Acura NSX Roadster Tipped For 2018 Launch

Honda is reportedly gearing up to release an (Acura in North America) NSX Roadster before the end of 2018, according to German publication Autobild.

Given the popularity of drop-top supercars, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the Japanese automaker does indeed cut the roof of its hybrid supercar. As of yet, however, our spy photographers have yet to see an NSX Roadster testing in the wild so if the car is indeed launching in the coming months, Honda has been very secretive about putting it through its paces.

Any possible convertible version of the Honda / Acura NSX would inevitably feature the same powertrain as the hardtop. Consequently, the car would use a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to three electric motors to deliver a combined 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. That grunt would be enough to send an NSX Roadster to 62 mph (100 km/h) in roughly 3 seconds.

As it stands, the NSX coupe is one of the most attractive cars in its segment. Chop the roof off and revise the rear decklid with a pair of flying buttresses and the NSX Roadster could look even better.

Honda’s plans for the NSX may not stop here either. In fact, the company has apparently been working on an NSX Type R for quite some time now with even better straight-line performance and handling than the existing model.

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  • StrangerGP

    NSX needs a cheaper version, a roadster won’t boost the sales and make the entire project profitable.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Son, you need to LOSE weight, not GAIN it!

    • Fabián Montiel

      He must stop flexing all his technology and become more humble and simpler.

      • Honda NSX-R

        You’re right, he should try to be like his father 😉

    • Alter Ego

      True though maybe a flashy convertible will appeal to old rich people idk. At least the type r is coming (hopefully)

      • Honda NSX-R

        The Type R rumor is something that Honda/Acura hasn’t confirmed yet, though I hope it’s true

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on

    • LWOAP

      It was my idea. I regret nothing >:)

  • Denzel

    I think the type-r will lose weight with added carbon fiber if they go that route than just adding power and stripping it

    • LWOAP

      Has that even been confirmed?

      • Denzel

        No I’m just assuming that’s why I said I think. Being realistic the last Type R was reduced weight by take away sound deadening air conditioner other electronics. So I would assume they would just add some carbon bits here and there.

        • LWOAP

          If a Type R is made, they should definitely ditch the hybrid tech.

  • Bash

    How many are do they expect to sell?!!!

  • jaykit

    The front clip needs to be addressed. Out of date already.

  • GobbleUp

    This article is a complete puff piece for acura.
    The nsx is not a popular car, as was so poorly stated.
    Failure to sell.
    Dealers have over a two year supply and cannot sell at msrp.
    Sure the spider would look good but be more expensive and have the same anemic performance and appeal.

    Joke of an article.

    • Rob Crenshaw

      “Article” is being kind. It’s deliberately misleading propaganda that demonstrates just how big a joke this website is. It’s nothing more than a shill playing lapdog to the automakers for money.

      • LWOAP

        I’m actually surprised this comment got approved.

        • dumblikeyou2

          Why? This isn’t Autobog. If your comment says boo about Toyota: delete.

          • LWOAP

            Let’s just say I’ve had more than a few times where comments were removed. Not just for me but for others as well.

  • I think the rumored lightweight non hybrid option could sell well rather than convertible but hey I wouldn’t complained.

  • Six_Tymes

    add more weight to an already fat turd. sorry, obviously i am not a fan.

  • no25

    The NSX is the only good thing Acura has going for them right now (and its not even that great).

  • An Existing Person

    Just what the NSX needed, more weight and an even higher price tag. It’s like Acura is trying not to sell these cars.

  • Nordschleife

    I have never seen one in the wild but I think it looks good. I live in Southern California so if anywhere I’d see one it would be here.

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