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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 NSX
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
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 fibreglass.
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
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
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