Honda NSX teased ahead of 2015 Detroit motor show

Published: 17 December 2014

Honda has shown the new Acura NSX hybrid sports car in these restrictively photographed teaser images ahead of its debut at the 2015 Detroit motor show.

Yes, yes - it’s another annoying teaser campaign. And it’s been a long gestation for the Honda NSX - the concept car was first shown in Motown back at the start of 2012.

Two years later, relief is at hand; Honda has confirmed this is indeed the production version and not another show car iteration. We’ll see it fully unveiled in less than a month’s time.

For now, we've brightened some of the shadowy pictures in Photoshop, to bring out more of the car's details…

Honda NSX: what we know

These teaser images suggest that the new NSX won’t deviate too far from the pointy concept we’ve already drooled over. It’s a mid-engined hybrid sports car, and later today Acura will let us hear it in action in a 30-second video.

Honda says the 2015 NSX uses a three-motor, twin-turbocharged hybrid unit to provide the fireworks.

‘The next-generation NSX will deliver a new sports experience true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,’ said Mike Accavitti, Acura’s senior vice president and general manager. ‘The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergised brand.’

An American dream

Unlike the first-gen NSX, the new one is being developed in the US, designed in Honda’s Californian studio and built at its new Ohio plant.

See the Acura NSX for real at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on 12 January.

And if you fancy buying one in the UK, you’re already too late: the order books in Great Britain have already closed after 100 early birds placed £5000 deposits to be first in the queue. That’s the first allocation sold out.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet