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Think The New Acura NSX Is Beautiful? Wait Until You See Its Designer


Settle down guys.

She is the first women to be in charge of a supercar’s exterior design. She also loves cars and grew up in San Jose, California, one of the hot beds of American hot rod and muscle car culture. Her dad was also a tried and true Mopar guy. Meet Michelle Christensen, the new star of automotive design who was recruited by Acura right out of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena back in 2005. Christensen cut her teeth in the field by designing the now discontinued ZDX crossover.

It wasn’t the runaway hit Acura hoped it would be, but the design itself was striking, and Christensen’s talent was confirmed. And now her reputation is cemented forever with her latest: the all-new 2016 NSX. As lead designer managing a team of eight, her styling inspiration came not only from the original NSX, but also nature, architecture, and fashion. Car and Driver has a full write-up on this strikingly beautiful talent and we think we’ve found our new love in life. The car itself is pretty damn sweet, too.

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