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Old 09-22-2016, 03:29 PM
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Default Just took a deep dive into the Acura NSX

To see what's in store for the Zora and future C8. Now you know GM is going to bench mark that car. Now I know why GM is building a state of the art paint shop when you look at the process the NSX is put through. They are even scanning every car for Orange peel. Looks like the car will be half Gas half electric. Base is $156,000 so you can count on the Zora to be in that range. I'm sure the C8 will be at least $100 big ones base. The quality of that cars build looks amazing and I'm wondering if GM can even muster something close. Go take a look because I'm sure Zora and C8 are going in that exact same direction.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:31 PM
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I've been following the new NSX. I have to say,

1) It's a shame it's a hybrid drive set-up.

2) It's an even bigger shame it gets its *** handed to it by far "lesser" cars on the track.

I had high hopes for the NSX. But it's now been scratched off my list.
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^^^ And it's puzzling since the hybrid cars are tearing up the P1 class in WEC.

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, the LL results were quite poor for the NSX. 1.5 seconds faster than a Mustang (albeit the top track Mustang) and 3 seconds slower than the Corvette Grand Sport.

And it's nearly 4k pounds.

Hard to believe they followed the first NSX (which was quite good for the time) with something like this.
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Yes it seems to be disappointing. MT said something to the effect of it being an NSX only in name.

It looks cool.
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The new NSX isn't my style either. The original NSX was setup by Senna. His input made it a supercar. I don't see that in this one.

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I have owned many Honda's but after buying my first Acura a couple of years ago, I would not purchase another car from them, let alone a $150K car. They are not what they were a few years back. They just don't care about their customers at all. Acura cares less about their customers than GM does - hard as that may seem.
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Flame: I bought a 16 Acura TLX a few months ago and I couldn't agree more with you. Takes ALL DAY literally to get an oil change, let alone addressing any minor warranty issues.
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We can always hope GM learns a lesson from the other manufacturers attempts but I really wouldn't hold my breath on it.
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Nissan GTR is a better built vehicle, IMO.
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i have an Acura TL Type S. it is a shame they went down hill after 2008

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Flame: I bought a 16 Acura TLX a few months ago and I couldn't agree more with you. Takes ALL DAY literally to get an oil change, let alone addressing any minor warranty issues.
Are you guys for real? Honda's premier division that preceded Lexus, Infiniti, etc.? Wow, they've really fallen off the edge of the table if this is true.

As to a base Stingray costing $100K in the C8, definitely not going to happen. That is not the demographic of what will sell and to whom it will sell. jschindler has very well described the case for less cost to consumer. Special models are a different story and the Zora will not be a replacement for the base car.
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Nissan GTR is a better built vehicle, IMO.
GM should buy Nissan and rebadge the GTR.
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Originally Posted by CriticalmassGT View Post

Nissan GTR is a better built vehicle, IMO.
To each their own but i have always thought the gTr is the ugliest sports car on the planet.
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Originally Posted by AORoads View Post
Are you guys for real? Honda's premier division that preceded Lexus, Infiniti, etc.? Wow, they've really fallen off the edge of the table if this is true.

As to a base Stingray costing $100K in the C8, definitely not going to happen. That is not the demographic of what will sell and to whom it will sell. jschindler has very well described the case for less cost to consumer. Special models are a different story and the Zora will not be a replacement for the base car.
Well I was posting worse case $100k. Yes hopefully it will be less.
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To each their own but i have always thought the gTr is the ugliest sports car on the planet.
in an ugly MF'er biggest baddest fracking hammer you can find, sort of way.
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To each their own but i have always thought the gTr is the ugliest sports car on the planet.
Not the best looking that is for sure but it is a monster in the performance arena.
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Wrong Forum !
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Originally Posted by kenownr View Post
Flame: I bought a 16 Acura TLX a few months ago and I couldn't agree more with you. Takes ALL DAY literally to get an oil change, let alone addressing any minor warranty issues.
Wow! I own a 2008 Acura TL. I love it. Quality is fantastic. The dealer I use here in the Phoenix area is excellent.

But I do agree, the later Acura models just don't seem to be as good. I think your dealer service sounds to be lacking as well. I know when I get an oil change, I'm in and out in less than an hour. Washed and vacuumed as well.
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Read this month's Car & Driver...new Corvette Grand Sport beat Acura NSX by 3.1 seconds around Virginia International Raceway's 4.1 mile course! The mighty Porsche 911 GTS RS beat the Grand Sport by only .1 of a second. The Grand Sport as tested cost 50% less than both the NSX and Porsche as well. If the front engine Grand Sport can beat and match these two premium high priced vehicles imagine what
Chevy will do with a mid-engine Corvette...IT WILL BE A MONSTER
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