2017 Acura NSX Roadster Rendering Gives Us A Glimpse Of A Better Future
Will the New Acura NSX Convertible give you the rush you’ve been looking for?
Updated October 5, 2018
After the 2017 Nissan GT-R Convertible, we are greeted with the yet another awesome rendering. What you see in these pictures is the 2017 Acura NSX Roadster – a machine designed, imagined and crafted by Theophiluschin.com designers. However, unlike the Nissan GT-R Convertible, which simply is not going to happen, the 2017 Acura NSX Roadster actually comes as a real possibility. Think about it – this is a full-on sports car with two seats, modern tech, and awesome angry face. Making a roadster out of it would not be a stretch really.
If we go four years back, the first real glimpse of what is to become the 2017 Acura NSX could be seen in the Avengers movie where Iron Man actually drove the Acura NSX. And you know what, that one was an Acura roadster. Based on the 1991 Acura NSX with 250.000 miles on the clock, the Iron Man’s Acura NSX looks rather similar to the one we have today. The creator of the Tony Stark’s NSX convertible is Trans FX prototype shop in Oxnard, California and the team really captured back then all what is to become an all-new NSX. However, the Roadster version of the new one is still to come. We are not sure will it ever, but even if it does, it should be quite different than the new Acura NSX. Not visually, of course, but underneath this nicely proportioned body many structural improvements and strengthening beams would have to find their place. It is as simple as that – the Acura NSX Roadster would not be a light car by any means.
When Acura was developing it they had a few hiccups. The biggest one of them happened when the car was almost completed with an internal combustion transverse positioned engine but then the team ditched the whole concept of having such an outdated machine and started all over again. They developed a hybrid with dual, centrally positioned front electric engines, one rear electric engine, and a quite beasty Twin Turbo V6.
The obvious question is did they really prep the car to make it a roadster at some point. Speculations suggest that two additional version of the new NSX are currently in development. One of them could be an NSX convertible. The problem with it may be a rather strange one. Batteries for the engines are actually stored behind the driver and the passenger right at the place where a retractable top would fold down. We remember that the old NSX had a manually removable Targa top, but we are quite sure Acura would not allow themselves to have a manually operated roof when all of its competitors from Audi, Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren get to enjoy open tops at a press of a button.
The rendering Theophilus chin provided clearly gives us a glimpse of what could be the 2018 Acura NSX Roadster. True, changes will be a bit more pronounced, but even like this, Acura muscles are dominating the scenery.
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