Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > General Forums > Car Chat
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Acura NSX news thread

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-15-13, 11:24 AM   #46
ydooby
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 1,673
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSteg View Post
I think they've already messed it up by delaying the project for so long. By the time its released, you'll have Camrys with more HP. I sure hope it can be competitive
Except the NSX isn't about HP. The old NSX kept its paces very well with cars almost twice its HP on the track. I guess they're going to continue that philosophy.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
ydooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 11:33 AM   #47
Vladi
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSteg View Post
I think they've already messed it up by delaying the project for so long. By the time its released, you'll have Camrys with more HP. I sure hope it can be competitive
You seriously said that? NSX will have the most advanced hybrid system there is and that there will be for quite some time if we exclude future EVs. Single motor running single wheel is exactly what efficiency and performance is all about
Vladi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 12:22 PM   #48
MPLexus301
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (3)
 
MPLexus301's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 8,888
Send a message via AIM to MPLexus301
Default

I have a feeling that we will see a production version of the LF LC before the NSX is available for purchase.
__________________
"It's not so much that I drive in excess of the speed limit, officer... I just like to reach it as quickly as possible."
MPLexus301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 12:28 PM   #49
LexFather
Guest
Trader Score: ()
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ydooby View Post
Except the NSX isn't about HP. The old NSX kept its paces very well with cars almost twice its HP on the track. I guess they're going to continue that philosophy.
This isn't 1990 anymore. The first NSX was about purity, this will be AWD and a hybrid showcasing hybrid tech.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vladi View Post
You seriously said that? NSX will have the most advanced hybrid system there is and that there will be for quite some time if we exclude future EVs. Single motor running single wheel is exactly what efficiency and performance is all about
Not most advanced, it will be maybe the cheapest hybrid sports car though. Porsche and Ferrari have hybrid sports cars coming.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 12:55 PM   #50
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,242
Default

when i first saw that interior it only reminds me of the lfa. that center console
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 04:19 PM   #51
Vladi
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,522
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueprint View Post
This isn't 1990 anymore. The first NSX was about purity, this will be AWD and a hybrid showcasing hybrid tech.



Not most advanced, it will be maybe the cheapest hybrid sports car though. Porsche and Ferrari have hybrid sports cars coming.
Yes and they will wipe the floor with NSX performance wise but setup is very different. Porsche has two electric motors that drive front and back axels, they do not run each wheel separately. I think that is the catch when it comes to gaining performance and improving efficiency not just with the hybrids but with EVs as well. Don't know nothing about Ferrari but I am not expecting anything more than KERS technology in there mixed with standard hybrid setup a la GS450h. We'll see.
Vladi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 05:07 PM   #52
pman6
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CALIFORNIA
Posts: 495
Default

You guys are too quick to give Lexus credit for stuff.

Clearly they all copied the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT.......They all look the same, right?..

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by pman6; 01-15-13 at 05:18 PM..
pman6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 05:34 PM   #53
gengar
Moderator: LFA, Clubhouse
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NV
Posts: 4,169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pman6 View Post
You guys are too quick to give Lexus credit for stuff.

Clearly they all copied the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT.......They all look the same, right?..
To be fair, the LFA and "new NSX" center console are much more similar than either are to the Carrera GT. I actually found the Carrera GT to be quite uncomfortable to sit in, and while most of that was due to the seat, a contributing factor was the much lower center console relative to body position (this is easily visible from the picture you posted). The LFA and "new NSX" are much more similar with the higher center console and a gentler curvature.

Also, another big difference with the Carrera GT is that the space underneath the center console is actually just empty space - so there's just this big gaping hole underneath. Just seemed kinda tacky to me.

Last edited by gengar; 01-15-13 at 05:40 PM..
gengar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 05:35 PM   #54
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,242
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pman6 View Post
You guys are too quick to give Lexus credit for stuff.

Clearly they all copied the 2004 Porsche Carrera GT.......They all look the same, right?..
i believe i did say that when i first saw the lfa, that the center console designs look similar but lexus made it more modern with more details.

but given the time line the nsx one looks more like the lfa than gt
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 05:44 PM   #55
jpvarghese
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 933
Default

The most important question I have: Does it have a cupholder?
jpvarghese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 05:47 PM   #56
pvmike1
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
pvmike1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,154
Default

Hey, if you're going to copy an interior, copy the best!


Click the image to open in full size.

PS'ed:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
pvmike1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 07:15 PM   #57
GSteg
Rookie
Trader Score: (14)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 15,111
Default

They should have kept the side vents.
GSteg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 08:58 PM   #58
bitkahuna
resisting entropy
Trader Score: (16)
 
bitkahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Present
Posts: 45,529
Default

nice video...

__________________
TLN #911 * Stop Global Whining
9/11- never forget
nosce te ipsum
bitkahuna is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 09:37 PM   #59
TF109B
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,057
Default

Honda knows driving dynamics. I'm a Toyota fan, but Honda gets my love too. I'm not going to deny that the NSX is and will be one of the greatest feeling cars to drive. What the difference is between this and other hybrid super cars is the AWD system is unique in that it has motors driving each of the wheels. This isn't some run of the mill battery KERS system sent to the front. That's what the Ferrari and the 918 are. The fact is, this NSX will have individual motors driving the front and rear wheels. That's a x4 hybrid wheel drive. That is awesomeness.
TF109B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 10:14 PM   #60
UDel
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ------
Posts: 4,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pvmike1 View Post
Hey, if you're going to copy an interior, copy the best!


Click the image to open in full size.

PS'ed:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Photoshops with different wheels and lowered are awesome. It is coming along very well, still not a huge fan of the rear or those wheels but adding nicer wheels, a small spoiler or ground effects would quickly fix those issues. They are saying the high central tunnel hump in the interior is due to the main battery being in that area. I don't think the design looks that close to the LFA but I can see where with the red leather some people think it looks similar. The Carrera GT started the high transmission tunnel look/design before the LFA and NSX. The interior looks good but does not look finished yet and will probably change and have some more buttons and switches added. I would like to see the small control panel on the right hand of the steering wheel make it to the new NSX like what is on the original. I really hope they can keep the price below 125K but they have upped the performance goals more recently after buying a Ferrari 458/McLaren MP-12C to test it against which will most likely mean it gets more expensive.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
UDel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-13, 10:14 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A conversation with Ted Klaus, chief engineer of the new Acura NSX Hoovey2411 Car Chat 2 05-14-13 06:10 PM
Rumored: Mini Acura NSX GS69 Car Chat 23 09-24-12 03:41 PM
New NSX confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rominl Car Chat 191 08-29-12 01:32 AM
Article-Acura takes dead aim... at mediocrity LexFather Car Chat 45 03-21-12 02:43 PM
Acura NSX concept, ILX sedan, 2013 RDX coming to Detroit Hoovey2411 Car Chat 23 12-14-11 11:38 PM


Tags
2013, 2014, 2015, car, debuts, lexus, lf lc, lf-lc, lfa, naias, nsx, powered, sc, schedule, show, vbulletin

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:22 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info