The 2019 Acura NSX was on display at The Quail, finished in Thermal Orange Pearl, one of the new color schemes offered to customers. Other new options include Indigo Blue for the exterior, as well as full Red Leather for the interior.
Power sports seats that were previously a $1,500 option, are now standard across the range, with lightweight manually adjustable sports seats dressed in black leather and Alcantara remain a no-cost option. Satellite navigation, a premium audio system, front and rear parking sensors and aluminum sport pedals are now standard fit as well.
The most significant changes however are to be found under the skin; Acura says that the modified chassis components of the 2019 NSX result in a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the Suzuka circuit.
The chassis has been updated with larger front and rear stabilizer bars, increasing stiffness by 26 percent in the front and 19 percent at the rear, stiffer rear toe link bushings and 6 percent more rigid rear hubs. The changes are accompanied by updated to the software of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit, the active dampers, power steering and VSA settings.
The 2019 Acura NSX also gets new Continental SportContact 6 tires, that are bespoke to the model. The new stickier tires feature a revised tread pattern, construction and rubber compound for better performance in all conditions, including wet weather. Customers will be offered a set of the more track-focused Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tires as an option.
The hybrid powertrain continues using a twin-turbo V6 paired to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and an electrically-driven front axle. The combined output of the powertrain remains at 573hp and 476lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Acura NSX is $1,500 more expensive than the 2018MY models, starting at $157,500, but it now comes with $4,700 of previously optional equipment now fitted as standard. The order books are now open, with Acura expecting the first U.S. deliveries to begin this October.