Acura improves NSX’s everyday drivability for 2019

Monterey Car Week, 2018

The 2019 Acura NSX isn’t new, but it has been given the careful once-over by Honda’s engineering department to make it more capable of being a daily driver. It’s also gotten some cosmetic touches that will make it stand out even more in a crowd.

The NSX’s front now features a new body-color front grille garnish and high-gloss treatments for the front grille surround, front air intake mesh, and rear bumper outlet mesh. The Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler and Carbon Fiber Exterior Package also include high-gloss finishes.

Inside, the NSX gets more available options including Indigo blue Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara theme, semi-aniline full leather (non-Alcantara) power sport seats in Red, and lightweight manually adjustable sport seats in Black Milano leather and Alcantara (no additional cost). Additional standard equipment that were expensive add-ons in previous NSX models includes four-way power sport seats, satellite-Linked Navigation, ELS Studio premium audio, front and rear proximity sensors and aluminum sport pedals.

The NSX’s chassis has been retuned to make it more engaging for the driver as well as more comfortable to ride in. It has larger front and rear stabilizer bars, 21 percent stiffer rear toe link bushings, a six percent increase in rear hub rigidity, and software updates to key chassis components.

The NSX rides on new Continental SportContact 6 tires, which were specifically developed for the 2019 NSX and feature a revised tread pattern, construction, and rubber compound designed to enhance the NSX’s daily drivability.

The 2019 NSX is crafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio and starts at $157,500. That price tag features a $1,500 increase over the 2018 model but comes standard with $4,700 in previously optional content. Deliveries of the model start in October.

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Eileen is the writer of the nationally syndicated column Automotive Minute in The Business Journals, which explores the automotive industry focusing on news, reviews, and interviews. She loves finding out about the business strategy, design, and drivability of vehicles. Eileen is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report Best Cars.