This year marks the end of Acura NSX As we know it. Its swan song, Type S 2022 600 hponly 300 products are made for the US market and all of them sold out in 24 hours. It barely disappeared on the horizon, but By Acura VP and brand staff previewed of the producer third action.
Talk to Nikkei AsiaJon Ikeda was asked if a third-generation NSX is coming. “I would bet on it,” he said. Ikeda also predicts that if the bet goes in his favor, “it will [all-]electricity. “This is consistent with Ikeda’s statement A year ago. At the time, he explained that the NSX appeared when the parent company Honda’s motobike wanted to make a statement: The first generation was Honda’s vision of a gasoline-powered F1 supercar; The second generation comes at an affordable price mixture halo car in the petrol-electric age. He didn’t elaborate on the third-generation powertrain at the time, but this time the Ikeda is tougher on electric power.
The article says a certain part of Ikeda comes from global CEO Toshihiro Mibe’s commitment to electrifying Honda’s product line. Immediately after taking the top job in April 2021, Mibe announced the plan to convert the entire Honda product line to EVs and hydrogen fuel cells car in 2040.
As for the electric NSX, Ikeda has some ideas. “It won’t just be about straight lines,” he said Nikkei Asia. Blistering acceleration is already common in the world of electric supercars, so Acura will need to bring something new. Ikeda wanted the NSX to also be a showcase for technology for ultimate handling, something the debut NSX did with the driver-focused Super Handling AWD system.
We’ve long complained about the new electric supercar line having incredible specs on paper, but somehow the driving feel isn’t as appealing. It’s a niche that Acura can fill.
In the often contentious give and take exchanges between Honda USA and Honda Motor’s engineering departments, Japan Motherhood tends to win. However, these days Honda hardly sells anything but kei cars in Japan. Leaders like Ikeda and U.S. market geeks can lead the company to a performance-centric engineering philosophy. Old man Soichiro has established his own business.