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.
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.