(autoinsidenews) - Honda staged the world premiere of the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. The Advanced Sports Car Concept offers a preview of the design direction for the successor to the Acura NSX.
The Acura brand will always be a home for people who love to drive, said Takeo Fukui, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. As we advance toward building a car like this, I can tell you it will feature advanced technology matching our passion for performance.
The Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept was designed to feature a powerful front-mounted, V10 engine and a new high-performance, rear-wheel drive based version of Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive' (SH-AWD). The design of the concept features some subtle cues to retain an association to its NSX predecessor, reports Trend.
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 production version of the Acura's NSX replacement is scheduled to debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show this fall.