Acura’s bold venture into electrification takes a significant leap forward with the debut of the ZDX, marking the brand’s initial foray into electric vehicles. However, this introduction is merely the tip of the iceberg. Alongside the launch of their first production EV, Acura has also introduced an intriguing concept car at the Monterey event, potentially hinting at a forthcoming electric sports car.
Introducing the Electric Vision Design Study, a creation that strikingly mirrors the aesthetics of the now-retired NSX sports car. Forged alongside the ZDX at Acura’s Los Angeles-based Design Studio, the vehicle’s front fascia boasts sleek vertical headlights reminiscent of Acura’s IMSA Prototype racer. Complementing this are a corresponding light bar traversing the subtly pointed nose and a luminescent Acura emblem on the hood – all in a vibrant fluorescent green hue.
Dave Marek, Acura’s Executive Creative Director, remarks, “Our visionary Acura design team in Los Angeles is reimagining the essence of Acura Precision Crafted Performance for the electric vehicle era. This latest rendition of an all-electric, high-performance model is igniting boundless creativity within our design studio, and we’re excited to share this excitement with our devoted Acura enthusiasts.”
While Acura hints that the Electric Vision Design Study offers a sneak peek into the potential realm of sporty electric vehicles, the company remains mum on whether this concept will transition to production. As of now, specifics regarding power and performance metrics for the Electric Vision Design Study remain undisclosed.
Acura’s electric performance endeavors initiate with the ZDX Type S, wielding an impressive 500 horsepower, and extend to forthcoming performance-focused EVs. With ambitions of selling 300,000 EVs by 2030, Acura is positioning itself for an electric future, with many of these models proudly sporting the revered Type S emblem.
This visionary concept could serve as a worthy successor to the recently retired NSX hybrid sports car. To provide context, the standard NSX harnessed 520 hp from its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 hybrid powertrain, while the grand finale Type S variant pushed out an exhilarating 600 hp. Any forthcoming electric sports cars from Acura would inevitably need to surpass these remarkable benchmarks.