillac's stillborn supercar, the 2002 Cien. '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.' The horizontal light bar which dominates the rear is a nod back to the original NSX. It rolls on 19-inch wheels up front, 20s at the back. Overall length is 4.6m-long – around 0.5m longer than a 911.

By Phil McNamara