Two Acura NSXs Filmed Testing at the Nurburgring – But Why?

Two Acura NSXs Filmed Testing at the Nurburgring – But Why?

Acura has been filmed testing two NSXs at the Nurburgring despite the supercar having been on sale for about a year now.

The footage shows a silver NSX and a black NSX turning in laps at the infamous Nordschleife. The circuit is typically used by manufacturers to test their pre-production prototypes, so it’s odd that Acura would show up to test a car that’s already on sale. It’s possible Acura is making revisions to the NSX to improve its performance, but some think there’s a lot more going on with these testers.

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Acura has been rumored to have a high-performance version of the NSX in the pipeline – potentially called the Type R. It’s possible that Acura is testing the powertrain for this rumored model variant with these unassuming test cars, along with a revised suspension setup and other improvements. This is simply a guess, however, and it’s worth noting that these cars do not look or sound any different than a regular, run-of-the-mill NSX.

Check out the video embedded above.

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  • Peter

    rumor is they’re testing a wood burning engine

  • Erwin Schrodinger

    I would hope it’s a version that gets rid of the heavy hybrid technology and a more powerful variant of the twin turbo V6. A 600+ horsepower NSX with a weight of around 3200-3400lbs. Sounds like a winning combination.

  • K03sport

    isn’t it obvious…that black one is testing new caliper paint and the silver one is the control…that is why the silver one has a device mounted low on the windshield…why not continually test and update a car or things for the mid-cycle refresh or even recalibrations of the vehicle dynamics systems…in either case, I still think it’s new caliper paint.

  • Chris Daigle

    Sure. Why not a new drivetrain and engine test?

  • goodtoberight1

    NSX looks like the cheap Acura TLX from the front. So darn Japanese looking. UGH!