2020 Acura NSX Debuts Second Heritage Color, Indy Yellow Pearl

For some reason, Acura’s having a hard time selling the new NSX, with 170 units finding new homes last year in the U.S., and slightly less so far in 2019, according to Carsalesbase. So, what are they doing about it? Well, for one, they have updated the supercar, although not as you might have expected.

The sole novelty for the 2020 NSX is the addition of the Indy Yellow Pearl, the second heritage color of the car, after the Berlina Black, which is a throwback to the original NSX’s Spa Yellow (Indy Yellow in some markets), the fifth most popular color for it back in the day. In the last two years of production, 2004 and 2005, Rio Yellow replaced Spa Yellow.

Also Read: First Drive: Updated 2019 Acura NSX Proves Itself At The Track

Acura doesn’t say yet how much the new color costs, but the only standard shades available now are the Curva Red, Berlina Black and 130R White. The Thermal Orange Pearl, Source Silver Metallic and Casino White Pearl are $700 options, whereas the Valencia Red Pearl and Nouvelle Blue Pearl will burn a $6,000 hole in your pocket.

Deliveries of the 2020 NSX will start in November, but the car is already available to order, with an MSRP of $157,500. It’s still assembled by hand in Marysville, Ohio, and packs the same 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6, connected to the 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and three electric motors, producing a combined 573 hp.

The 2020 NSX will be showcased at the 2019 Monterey Car Week, on the Avenue, in Downtown Carmel, dressed in the new shade. It will sit next to the NSX GT3 Evo which, in turn, will feature a special livery that combines yellow and blue accents, applied to the exposed carbon fiber body.

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  • Ben

    Okay, I know the C8 makes the NSX essentially useless…but damn, it looks good. I’ve said it before, none of the color options on the new C8 “feel good”. It doesn’t have that POP factor like most supercars, high end sport cars or even luxury cars. This yellow on the NSX is drop dead sexy.

  • Porkopolis

    This is a very good yellow. Despite the critics, I really like the NSX (except for that distraction of a floating A-pillar/ drip rail).

  • StrangerGP

    Too bad they didn’t apply any of that color to the interior to liven it up a bit.

    • Craig

      Even just a little bit of yellow would make a big difference.

  • TheBelltower

    They just need to adjust the price. That’s really the biggest issue with the NSX because it’s arguably a good car. New colors or loading it up with option packages can’t help it.

  • Jweisberg

    They either need to drop the price or do a refresh with more power and a more exotic interior/exterior. Honda should have put a high revving V10 in it.

  • Craig

    I would love to own a new NSX. And even though I think it looks better and is arguably a better car than the new Corvette C8 – I would feel like a fool buying one and seeing my nieghbour drive up in a new C8 that he paid at least $100,000 LESS for.

  • SteersUright

    drop the hybrid tech, upgrade the interior and slash the price by half.

  • Bash

    I would love to own the old NSX.

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