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Acura will show off next-generation NSX sports car

December 12, 2011 |  3:48 pm

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Honda Motor Co. said it plans to show off three new cars from its upscale Acura division, including a new concept of its the next-generation Acura NSX super car, at the big auto show in Detroit next month

Besides the NSX -- and Honda didn’t say when that might go into production -- the automaker will unveil an all-new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle.

Honda built the NSX from 1990 to 2005. It was a rare rear-wheel-drive effort by the automaker, and it sought design help from Italian car designer Pininfarina.  It was often thought of as a Japanese Ferrari, and it was just as fast.  The car sold for about $90,000. There’s no word on what the price of the new NSX might be.

Acura said it aksi will display its ILX concept car, which will show the styling of an all-new luxury compact sedan.  This car, scheduled for launch in the spring, will be the entry point in the Acura lineup and will be offered with three powertrains, including Acura's hybrid system.

The automaker also will unveil a prototype of the 2013 RDX, the second generation of Acura's five-passenger SUV.

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-- Jerry Hirsch
Twitter.com/LATimesJerry

Photo: 1997 Acura NSX. Credit: Associated Press

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