It’s only a few years old, but the Acura NSX is already set for a handful of updates for the 2019 model year. The updates to the 2019 Acura NSX will enhance its looks and performance, making it an even more striking and high-performing hybrid supercar. Its changes also add a bit more value despite a small price hike. Here are all the details.
Visually, the 2019 Acura NSX will be tough to separate from the 2018 model, but if you know what to look for, you can figure it out. The 2019 NSX will gain a body-color grille in place of the silver one, and high-gloss finish on the grille surround, front air intake and rear bumper mesh. Those who opt for the carbon-fiber decklid spoiler and Carbon Fiber Exterior Package also get the new high-gloss finish in place of the old matte finish.
The updated body also has a new color option: Thermal Orange Pearl (pictured). Buyers can further accent the NSX’s optional carbon-ceramic brakes with orange calipers or red calipers on the standard brakes.
Inside, the 2019 Acura NSX gets a new Indigo Blue color theme with semi-aniline leather and Alcantara. Buyers can now add a red color option for the semi-aniline leather seats, and there are a ton of options that are now standard. These newly standardized features and their previous optional pricing include $1,500 four-way power sport seats; $2,800 navigation, ELS Studio premium audio and parking sensors; and aluminum sport pedals, which were previously included in a $2,900 package.
There are also a few changes to the pricing and included features for the few of the 2019 NSX’s options. The semi-aniline full leather upholstery with four-way power sport seats falls from $2,500 to $1,000, and the Carbon Fiber Interior Sport Package gains the $1,300 alcantara headliner but remains at $3,800.
Under its hood, the 2019 Acura NSX remains the same. It’s 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine and electric motors team up to produce the same 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque as before. Also remaining the same is its nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. Putting this power to the road are new Continental SportContact 6 tires that replace last year’s Continental SportContact 5P.
While the powertrain remains the same, the under-car bits have gone through some significant tweaks. Refinements include larger front and rear stabilizer bars that are 26 and 19 percent stiffer, respectively; 21 percent stiffer toe bushings; and 6 percent stiffer rear hubs. Recalibrated electronics, including the power unit, dampers, power steering and stability control, also chime in to help the 2019 NSX turn a 2-second-faster lap time around the Suzuka Circuit.
The 2019 Acura NSX will start from $157,500, which is a $1,500 increase over the 2018 model. Acura made that price hike worth it by adding an additional $4,700 in standard equipment.