Changes for 2019

The 2019 Acura NSX, available for order August 2018, boasts new design cues, and fresh color schemes, including a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, and Indigo blue and full Red leather options for the interior. Additionally, the 2019 NSX receives a host of chassis enhancements including stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tire and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit.

Key Changes at a Glance:

  • New Thermal Orange Pearl, exterior paint option
  • New Indigo blue with black Alcantara and full Red (all leather), interior options
  • Gloss black finish for exterior trim (previoiusly matte-black)
  • Body color front grille garnish (previously silver)
  • Gloss carbon finish for available Carbon Fiber Exterior Sports Package
  • Technology Package now standard (incl. ELS Studio Audio, Navi, Proximity Sensors)
  • Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara power sport seat, now standard
  • Enhanced chassis: stiffer stabilizer bars, rear toe-link bushing and rear hub
  • Revised software tuning for SH-AWD, EPS, MR Dampers, and more
  • Continential SportContact 6 Tire, replaces Conti SportContact 5P

Design Updates, Expanded Color Palette

New for 2019, a striking Thermal Orange Pearl premium paint option continues the tradition of NSX color names inspired by motorsports venues and iconic corners, and pays homage to 30 years of Acura motorsports vehicles with orange accented liveries. Joining the Thermal Orange Pearl exterior, optional carbon ceramic metallic (CCM) brakes can now be fitted with orange calipers. New for 2019, the standard iron brakes can now be fitted with red calipers.

All 2019 NSX models are distinguished by a new body-color front grille garnish (previously silver) and high-gloss treatments for the front grille surround, front air intake mesh and rear bumper outlet mesh. High-gloss treatment is also applied to the available Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler and Carbon Fiber Exterior Package – including a front chin spoiler, side sill garnish and rear diffuser.

Inside the cockpit, the 2019 NSX color palette is expanded with the addition of an optional Indigo blue Semi-aniline leather and Alcantara® theme. The available semi-aniline full leather (non-Alcantara) power sport seats can now be optioned in Red in addition to Ebony. Power sport seats (4-way), previously a $1,500 option, are now standard equipment. Lightweight manually adjustable sport seats, wrapped in Black Milano leather and Alcantara, remain an available no-cost option. Satellite-Linked Navigation, ELS Studio® premium audio, front and rear proximity sensors and aluminum sport pedals, previously optional equipment, are now standard.

Dynamics Enhancements

For the 2019 model, engineers modified chassis components, tires and software tuning to make NSX even more responsive to the will of the driver, elevating performance driving in all circumstances, from daily driving to the circuit. At the limit, the NSX’s balance, playfulness and controllability has improved, allowing the driver to more precisely modulate understeer and oversteer with subtle throttle inputs. The changes resulted in a nearly 2-second faster lap time in testing around the world famous Suzuka Circuit.

Chassis enhancements include larger front and rear stabilizer bars (increasing stiffness by 26 percent in front, 19 percent at the rear) and 21 percent stiffer rear toe link bushings. Rear hub rigidity has increased 6 percent. Software calibrations to the NSX’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® power unit, active magnetorheological dampers, electric power steering and VSA settings capitalize on this new hardware, as well as the grippier tire setup.

The 2019 NSX rides on new Continental SportContact™ 6 tires, developed exclusively for the NSX. The new tires (replacing Continental ContiSportContact™ 5P) feature a revised tread pattern, construction and rubber compound for improved handling performance in all conditions—from daily commuting to track use—including wet weather driving. The track-focused Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R remains an optional dealer-installed tire.

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Power UnitFront wheels: mechanically independent from rear power unit components, two electric motors; Rear wheels: Twin‑turbocharged V6 gasoline engine with one Direct Drive Motor and 9DCT
Maximum Total System Power573 hp
Maximum Total System Torque476 lb.-ft.
Engine
TypeTwin-turbocharged DOHC V6
LayoutLongitudinally mid-mounted
Displacement3,493 cc
Horsepower – SAE Net500 hp @ 6,500–7,500 rpm
Torque406 lb.-ft. @ 2,000–6,000 rpm
Direct Drive Motor
TypePermanent-magnet, water-cooled electric motor/generator
LayoutDirect drive, situated between engine and transmission, attached directly to crankshaft
Horsepower @ rpm47 @ 3,000
Torque @ rpm109 lb.-ft. @ 500–2,000
Transmission and Rear Axle
Type9-speed dual-clutch transmission (9DCT)
DifferentialLimited slip with wet multi-plate clutch
Twin Motor Unit (TMU)
TypePermanent-magnet, oil-cooled electric motor/generator
LayoutIndependent twin motors in a single package with a planetary gear set, one-way clutch and brake
Horsepower @ rpm36 + 36 @ 4,000
Torque @ rpm54 +54 lb.-ft. @ 0–2,000