The clock is ticking: Acura still can’t decide on the look for the NSX

Even though Honda has confirmed the next-generation Acura NSX for 2010, Acura designers still can’t decide on the look for the successor of the iconic sports car.

“All of the designers are working together on the NSX, but they can’t agree on the styling,” Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., said at the Detroit auto show. Colliver said that the design of the next NSX is very critical for it to compete in the high-end sports car segment, with domestic competitors being the Nissan GT-R and the Lexus IS-F.

“The original NSX was a great car, but we didn’t keep up with the design,” Colliver said. “We must get it right. We must have the right image. A lot of it is perception with the customer.”

What we know so far is that it is expected to be powered by a V10 unit producing above 500 horsepower.

“The NSX is a little bit ahead of the RL,” Colliver said. “We still have time to get it together.” The successor of the RL is scheduled to be replaced in 2010.


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