Turbo Engines, New Pilot And Ridgeline Round Out "The Year Of Honda
. After spending years rounding three bases in the development of the second coming of the Acura NSX
, we can espy home base just beyond the turn of the year. Here is your first teaser image for the profoundly anticipated coupe that will show itself in production form at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
. (We've even brightened it up for you, but feel free to see it in high-res, original form, along with a few other teaser shots, here
.) What we can see of it looks like the last camouflaged prototype
we saw at the 'Ring, save for switching out the prorotype's traditional headlights for Acura's jeweled units.
After years of foreplay, well... let's just say we're ready. The coupe, its zirconium e-coat
and its twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit – aimed at Ferrari 458 Italia performance
for Audi R8
money – will be uncovered on January 12, 2015 at 11:50 AM Eastern time, and you can watch it as it happens at www.youtube.com/acura
. There's a teaser video, below
, to whet your appetites.
Next month's NSX debut kicks off what John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, calls "The Year of Honda." Speaking to members of the media at an event in Detroit Tuesday, Mendel said that following the NSX, Honda will debut a new version of the Pilot SUV in 2015, as well as a redesigned Ridgeline pickup. Mendel also confirmed that Honda will launch small-displacement, turbocharged engines for use in production vehicles. As for Acura, the company's luxury division will offer the new ILX this year
, and Mendel hinted that the RDX
crossovers will get a few updates to make them more competitive within their respective segments.
It sounds like a busy year, for sure. And we're ready and waiting (we've been waiting...) for the NSX to kick it all off. Head below
to read the official confirmation statement, and to see a teaser video.