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The Acura Advanced Sports Car concept
which went on display at the 2007 North American International Auto
Show was designed to provide a preview of the next generation Acura
exotic sports car. Or NSX
for short (see also the
Honda HSC concept).
The concept is powered by a V10 driving all four
The Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept is designed to incorporate a
front-mounted, V10 engine and a new high-performance, version of Acura's
exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) with bias given
to the rear wheels.
The Advanced Sports Car Concept's exterior features a long, pronounced
hood with sculpted lines and embossed air vents, and exterior styling
lines which run the entire length of the body, creating a ribbon-like
effect from the front headlights to the rear wheel arches.
Although modern in its appearance, the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept
retains the subtle cues associated with its predecessor, the Honda/Acura
NSX. The concept's slim, LED headlights are pushed wide and designed
to mimic the pop-up headlights found on the first generation NSX.
Other styling cues include a modern take on wraparound rear taillights
and the all black cockpit made from tinted glass.
Under the pronounced arches of the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept
are custom made 19 inch front and 20 inch rear wheels made from billet
aluminium. Behind these are carbon ceramic brake disks gripped by
eight piston calipers.
"Our intention was to design an exotic sports car that gracefully
combines advanced technology and strong emotion," said Jon Ikeda,
principal designer, Acura Design Center. "The technical, machined
surfaces and keen-edge design are balanced with sweeping curves and
dramatic lines, all of which results in the ultimate exotic sports
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