2007 Acura Advanced Coupe ConceptEnlarge Photo
On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX.
One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to
In trying for this duality, the Concept has a “feeling of technical exactness” combined with an emotional side, according to Ikeda, as sharp edges contrast with unexpected, flowing surface transitions, especially as viewed from the side of the vehicle. The new styling philosophy is called “Keen-Edge Dynamic,” representing precision, technology, and emotion.
The wheels designed for the concept — 19-inch in front and 20-inch in back — also follow the philosophy and have a mix of chromed and matte finishes, sharp creases and soft curves.
The Advanced Coupe Concept is has a front-engine layout and is primarily rear-wheel-drive, though it will have the first rear-wheel-drive biased application of the company’s SH-AWD (Super Handling,
The Concept was designed fully in the
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