The Acura 2+1 concept is a creation of designer Leon Paz.
The project was done during Paz's internship at Honda
R&D Americas, where it was professionally modeled
with assistance from Honda employees.
The Acura 2+1 was designed to slot in under the replacement
in the company's lineup. It is intended as a "gateway"
car for buyers that are interested in the NSX but can't
afford the steep price.
The Acura 2+1 is directed at younger buyers who want a
unique and striking vehicle which can reflect their personal
style. The 2+1 concept was inspired by the multifaceted
trend of "modern baroque-fashion" very elaborate,
yet forming an aesthetic whole. The idea was to show very
aggressive styling on the body, but keep it very simple
on the top section with a flowing, uninterrupted roof
line. The body of the Acura 2+1 is formed from a new family
of plastics that are extremely light and even harder than
The transparent hood-windscreen-roof section clearly shows
off the front mounted V6 twin turbocharged
engine which is neatly mounted just aft of the front axle.
The 2+1 concept also uses an electrical motor which is
powered by a clear solar panel positioned under the glass.
The owner cannot access the enclosed engine bay, that's
why there is no cowl shut line. The Acura 2+1 concept
relies on a scheduled annual service at the dealer, where
the whole glass panel is lifted, and all fluids replaced
and maintenance issues are resolved. A green nanoil, made
from organic materials with nanosized beads support the
piston's life and oil cycle. The maintenance service also
offers new in-fashion upholstery covers for the interior
made from 100% recyclable fabrics that the owner can update
according to trends, vehicle use, or personal reference.
As the name suggests, the Acura 2+1 concept features a
2+1 seating layout inside.
While the Acura 2+1 is an independent design which stands
very little chance of production, it does have some interesting
features and futuristic styling which one day may find
their way into other production cars.
Similar and related vehicles:
Acura Advanced Sedan
Acura Advanced Sports Car