The Acura Stealth was designed by Alex Chou, a 2008 graduate
of the transportation design course at the Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, California.
The Stealth was designed to fit under the NSX in Acura's
line up based on a shared platform with the Honda S2000.
The front-mid engine layout of the Stealth is coupled
to Acura's SuperHandling All-wheel Drive system that distributes
the optimum amount of torque not only between the front
and rear axles but also between the left and right rear
wheels. The system's direct yaw control helps reduce understeer
to enhance steering accuracy and add to total cornering
The Acura Stealth was partially influenced by the spirit
of the Gumball 3000 Rally. Therefore, the car is an accomplished
sports car which also offers the comforts and luxuries
premium car buyers have come to expect. The sleek styling
of the Acura Stealth is designed to mimic some of the
features of the F117 Nighthawk stealth jet. This is especially
evident in the heavy use of triangular shapes in many
areas of the vehicle, including the headlights, grille,
exhausts, taillights and interior features. The twisted
surfaces of the Acura Stealth concept (door panels, rear
quarter panel etc.) which are inspired by modern architecture,
are intended to add sophistication to the overall design.
One of the more unusual design features of the Acura Stealth
is the triangular window cutting into the left of the
engine cover. This changes color depending on engine rpm.
Powering the Acura Stealth is a V6 engine backed up by
an electric motor to improve fuel economy.
The interior of the Acura Stealth is extremely driver
focused. The dash and center console are aimed directly
at the driver, and the bold use of color clearly separates
the driver and passenger zones.
Similar and related vehicles:
Acura Advanced Sedan
Acura Advanced Sports Car