Acura’s new special paint option pays homage to the first-generation NSX.
Last week, Acura announced it will reveal a new concept car at Monterey Car Week previewing the future revival of its high-performance Type S line. But that isn't the only surprise the automaker has lined up for the event. Acura has announced the 2020 NSX supercar will debut at Monterey Car Week in California sporting a very special paint job.
The 2020 Acura NSX will be available with a striking new Indy Yellow Pearl paint scheme as a homage to the Spa Yellow paint option that was offered on the legendary first-generation NSX. Berlina Black will also be available as one of two heritage colors for the 2020 model year NSX. Spa Yellow (also known as Indy Yellow in some markets) was applied to around 20 percent of NSX cars produced between 1997 and 2003. During the final two years of NSX production in 2004 and 2005, the Spa Yellow paint option was replaced with a new color called Rio Yellow.
The 2020 Acura NSX will be displayed at Concours on the Avenue in Downtown Carmel alongside an NSX GT3 Evo race car featuring a custom designed livery with yellow and blue accents over an exposed carbon fiber body.
Like the 2019 model, the Acura NSX is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors delivering a combined output of 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. This setup enables the mid-engined supercar to do the 0-62 mph sprint in three seconds flat and hit a top speed of 191 mph.
Acura is already accepting orders for the 2020 NSX, with first customer deliveries slated to begin in November. Pricing for the 2020 NSX starts at $157,500 (excluding delivery charges), which is the same price as the 2019 model.
Acura hasn't said how much the Indy Yellow Pearl and Berlina Black heritage paint schemes will cost, but they will likely cost extra. Each NSX is handcrafted at Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, which was showcased in a recent video tour.