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Acura will show production-ready NSX at NAIAS 2015

The production NSX has revised headlamps and front fenders
The production NSX has revised headlamps and front fenders
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Acura teases the production NSX
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Acura teases the production NSX
The shadows will retreat on January 12
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The shadows will retreat on January 12
The production NSX has revised headlamps and front fenders
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The production NSX has revised headlamps and front fenders
Muscular rear fenders convey a sense of power
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Muscular rear fenders convey a sense of power
The original NSX concept debuted at NAIAS 2012
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The original NSX concept debuted at NAIAS 2012
A sharp spoiler, full-width taillights and vertical tailpipes define the 2012 NSX's rear fascia
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A sharp spoiler, full-width taillights and vertical tailpipes define the 2012 NSX's rear fascia
The 2012 concept car revived the famous NSX name
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The 2012 concept car revived the famous NSX name
2012 Acura NSX concept
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2012 Acura NSX concept
2012 Acura NSX concept
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2012 Acura NSX concept
2012 Acura NSX concept
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2012 Acura NSX concept
The 2013 NSX concept provided a first look at the interior
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The 2013 NSX concept provided a first look at the interior
Inside the 2013 NSX
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Inside the 2013 NSX
The interior combined red leather, carbon fiber and red-stitched Alcantara
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The interior combined red leather, carbon fiber and red-stitched Alcantara
The 2013 NSX also had some exterior styling revisions
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The 2013 NSX also had some exterior styling revisions
The second NSX concept debuted at NAIAS 2013
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The second NSX concept debuted at NAIAS 2013
The 2013 NSX's front-end saw some changes from the 2012 concept
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The 2013 NSX's front-end saw some changes from the 2012 concept
The NSX production car will be powered by a sporty hybrid with twin-turbo engine
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The NSX production car will be powered by a sporty hybrid with twin-turbo engine
The 2013's tail lamps were also revised from 2012, but the vertical tailpipes remained
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The 2013's tail lamps were also revised from 2012, but the vertical tailpipes remained
2013 Acura NSX concept car at the Detroit auto show
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2013 Acura NSX concept car at the Detroit auto show
While the first two concepts were shades of silver/gray, the production car teasers show red paintwork
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While the first two concepts were shades of silver/gray, the production car teasers show red paintwork

It hasn't been making the speediest trot to production, but the all-new Acura NSX is finally rounding the corner toward the finish line. Acura announced this week that the production car will debut at the North American International Auto Show, the same venue where the concept version first premiered three years ago.

As far as teasers go, the four photos Acura released are fairly revealing. From what we can make out, the production NSX stays quite true to the concepts from the 2012 and 2013 Detroit shows, featuring the same sporty, mid-engine profile and Acura's signature central-crease styling. The headlights appear to be opened wider and cut in width, and a more traditional grille design sits between them. There are also some pretty serious new vents on top of the front fenders. The rear includes a prominent deck lid spoiler and appears to be a tad more concave in parts.

Overall, it looks like the production car should incorporate everything good about the concepts with a few interesting modifications. Of course, we won't know for sure until Acura fully reveals the car on January 12, the first media day of NAIAS 2015.

2013 Acura NSX concept car at the Detroit auto show
2013 Acura NSX concept car at the Detroit auto show

"After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar – the Acura NSX – to the world," says Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development. "We've developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage."

Acura's press conference should also provide the first real details about the NSX's engine, performance and equipment. Acura has said all along that the car is powered by a mid-mounted engine + three-motor hybrid system, but outside of that, nothing's certain. Acura's teaser video below sounds off with a first listen of the twin-turbo powertrain.

Gizmag will be on the floor of NAIAS bringing you news of the new NSX and the other major debuts of the show. In the meantime, spend a little time comparing the teaser photos of the red production NSX to the concepts of the past in our gallery. Let us know if you find any other major distinctions.

Source: Acura

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