Tag: Acura Auto News

2001 ACURA NSX-T VIN 00001 Sells for $90,000 USD

A uncommon Sterling Silver 2001 NSX-T VIN 001 simply bought for $90,000 USD on the Barrett-Jackson public sale in Scottsdale. At first look I believed that quantity appeared a bit low, however I quickly found that the automotive was… an automated. Right here’s the total description from Barrett-Jackson: Lot #771 – This 2001 Acura NSX-T Targa is one among 164 whole constructed worldwide for the 2001 mannequin yr. It’s one among 9 whole vehicles produced with an automated transmission. This car bears VIN 00001 and was the primary NSX-T constructed. This Acura options the signature pop-up headlamps, which have been discontinued after 2001. This aluminum-bodied supercar is powered by its authentic three.Zero-liter V/TEC engine producing 255hp and 224 ft/lbs of torque, mated to an automated transmission. It has a full leather-based inside, energy heated sport seats, Acura premium audio-system with CD participant and a detachable Targa roof panel. It’s in nice situation. Accompanying this NSX-T....




Celebrating 30 Years of the NSX

Acura Marks 30 Years Since Debut of Iconic NSX Supercar Feb 6, 2019 – Chicago, ILL. Acura revisits an iconic second in its historical past: the disclosing of the unique NS-X Idea Csaba Csere, former Editor-in-Chief of Automotive and Driver, joins Acura at 2019 Chicago Auto Present to mirror on the historical past and heritage of NSX Throwback video commemorates iconic, game-changing first and second-gen NSX Acura this week marks 30 years because the shot heard ’around the automotive world — the 1989 international debut of the first-generation Acura NSX.  The primary mid-engined unique with out European pedigree, NSX was a low slung, tremendous mild, high-revving machine sporting the world’s first all-aluminum monocoque, titanium connecting rods, a VTEC™ valvetrain and ranges of high quality and day by day driving consolation unprecedented in sports activities vehicles of the time. Launched because the NS-X Idea, the precursor to the manufacturing NSX, Acura selected the Chicago Auto....


Acura to Assume Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside Title Sponsorship

Feb 5, 2019 – TORRANCE, Calif. Multi-year settlement beginning in 2019 Highlights Acura’s increasing function in motorsports Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside to happen April 12-14 The Grand Prix Affiliation of Lengthy Seaside introduced right now that it has reached a multi-year settlement with Acura to develop into title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside beginning in 2019. The 45th Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside will happen April 12-14, 2019. Launched in 1986 as the primary Japanese luxurious automotive model, Acura is a number one nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Efficiency – a dedication to evocative styling, excessive efficiency and progressive engineering, all constructed on a basis of high quality and reliability.  Each Acura and its American Honda father or mother have their U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California. Final 12 months, Acura made a profitable return to the highest degree of sports activities automobile racing within the....




Acura USA January 2019 Gross sales Report

American Honda Studies Gross sales Will increase for Each Honda and Acura Manufacturers Regardless of Winter Chill Feb 1, 2019 American Honda posts 1.5% gross sales improve regardless of late January “polar vortex.” Vehicles set new Jan. report Honda model good points zero.Eight% as CR-V good points practically 20% and Accord continues to set tempo in midsize section Honda vans set new January gross sales report, rising 2.four% Acura model begins 2019 with robust 9.6% January climb, with vans gaining 18% Acura RDX jumps 41% to set one other new month-to-month gross sales report Gross sales Highlights Acura model gross sales withstood the polar vortex in late January to publish a 9.6% acquire for the month, with RDX main the model with a 41% improve. RDX continued its report gross sales march unabated, setting a brand new January benchmark with four,172 automobiles offered for a acquire of 40.9%.  It was....


Honda Celebrates 50 Years in Australia with Golden NSX

Honda has been providing its merchandise in Australia since 1969, so to mark it’s 50-year anniversary they’re going gold. No, it’s not actual gold and even actual paint, however to see a gold-wrapped NSX, Civic Kind-R and CBR100RR collectively for a photoshoot is a sight to behold. Honda says the gold-wrapped NSX isn’t on the market to most of the people and will likely be used purely for celebratory and promotional functions. That’s unlucky, as a result of the golden/yellow color doesn’t look dangerous in any respect on the 2nd technology NSX. Take a look for your self: [Source: Honda Australia]




Acura Marks 15th Anniversary of Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive™

Jan 30, 2019 – TORRANCE, Calif. Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) efficiency know-how spans 4 generations, presently obtainable on 5 of 6 Acura fashions World gross sales of SH-AWD-equipped Acura autos to high a million in 2019, with greater than 925,000 offered to-date Acura is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its industry-leading Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) know-how with a brand new video that illustrates SH-AWD®’s efficiency prowess and distinctive historical past. Acura’s groundbreaking SH-AWD® know-how has lengthy set the bar for performance-enhancing torque vectoring AWD and is now provided on 5 of six Acura fashions in both mechanical (SH-AWD) or electrical (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) type. Moreover, Acura will surpass the one-million mark in world gross sales of SH-AWD®-equipped autos later this yr. In 2004, the primary era of Acura SH-AWD debuted on the 2005 RL sedan because the world’s first torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. The know-how, which dynamically distributes engine....


Gallery: Acura on the 2019 Sundance Movie Pageant

Movies, world class ski resorts and Acuras. Feels like heaven don’t you suppose? We couldn’t flip down the supply when Acura invited us to expertise the 2019 Sundance Movie Pageant in Park Metropolis, Utah. As a continued companion of the Sundance Movie Pageant, Acura’s involvement and presence could be felt all through the world. We first famous the fleet of over 100 Sundance-branded MDXs even earlier than we arrived at Park Metropolis. A beautiful Valencia Pink 2019 Acura NSX was turning heads and greeting competition goers as they made their method to Fundamental Road from the bus transit station. Trying to refresh, recharge or simply relax? Head to the Acura Pageant Village on Swede Alley for refreshments, business panels and stay music. There’s additionally the complete Acura A-Spec lineup and a Thermal Orange Pearl NSX so that you can discover and have a seat in. Now we have extra content material coming, however for now try a couple of pictures from our weekend on....




Acura Survives Rolex 24 Circumstances To Rating Podium End

Jan 27, 2019 – DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Acura Staff Penske leads Acura effort with third-place end Meyer Shank Racing scores fifth-place end result for Acura NSX GT3 Evo Heavy rain, low visibility mix to halt race twice, and result in early end Heavy rain and ensuing low visibility descended upon the Daytona Worldwide Speedway simply previous the mid-point on this weekend’s Rolex 24, leading to frequent accidents, two race stoppages and a always jumbled order. For the primary time in historical past, the race was crimson flagged twice on account of moist situations, first for an hour, 45 minutes early Sunday morning; and a for second and ultimate time at 12:39 p.m. Race officers waited for situations to enhance sufficient to renew competitors, however finally displayed the checkered flags to finish the race 10-minutes shy of the scheduled 24 hours. When the opening spherical of the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship....


Acura Survives Rolex 24 Situations To Rating Podium End

Jan 27, 2019 – DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Acura Group Penske leads Acura effort with third-place end Meyer Shank Racing scores fifth-place consequence for Acura NSX GT3 Evo Heavy rain, low visibility mix to halt race twice, and result in early end Heavy rain and ensuing low visibility descended upon the Daytona Worldwide Speedway simply previous the mid-point on this weekend’s Rolex 24, leading to frequent accidents, two race stoppages and a continually jumbled order. For the primary time in historical past, the race was crimson flagged twice resulting from moist circumstances, first for an hour, 45 minutes early Sunday morning; and a for second and remaining time at 12:39 p.m. Race officers waited for circumstances to enhance sufficient to renew competitors, however finally displayed the checkered flags to finish the race 10-minutes shy of the scheduled 24 hours. When the opening spherical of the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship had concluded,....




Acura MDX Check Mule Spied

The following MDX is coming, and listed here are some new take a look at mule photographs by way of Motor1.com. They’re calling it a 2020 Acura MDX Sort S, however we nonetheless don’t know if the 2020 MY MDX will probably be a brand new 4th era mannequin. An inside shot does reveal some options from the brand new RDX, just like the True Touchpad. Try extra photographs at motor1.com – 2020 Acura MDX Sort S Spied Testing Below Heaps Of Concealment [Source: motor1.com]


Gallery: 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec Street Journey

Simply earlier than the vacations Lyle B. and his 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec set out for the Pacific Coast Freeway on a 3000-mile journey spanning four nationwide parks: “I began within the Bay Space, went to Tahoe, down HW 395 by the Sierras, via Loss of life Valley, throughout to Zion, right down to the Grand Canyon, via Mojave and Joshua Tree, then to LA and up PCH all the best way again to the Bay. (If anybody cares, I averaged 21 mpg, however a number of mountain climbs and gradual driving on gravel roads). The MDX was a real street warrior, by no means lacking a beat, over snow, mud, gravel and thru rain, desert, canyons and miles of freeway. On many nights, I folded the seats down and slept within the again. My automobile was virtually new after I left, with solely 600 miles on the clock. The street journey was....




Acura Staff Penske, Meyer Shank Racing Full Rolex 24 Preparations

Jan 6, 2019 “Roar Earlier than the 24” three-day open check marks last runs previous to season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway Meyer Shank Racing secures first and third within the GTD class for the Acura NSX GT3 Evo Staff Penske Acura ARX-05 prototypes run third and seventh in qualifying session to find out Rolex 24 pit and storage allocation A four-car Acura Motorsports effort for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its public debut this weekend at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, with a pair of Acura ARX-05 prototypes and two Acura NSX GT3 Evo’s all featured in last pre-season preparations on the “Roar Earlier than the 24” open check. Acura Staff Penske and Meyer Shank Racing proceed to guide the mixed Acura Motorsports IMSA effort for 2019. The check days culminated in separate qualifying periods for every class to find out pit and storage allocations for the season-opening....


Acura USA December 2018 Gross sales Report

Vehicles Drive New Information and Acura Turns a Nook as American Honda Posts December Gross sales Enhance Acura model gross sales rise 2.Eight% in 2018, punctuated by best-ever month-to-month and annual truck gross sales Acura RDX has best-ever annual and December gross sales, its second-best month in historical past Honda model posts best-ever annual and December truck gross sales with general December enhance as Honda CR-V units all-time month-to-month file, topping 42,000 gross sales Accord gross sales leap 29.Four% as passenger automobile gross sales stay sturdy; electrified automobiles set new annual file Gross sales Highlights Acura was one of many few luxurious manufacturers to extend gross sales (+2.Eight%) in 2018, setting data for RDX and lightweight vans, resulting in new market share and the model’s first annual acquire since 2014. Acura vans set a brand new month-to-month gross sales file, gaining 17.5% on 12,786 items RDX gained 42.2% to set a brand....




NSX Sort R Prototype Spied in France?

This low-res picture of a camouflaged NSX was just lately posted on the NSX Prime Fb group. The picture was allegedly snapped in Strasbourg, France, and was additionally mentioned to be seen on in Nurburgring, Germany. There’s an opportunity it might be a hoax, however the common opinion says that it’s a Sort-R prototype, or much less doubtless, a targa mannequin. [Source:  NSX Prime via Facebook]


Acura Pageant Village to Host Movie Neighborhood at 2019 Sundance Movie Pageant

Dec 20, 2018 – TORRANCE, CALIF. IMDb joins Acura Pageant Village with filmmaker Kevin Smith internet hosting on-camera interviews with main actors, writers and director Acura MDX with SH-AWD® returns as official car of the Sundance Movie Pageant Day by day Acura Stage programming contains business and celeb panels plus stay music Acura is ready to return to the Sundance Movie Pageant in 2019 with an immersive expertise at Acura Pageant Village. The model’s footprint on the Sundance Movie Pageant will function interviews with main actors, writers and administrators on the IMDb Studio at Acura Pageant Village, and with greater than 100 Acura MDXs filling the streets of Park Metropolis, Utah as a part of Acura’s ninth yr as a Sundance Institute accomplice. For 2019, Acura is collaborating with IMDb on the Pageant for the primary time, the place filmmaker Kevin Smith will return to host on-camera interviews with main actors,....




2019 Acura RDX Earns Highest Potential 2019 Security Award from IIHS