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    Acura will tease us yet again with its next-gen NSX when it makes an appearance at Mid-Ohio Raceway before the circuit's IndyCar race early next month. To be fair, the car's in-motion debut won't take the form of a production model that's still a ways off the vehicle will be a prototype. It'll be sporting custom graphics and an eye-catching paint (wrap?) job to draw the attention of the spectators, but really, we just want to hear this thing rounding the legendary road course at full chat.

    The NSX prototype doesn't look to be much different from the various showcars we've seen over the last couple of years, with the same mid-engined, hybrid V6 power and all-wheel drive all present and accounted for.

    The display will take place before the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series on August 4. The race itself starts at 3:00 pm and will be shown on NBC Sports Network.


    Acura to roll out NSX Prototype for Mid-Ohio IndyCar race - Autoblog

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    Form follows function. Most of these ultra high end cars look so similar.

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    Form doesnt follow function in this business. IMO Initially it follows talented designers, then to consumers minds then to individuals in marketing test groups. They like what they have already been marketed by another company or seen a rich guy driving.
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    Does that mean the new NSX isn't all it could be aerodynamically speaking? It looks a bit like an R8 to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Does that mean the new NSX isn't all it could be aerodynamically speaking? It looks a bit like an R8 to me.
    I am fairly skeptical at this point. I doubt I will be able to know without testing it on my own since the public release Cd figures are always bull**** and they rarely publish Cl. The original NSX is still one of the best ever. Hard to outdo that without being a much more radical and cars have mostly trended the opposite way since the 90s.
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