It’s definitely fun watching two sexy booth babes unveil a new supercar at an auto show. Acura definitely seems to have a winner with the updated version of their NSX Concept, this time having the interior ready as well for journalists to inspect. You can check out this NSX Concept gallery along with a video of the car, and then read up on some of the interior features here.
This concept vehicle definitely lives up to the supercar standards set by Acura with the first NSX. This vehicle is striking from every angle and definitely generated plenty of buzz.
Bullz-Eye.com reviewed the 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition inside and out. Why is this a ride for customers who like the “best of the best?” Read on to find out.
This is one of those cars that catches your eye from the start with a combination of style and sport, which is no easy task. There is no question from afar that the 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition looks good, but the incredible riding experience was a pleasant surprise!
This Special Edition package on the TSX is one that is fitting for a sports car and luxury car fused together for a very sharp looking sedan with a unique look on the road. Our test model was shining in Milano Red paint, Xenon HID headlights, fog lights, heated power door mirrors with turn indicators, and remote entry with a security system. Some of the exterior upgrades include a more aggressive front spoiler, a new rear bumper fascia, unique side sills and an exclusive “Special Edition” badge on the trunk lid. The TSX’s 17×7.5-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels featured a polished finish with dark grey background, unique to the Special Edition model.
Bullz-Eye.com had the opportunity to check out the 2013 Acura ILX! Check out what they had to say about the ride below.
Small Acuras have always held a special place in the automotive pantheon. Small, nimble and always ready to be wrung out, they delivered a premium driving experience without the premium cost. The Integra and RSX were thesis statements for what the Acura brand stood for: technologically advanced, fun to drive, and a great value for the money. The new ILX is the newest small Acura, and although not a true successor, it looks like it will continue Acura’s brand mission.
The ILX shares a platform with the Civic, like the Integra and RSX did, but it does not look as differentiated as its predecessors. Acura took great pains to change the look though. The windshield was brought forward and raked farther back; the nose of the car has less overhang; and scalloped sides were added, not to mention the premium touches added such as the headlights, taillights, and metallic surrounds around the windows.
But although it looks completely different than its platform mate, it’s just not distinctive enough for a near premium car. The Integra and RSX could be spotted from across a parking lot because of their distinctive look; looks that drew in a generation of car enthusiasts. The ILX does not – it is attractive, but not in a way that will tug at the heartstrings.
Bullz-Eye.com put together a slideshow on the 2013 Acura RDX and gave a “First Drive” review of the ride below.
At first glance the new Acura RDX may not seem entirely new, but underneath the revised sheet metal lies an entirely new car. Not only is it new, but it has been reconfigured for the customers that actually bought the original one. The first RDX was meant for young, aggressive A-type personalities, but this one is meant for the aging boomers that actually bought the car. However, that doesn’t mean that this car is any worse for it.
To attract the young go-getters, the first-gen RDX was chiseled and sharp. But older professionals aren’t known for their edgy styling and forward thinking outfits. Because of this, the new RDX has been softened all around. Gone are the chiseled shoulder lines and aggressive taillight treatments, and in their places are rounder, friendlier items. The result is a more refined, professional image that fits this compact CUV nicely. It no longer looks like it’s trying too hard to act tough.
The story stays the same in the interior. Material quality is the same as before, but the interior design has benefitted from a mellowing out. It also comes very well equipped at any trim package, but navigation is not standard. The upgrade is well worth it for the ESL stereo system though. Even if grandpa isn’t going to be blasting dubstep while out on errands, he will appreciate the low range punch and high range clarity of the upgraded system.
At Honda’s recent shareholders’ meeting in Tokyo, a middle-aged man stood up during the Q&A session and asked whether the company was going to reinterpret a small, sporty car like the Beat for the 21st century. “While I am still young enough to enjoy sports driving, I’d like to drive something compact and sporty, something like an updated Beat. What are the chances of that?” he said poignantly.
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito took the microphone and replied without hesitation. “We are currently developing a successor to the Beat, a car that anyone can easily have fun with. Expect to see it in showrooms within the next few years.” The comment dominated the headlines the next day. Strangely, Ito’s subsequent utterance didn’t get nearly as much play, but potentially was much more significant to those pining away for a road-going Honda supercar: “In addition to the Beat successor, we are also making significant progress with plans for an exotic sports car.”
Just six months ago, Ito told a media gathering that Honda felt compelled to re-launch a high-performance sports car like the NSX, but he didn’t go so far as to say it was definitely happening. But it was the first time Ito had actually uttered the telling phrase “making significant progress with plans to…” build a successor.