Acura’s hybrid supercar is getting a refresh, with the 2019 NSX focusing on squeezing more engaging performance out of its gas-electric drivetrain. The Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system still pairs a V6 engine with three electric motors – two at the front and one at the rear – but a stiffer body and tweaked software make a significant difference. Acura says the 2019 NSX should be more playful, more easy to control in oversteer and understeer conditions near the limit, and cut almost 2 seconds from the car’s Suzaka Circuit lap time.
Outside, previously matte trim is now gloss, and there’s a striking new Thermal Orange Paint option. Inside, the leather and Alcantara sports seats are now standard, and you get navigation and an upgraded audio system as standard too. The previously standard manual sports seats are a no-cost option.
Overall pricing has risen by $1,500, to $157,500 plus destination, but you’re getting more standard-fit tech and luxury too. You’re also getting behind the wheel of what’s still a relatively rarity on the street. Acura says that it has delivered fewer than 2,000 of the 2017 and 2018 model year NSX to-date.