Acura introduced the 2019 NSX supercar and continued a compelling presence in Monterey as it showcased the brand’s full lineup along with a celebration of Acura’s motorsports programs. Acura was well represented at the prestigious annual gathering with a cadre of road and racing vehicles, including the new 2019 NSX and its racing cousin, the NSX GT3, competing in sportscar series around the world, the ARX-05 Daytona Prototype, campaigned by Team Penske, and the all-new 2019 RDX, boasting Acura’s next-generation of design, performance and technology.
2019 NSX Debuts During Monterey Car Week
Making its global debut during Monterey Car Week and on display at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the 2019 Acura NSX boasts new design cues, and fresh color schemes, including a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, and Indigo blue and full Red leather options for the interior. Additionally, the 2019 NSX receives a host of chassis enhancements including stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tire and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit.
The 2019 NSX further sharpens the performance and prestige of Acura’s one-of-a-kind hybrid exotic, the only supercar made in America and the only one utilizing electric motors to enhance all aspects of dynamic performance. The NSX is powered by Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology consisting of a twin-turbocharged mid‑mounted V6 engine paired with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT) and integrated electric Direct Drive Motor and a torque-vectoring Twin Motor Unit at the front axle. Full details of the 2019 NSX can be found here: AcuraNews.com/2019NSX
The 2019 NSX is available for order today, with U.S. deliveries slated to begin in October. The NSX is produced at the bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, a dedicated production facility that utilizes expert technicians and cutting-edge construction methods and materials to ensure the highest levels of quality and precision craftsmanship.
Carmel-By-The Sea Concours on the Avenue
Acura began its week of activities in Monterey as the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Carmel-By-The Sea Concours on the Avenue (COTA) on Tuesday, August 21. In its sixth year of involvement with the event, Acura showcased its lineup of luxury vehicles in Carmel’s historic Devendorf Park, led by the just-launched 2019 RDX, America’s best retail-selling luxury compact SUV1. Also on display were the latest additions to Acura’s rich motorsports legacy, the NSX GT3 race car, which is currently in the running for the Manufacturer, Team and Drivers’ Championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the ARX-05 prototype race car, which Acura Team Penske has raced to multiple poles and podiums, including a win at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, all in its inaugural competition season.Other models on display at COTA were a number of Acura A-Spec sport appearance variants including the 2019 TLX A-Spec sport sedan and new MDX and RDX A-Spec SUVs.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Acura was back for 2018 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on Friday, August 24, as the premier automotive sponsor for one of the week’s most esteemed events. The Quail featured a selection of Acura products including the new 2019 NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl and 130R White, as well as the NSX GT3 and ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race cars. Also on display at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club were the 2019 RDX and MDX A-Spec SUVs.
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing the original values of the Acura brand – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability.
The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium, luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.
Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.