Acura VP Says There Will Be a Third-Generation NSX

Despite lackluster sales, Acura is ready to design a successor to its hybrid flaghsip. And it could be all-electric.

Acura announced earlier this month at Monterey Car Week it would be winding down production of the second-generation NSX, sending off the hybrid supercar with a special-edition Type S variant limited to just 350 units worldwide. But according to Acura vice president and brand officer Jon Ikeda, the NSX nameplate is far from dead.

"If you notice, we make an NSX when there's something we want to say," Ikeda told The Drive in an interview during Monterey Car Week. "The first-gen was gas. Second-gen was a hybrid. There's gonna be another one."

Though Ikeda didn't spill any other info, this sort of statement suggests the third-generation NSX will be fully electric, though we can't say for sure. Either way, confirmation of a third-generation NSX comes as a surprise. The second-gen model, a twin-turbo V-6-powered hybrid with three electric motors, couldn't have been cheap to develop, and its lackluster sales numbers were surely no consolation. Acura moved just 128 units in all of 2020.

"We didn't go into it to make a lot of money," Ikeda told MotorTrend in a separate interview. Instead, he says the goal of the NSX was to be a representative for the Acura brand's vision for the future, acting as a flagship to get people interested. Which makes sense.

Do you think Acura should build another NSX? Should it be all-electric? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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