According to the latest reports, Honda will introduce one more sports car in the next two years. Well, not exactly Honda, but its luxury division. The current name of the future roadster is unknown at the moment, but as it will look like the NSX supercar, some of the most prominent car media call it the 2019 Baby Acura NSX. Judging by the name, the interesting vehicle will arrive in 2018, most likely in the first quarter.
It’s unclear what are the tricks that are retained by the truck body displayed in the patent image, but with the huge air consumption and vents at the rear of this car, it will definitely have a design mid-engine like the NSX and S660. Beyond that, reports show that this car will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a power of about 330 horsepower, and a set of electric motors at the front axle to deliver extra power 70 horsepower, offering the car a combined power of 400 horsepower. Keeping the weight down, the all-new design will use an aluminum frame with large amounts of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, giving the car an approximate curb weight of nearly 3,000 pounds.
As we have already mentioned and as its name suggests, the 2019 Baby Acura NSX will come as a kind of smaller version of the legendary NSX. It will be smaller and cheaper, more affordable for ordinary drivers. According to some reports, he will come as spiritual successor to another iconic car, called S2000. The current global market does not have a lot of affordable mid-size motor cars on offer so this could be a great opportunity for Honda. When it comes to visual appearance, the 2019 Baby Acura NSX will present many styling elements of the new NSX. In addition, there are many similarities with S660, so it is easy to conclude that this model will fall somewhere between these models. When we look at the images, it looks like we are seeing a variant of concept coming soon, while the production model will certainly present different and more practical features.
The interior of this new model will follow an aggressive exterior style. We also expect to see all the latest technologies installed on the 2019 Baby Acura NSX, both in terms of safety and entertainment.
The mini-supercar will not be expensive like the big brother, but it will be in the same segment as the Porsche Cayman. This means that the starting price could be about $ 95,000.