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

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

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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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • K03sport K03sport on Aug 14, 2017

    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 either case, I still think it's new caliper paint.

  • Goodtoberight1 Goodtoberight1 on Aug 25, 2017

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