Acura Electric Vision Concept Looks Ahead

Acura Electric Vision Concept Looks Ahead

Acura revealed its Electric Vision concept during Monterey Car Week.The show car was designed in-house at Acura’s California design studio.The concept appears to preview an EV supercar—could it be an early look at a future NSX?

After unveiling its first production EV, the 2024 ZDX, during Monterey Car Week, Acura pulled the sheet off a second electric vehicle, this Electric Vision Concept.

Whereas the ZDX is a fairly standard-style SUV, which will see deliveries early next year, the Electric Vision design study takes the shape of a supercar. The proportions are ultra-low, and the design language is curvaceous rather than angular. Exterior lighting is used as a design element and is color-changing. While the ZDX rides on a General Motors platform (the same one that underpins the Cadillac Lyriq), the concept is not believed to have been designed around a specific production-ready platform.

Instead, the Acura design chief Dave Marek describes it as a high-performance model that “is inspiring everyone in our studio to push the boundaries.” He did NOT describe it as a first step toward a next-generation NSX, but we’re free to speculate. After all, Acura head honcho Jon Ikeda has been quoted as saying, “There’s gonna be another one.” And with Acura transitioning to an EV brand, well, a third-gen NSX necessarily would be electric. So, this very well could be the starting point on that journey. Do you like where Acura is headed?

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