Looks like the person in charge of research and development for Honda vehicles, Hirohide Ikeno, says that he is voting and pushing for the appearance of a V8 onto the Acura lineup. However, only Acura vehicles will get this upgrade if it comes, as Honda will still retain the efficient V6’s. Many top-of-the-line brands including Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already been fitted with powerful V8 engines.
Acura is often criticized by many car enthusiasts for the lack of a V8 option in their lineup. If the idea is introduced and gets the green light, we will most likely see the V8 be fitted on the Acura RL, which is pictured above, to compete with the V8 Lexus GS. The next generation of the super NSX car is expected to come with a V10 engine.
Here are some renderings of a new crossover from the CR-V and the Stream and the next generation of the NSX from a Japanese magazine article I read over at VTEC.net!
The article claims that the new CR-V and Stream crossover will be able to seat 7 passengers and come smaller than the current CR-V, which is similar to the Mazda 5. The power will come from the Stream’s current specifications. As well, the new Acura NSX will have a 4.5-liter V10 engine and is expected to reach up to 550 horsepowers! The design will be based off of British GT’s, rather than the Italian Ferrari’s.
You should read the source for more details and there’s additional photos if you keep reading.
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The Advanced Sedan Concept was unveiled today at the LA Motor Show. The futuristic, or “weird”, styling shows that the design is ultra-modern. So is this going to be Acura’s new flagship sedan? I wouldn’t want it looking like this. Apparently, the goal of the design was to create a mysterious presence. I think the mysteriousness has gone a bit too far. 😕
Popular Science has released its list of Best of What’s New for 2006. In the automotive category, there are 13 winners. To be considered a “Best of What’s New”, it must revolutionize and change the way we think about the future. Check out the list for yourself.