Acura Reveals NSX May Return As Electric Supercar

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Acura said goodbye to the NSX in April with the launch of the $169,500 Type S epilogue limited to just 350 cars. However, just days after the world premiere, Vice President and Brand Officer Jon Ikeda hinted the performance engine will return at some point in the future as an electric model. Fast forward to this week, the same person reiterated plans for a third-generation NSX in an interview with the weekly news magazine. Nikkei Asia.

When asked about the prospect of a new flagship sports car, Jon Ikeda said: “I’ll bet,” adding that “it will be electric.” Acura’s vice president went on to say engine performance without a combustion engine “wouldn’t be just about a straight line.” He also admitted it wasn’t up to him to decide on the return of the NSX, pointing out that it would likely be the responsibility of Honda President and CEO Toshihiro Mibe.

Interestingly, Nikkei Asia citing people familiar with Acura’s agenda as saying that the all-electric NSX could arrive as early as 2026 when the parent company will introduce the dedicated Honda e:Architecture. However, nothing is official at this point, so take this unconfirmed information with a pinch of salt. The fact Jon Ikeda has been quite vocal about the model’s return just months after the Type S debuted shows the company isn’t about to give up on the fabled signage.

For now, the two Japanese brands have the bigger fish to fry as Honda is preparing the Prolog 2024 and Acura ZDX, complete with Type S. Both EVs will ride on the Ultium platform developed by General Motors. Acura’s first electric vehicle on the Honda e:Architecture will go on sale in 2026.

Meanwhile, gasoline engine enthusiasts can buy a new Civic Type R or wait for the Integra Type S, which seems to have been scouted for the first time last week. Of course, the future is electric (either with batteries or hydrogen fuel cells) as Honda has promised to discontinue ICE altogether by 2040.

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