Acura chose last year’s NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) to unveil the reborn NSX concept car, heir to an epic throne of motorsports lineage. But, it was lacking a few things minor bits, most notably an interior. This year, Honda’s up market brand is showing off a new generation of concept for the car that is still, sadly, at least two years away from production. Even though the Acura NSX is still a couple years away from production, the concept car has taken the dark window tint off last year’s concept and opened the doors to show us what the interior of the car looks like. From what we can tell on the show-floor display model.
The new concept car begins with a new front fascia featuring a much less pronounced version of Acura’s beak-like grille with a new carbon fiber structure that also appears on the side vents of the front and rear bumpers. Acura also inserted clear turning signals up front, and an LED strip in the center of both taillights. At the back, we also find a new diffuser made from visible carbon fiber as well as a new see-through plastic surround for the license plate section.
As mentioned previously, this is the first time we see the interior of the concept and s shown today, the interior is loaded. As soon as you open one of the doors you are greeted by a rich red leather and Alcantara seats and dashboard. Carbon fiber cases the center console, while an infotainment display sits almost alone in the middle of the dashboard that is sporting a minimalistic design without a lot of knobs and controls designed to mesh with the elevated center console and door panels.
As before it’s powered by the company’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, a system that’s spun most forcefully by a mid-mounted V6, helped by three electric motors. One is mounted to the V6 to provide a hybrid setup, the other two slung between the front wheels to give those tires up front little spin when needed. The new interior is a typically focused experience, full of leather and carbon fiber.
It looks perfectly ready for production, but we’re told it’s just one potential design from a few they’re toying with. No word on how much Acura’s return to the supercar world might cost when it goes into production, but we’re just glad to see this on a definite path to availability. The production version of the NSX, which will be sold as an Acura in North America and under Honda’s nameplate in the rest of the world. It will be manufactured at a new production facility in central Ohio, with sales to begin in late 2014 or early 2015.