Acura Performance Parts

    PERFORMANCE
    PARTS








    Acura Models

    Acura News
    The Predecessor to the Next NSX Detected
    The Predecessor to the Next NSX Detected

    Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) was spied driving around in the hot-looking Acura for several scenes during the shooting of the Avengers. It became clear from Auto Blog that the vehicle was produced specially for the Avengers film. Looks like the legendary NSX supercar is back. While Acura is Honda's US-only luxury brand, the model's appearance is rather important for fans waiting to see Honda come back to the supercar arena.

    It was stated by Honda earlier that the automaker wanted to create a supercar which breaks the mould along with creating new technological package. The new NSX will use the 2001 Honda Dual Note concept's all-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain. The vehicle will hide a VTEC V6 3.5-3.7 litre engine under the hood, driving the rear wheels and an electric hub motor in each of the front wheels.

    Boasting the impressive torque, it could really be the supercar so much expected by Honda fans. The car will go on sale by 2014. As for Honda, its officials keep on denying that Tony Stark's vehicle is the new NSX's representative.

    Acura Working on Revival of Hatchback RSX
    Acura Working on Revival of Hatchback RSX

    Someday Acura executives decided to create an entry-level hatchback popular with the young racing crowd, and did it in 2006. Nowadays Acura wants to move from the segment in which Cadillac, Infiniti, Lincoln and Lexus compete in, reintroducing the RSX hatchback.

    Up till now the company keeps everything in the secret, though it is known that the development of the new hatchback has already begun. Recently there appeared the information about the hatchback's powertrain, it is known that it will be equipped with Honda Civics' Si’s 201 horsepower i-VTEC 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine.

    If the Acura wants the new hatchback to be taken seriously the Honda's engine needs to be the base one offering a second more powerful powertrain. Any other technical characteristics are still unknown.

    Acura Plans to Expand Model Range, Possibly Goes Down-Market
    Acura Plans to Expand Model Range, Possibly Goes Down-Market

    It appears that the global recession saved Acura from falling into abyss. The economic slump made it clear that luxury vehicle market would be the first to dry up, and Honda’s luxury brand was forced to abort its plans to transform itself into a first-class luxury automaker.

    “The direction we were going became irrelevant within 60 days,” said Steve Center, marketing boss for American Honda in a recent interview with Automotive News.

    According to the company executives, Honda will persevere with Acura and will be investing more resources in it during the next few years. Particularly, the Japanese automaker wants to develop new, likely down-market products under the Acura nameplate. At the recent dealer meeting held in Denver, Honda reps promised that the company will expand the Acura lineup with new hybrid powertrains, but also into new segments. However, Acura will stay committed to producing performance-oriented vehicles, which are also more attractive for customers in terms of maintenance and ownership costs.

    Many automotive experts consider that Acura will try to meet up the new, low-petroleum market paradigm with a small hatchback or coupe. That being said, a refurbished version of the much-loved RSX badge, rumored to use the CR-Z platform, is likely on the horizon.