Acura has unveiled the latest iteration of the Acura NSX at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Moneterey, California. The 2019 Acura NSX is still as powerful as before, but the luxurious sports car is now a better performer. It also boasts of new colors both on the exterior and interior, as well as a number of new design cues.
The 2019 Acura NSX unveiled at The Quail is finished in a new premium paint option – the Thermal Orange Pearl coat. This new finish is a tribute to 30 years of Acura motorsports vehicles with orange accented liveries. In addition, orange calipers are also available for the optional carbon ceramic metallic (CCM) brakes. Likewise, red calipers can be fitted to the standard iron brakes.
Moreover, the front grille garnish for all 2019 Acura NSX models are now body-colored instead of silver. The front grille surround, front air intake mesh as well as the rear bumper outlet mesh have received high-gloss treatments, and so are the available Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler and Carbon Fiber Exterior Package. This package includes a front chin spoiler, side sill garnish and rear diffuser – all in high-gloss treatment.
The wheels of the 2019 Acura NSX are shod with new Continental SportContact 6 tires, replacing the Continental ContiSportContact 5P rubbers. Customers may still avail of the track-focused Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
Meanwhile, the interior of the 2019 NSX now comes standard with Satellite-Linked Navigation, power sport seats (4-way), ELS Studio premium audio, aluminum sport pedals as well as front and rear proximity sensors. The 2019 NSX can now be availed with an optional Indigo blue Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara theme. In addition, the optional power sport seats in semi-aniline full leather (non-Alcantara) can be availed in either Red or Ebony. The lightweight manually adjustable sport seats in Black Milano leather and Alcantara comes as a no-cost option.
As for power, the core of the 2019 Acura NSX remains a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit that includes a twin-turbocharged hybrid V6 engine (with an integrated electric Direct Drive Motor) mated to a nine-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT). This power unit still delivers 573 hp of max system output and 476 lb.-ft. of peak torque.
To make the 2019 NSX perform better its predecessor, its chassis components were modified and its software was tuned. The new NSX features stabilizer bars that are now larger and stiffer (by 26 percent on the front and 19 percent at the rear) as well as rear toe link bushings that are now 21 percent stiffer. Likewise, the car’s rear hub is now more rigid by 6 percent. To take advantage of these hardware modifications, Acura calibrated the software for the power unit, electric power steering, VSA settings as well as active magnetorheological dampers. As a result, the 2019 NSX has completed a lap in the Suzuka Circuit in Japan nearly two seconds faster than the previous model.
Built at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, the new 2019 Acura NSX has a starting price of $157,500. This is a premium of around $1,500 over its predecessor, but represents $4,700 of previously optional content that is now included as standard.