Civic-Based Acura NSX Replica Is Oddly Cute, Precedes The Actual Car!

There are some replicas out there that are so horrific we feel sincerely bad for those that have to drive them. On the other hand, there are some rather reasonable copycats on the roads. This rip-off Acura NSX sits somewhere in the middle.

The video below was first published to YouTube almost four years ago, but only just came to our attention. It depicts a red sports car that looks very similar to the hybrid NSX currently on sale.

Underpinning the vehicle is a Honda Civic, but all of the body panels have been swapped out. There’s a new front fascia, complete with a hood, grille, headlights and air intakes all very similar to the real thing. The vehicle’s sides are also quite similar to the NSX, except for the fake Lamborghini-style scissor doors that seem to be a must-have for any replica supercar.

Last, but not least, the rear end is also a decent copy of the real NSX, complete with similar taillights, a faux rear diffuser and an angular rear window.

What’s particularly interesting about this NSX is that it was built in Indonesia back in 2014. As a reminder, the second-generation NSX was unveiled at the start of 2015.

This means that this replica precedes the actual car! So, how did the designers of this replica pull it off since they didn’t have the luxury of basing the vehicle off the production-spec NSX? Well, they took design inspiration from the various NSX concepts which were unveiled prior to the car reaching the market, especially the one unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.


  • Tabs Luther

    They put a lot of work into this, it actually looks pretty cool! Seeing that auto transmission made me throw up a bit in my mouth however.

  • Bo Hanan

    I have said over and over again that the “new NSX looks like a big Civic.”
    Here is that proof.

    • Mr Mister

      Your proof is a Civic completely changed to look like the NSX? Reminds me of when people kept saying the AMG GT back end looked “exactly like” the Porsche 911 and then used a pic where someone photoshopped a 911 back onto it as their proof.

      I agree with the others that this looks pretty good. Put the Type-R powertrain in and it’d probably be as fun to drive as well.

      • Bo Hanan

        Every Honda (and Acura) starts out as a Civic on the drawing board.


  • SpongeBob99Swell

    ..the S2000’s return…? 😀

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      I’ll meet halfway and at least get them to sell the S660 outside of Japan.

    • TB

      I’d sponsor that….I mean…you know…if I had money to sponsor things…but I think that’s a good idea!

  • Larry Qualls

    50-60k I’d buy it TODAY!! Honda, there’s a market for something like this if its priced right. Look at Tesla 3….not everyone wants a damn boring SUV! There selling like crazy at 50 and 60k. The only hope that we enthusiasts have is the BMW Supra!!

  • PandaKiddo Plays

    Its in Indonesia, also its kinda rice since it has scissor doors (NSX has normal doors)

  • Bash

    This is good!

  • Liam Paul

    the interior has way too much red and the seats look like seats out of a 1980’s oldsmobile, the inside is ugly but the outside is a really solid good effort

  • S3XY

    Roof looks like it has a tumor

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