July 12, 2005
Acura NSX to be discontinued at year-end
Toronto, Ontario – Acura announced that production of the NSX exotic sports car will be discontinued at the end of the year due to the extensive retooling necessary to meet stringent 2006 emissions and equipment regulations for North America, Europe and Asia. The company also announced that it is developing a new sports car to succeed it, but gave no details.
2005 Acura NSX. Click image to enlarge
“Acura remains committed to offering customers ultra high-performance vehicles,” said Jim Miller, Executive Vice President, Honda Canada Inc. “It’s too early to comment on any specifics, but the all-new model promises to be just as groundbreaking as the original 1991 NSX.”
As the first supercar from Japan, the NSX was created as a hand-built, exotic, mid-engine sports car. The NSX went on sale in the summer of 1990 and through June 2005, NSX cumulative sales for North America totaled 9,551 vehicles.
The NSX was the first production car to utilize titanium connecting rods and feature an all-aluminum body, chassis and suspension. It featured a transversely mounted dual overhead cam V-6 engine equipped with Acura’s breakthrough VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system.