You Can Get the Acura NSX in Orange Now

The 2019 Acura NSX has some new colors, tires, and revised suspension tuning to make it even more fun–and quick–on track.

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We're pretty big fans of the Acura NSX around here. Such big fans that it was named our 2017 Performance Car of the Year. It's the first car that took the hybrid tech of hypercars like the Porsche 918, LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 and translated it to something that didn't cost more than $1 million.

What you got was a mid-engined supercar with a 3.5 liter V6 with twin-turbos, three electric motors, real torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, and a nine speed dual clutch gearbox. It looks futuristic, drives with more involvement than you'd think, and is one of the coolest sports cars you can buy today.

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And now, for 2019, Acura is updating the NSX. It's not all-new. It's also not the rear-wheel drive NSX Type R that we've been hoping for. Instead, it's a further refinement of pretty cool car.

The powertrain and its 573 horsepower remain the same. But there are software changes to make the NSX more playful and controllable. There are also chassis and tire changes that have made it two seconds quicker at Japan's Suzuka Circuit, which might be the furthest track from Marysville, Ohio, where the NSX is built.

Acura gave the NSX bigger front and rear roll bars and stiffer toe link bushings. The software updates work with the hybrid system and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive to make the car quicker, and Continental developed a new tire with revised construction and tread pattern. If you're a track rat, you can still get the Pirelli Trofeo R as a dealer-installed option.

You can also get it in a new color, this lovely Thermal Orange. The silver Acura shield is now body color, probably because Acura has decided to stop using the shield grille on all other cars. There's also a red interior and an indigo blue.

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Acura has sold 1,900 NSXes globally for 2017 and 2018, which doesn't sound like much on the surface. However, there was a time when dealers were just ordering them to stock and them selling at a huge discount. Acura is emphasizing that this car isn't meant to be chosen off a lot, its meant to be built-to-order. People aren't just walking in to a dealer for one, they want to customize it. Acura is offering an 'insider experience' where buyers can tour Acura's facilities in Ohio and the opportunity to drive it at Acura's proving ground.

The 2019 NSX starts at $157,500. That's a $1,500 increase compared to the 2018, but it also has $4,500 of previously optional equipment like power seats, nav, high-end ELS stereo, parking sensors, and aluminum pedals. You can order a 2019 NSX today, with deliveries starting in October.

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