The new Acura NSX is a brilliant thing. It's fast and it's comfortable and everything in between. But if it's wrong, maybe it's a bit too good. The car has been accused of some of feeling a bit cold, so in 2019, Acura is turning the heat up.
We start with the most visual aspect of the old cliché, which I can only regret. In 2019, NSX will pick up a new color in the palette: Thermal Orange Pearl. Intending to hark back to Acura's motorsports, RealTime Racing fans are likely to want to pony up the extra $ 700 for that color.
The car also sees some other visual tweaks that the front grid garner now painted in place of the previous chrome. Orange calipers are an alternative to carbon-ceramic brakes as well.
The interior also receives a few adjustments. Those who go on four-way power seats can now get them trimmed in red instead of just black, which means that my dream of a white NSX with red interior is now a practical reality. These power take-offs are now standard price too, although the easier manual seats can still be had if you prefer ̵
Other previous interior options like Acura's higher audio system ELS Studio and the connected navigation system is now standard, as well as nearby parking sensors and even the fancy aluminum pedals.
However, the major changes will not be so easy to spot. They start with a new standard tire, Continental SportContact 6, which is said to offer far better grip than its previous generation. With greater grip comes greater responsibility, so anti-roll bars and bushings have stiffened. Finally, the mute, transmission and SH-AWD system all have a software update.
The result? Acura says that the NSX is now a full two seconds faster than the previous model around the epic Suzuka Grand Prix circuit, a track that rewards both handling and power. More importantly, the Acura car is now more "playful" on the border, a description I can not wait to verify.
2019 Acura NSX starts at $ 157,000. It's $ 1500 higher than last year but keep in mind that you get the seats and speakers and all that good things like the standard price, the options that had previously cost you $ 4,700. Do not forget to budget an extra $ 700 for orange.