The Concept Cars of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Car shoppers at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show will be able to get an up-close look at the year's newest vehicles, but it's not all business. This year's crop of concept cars is sure to catch a few eyes, from Buick's stunning and stylish Avenir sedan to Kia's hybrid off-road-ready Trail'ster.

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This year's show starts Feb. 14 and continues until Feb. 22 at the McCormick Place convention center. Click here for tickets and times and here for a show floor map. Check out some of our favorite concept cars ... and a couple new production models that sure look like concepts.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Top 10 Cars That Stayed True to Their Concept

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During the past decade, the once fanciful concept car — never meant to see the light of day — has morphed into more of a design study for future products. Taking that notion to the next level, our editors have rated the 10 production cars that did the best job of incorporating their concept when made into reality during the past decade.

Related: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Winners and Losers 

Note: We didn't take into account certain "concepts" often considered prototypes that some automakers roll out at auto shows. Those show cars are barely discernible from the real thing and are introduced much closer to when the actual cars go on sale.

By David Thomas | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Acura NSX Video

The production version of Acura's mid-engine supercar is finally here; after years of teasing concept versions of the NSX, the automaker unveiled the real deal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays gives the sleek, aerodynamic coupe a closer look; check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

More 2016 Acura NSX Details and Photos

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The NSX had a lot to live up to with all the hype that's developed around the car's return over the last few years, but the finally arrived production model did. It's modern, sleek and aggressive, yet it retains a clear design connection with the original NSX. During the car's reveal, Acura said team members from the original NSX project were part of the group working on the new car.

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The front-end looks good and appropriately exotic. It's covered with cooling inlets and a slim version of Acura's corporate shield grille. The car is designed so air flows through the front inlets and out the hood and fender vents, both of which are new design elements since the last NSX concept. The rear gets a prominent diffuser and quad exhaust outlets. The overall look is more McLaren than Ferrari or Lamborghini.

By Mike Hanley | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Acura NSX: First Look

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Competes with: Audi R8, BMW i8, Nissan GT-R

Looks like: The real, real deal for real this time

Drivetrain: More than 550-hp, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and three electric motors with nine-speed dual-clutch transmission; all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2015

The Acura NSX is a legend in sports car circles, and after using previous North American International Auto Shows to show concept versions of a potential successor, Acura has finally revealed the production model at the 2015 Detroit auto show.

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The brand was tight-lipped on performance details, but it did say the NSX will be powered by an all-new twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and three electric motors when it goes on sale late this year.

By Mike Hanley | January 12, 2015 | Comments (4)

Honda, Acura Announce Auto Show Reveals

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The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is less than a month away, and the planned reveals are starting to trickle out. Acura just announced it will unveil the production version of its NSX super car and Honda will show off a new fuel-cell concept, the FCV.

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Although Acura only released veiled teaser images, the NSX should look somewhat familiar. The concept version debuted in Detroit in 2012 and then showed up again at the 2013 show. Acura says the one at the 2015 show is the real deal. The production version of the mid-engine supercar will use a three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit and go on sale in 2015. It will meet the press on Jan. 12. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld should be happy.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

Acura NSX Concept: Photo Gallery

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If such a thing can be said of a supercar this exotic and technologically advanced — and at least two years away from production — the Acura NSX concept is old hat to us. The NSX we're seeing this week at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is largely the same as the one we saw at the 2012 show: same mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6; same Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system; same pair of torque-boosting electric motors.

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What is new and notable, however, might be referred to as RoboCockpit. Acura says this concept car's cabin focuses on the "synergy between man and machine." This so-called Human Support Cockpit features a streamlined, nearly button-free interface.

As you start the countdown to the day the machines become self-aware, check out the gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | January 16, 2013 | Comments (7)

Acura NSX Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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  • Looks like: Déjà vu. It's the same NSX concept we saw last year
  • Defining characteristics: It has an interior! We finally get a peek inside Acura's new supercar
  • Ridiculous features: It's a hybrid mid-engine exotic car
  • Chances of being mass-produced: No update on this; still at least two years out

Before we get to see the production version of the NSX, Acura has another concept to show off. The styling of the NSX concept that we saw at the 2012 Detroit auto show was pretty outlandish; this year's version is practically the same, except this time we get a peek inside.

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This year's NSX concept uses the same powertrain setup as the previous version: a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Acura's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. It uses a pair of electric motors to generate torque and apply it to the front wheels for better cornering control and improved handling, according to Acura.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 15, 2013 | Comments (5)

Seinfeld Begs, Bribes Way Into Acura NSX

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Automakers are rolling out the big names for their Super Bowl XLVI ads. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is the latest star to endorse a car during a game-time commercial.

Unsurprisingly, the spot is funny, and true to form, it's an uncomfortable funny. Jerry wants the new Acura NSX, but finds out he’s customer No. 2 on the waiting list. In response, he launches a campaign to be the first in line to get Acura's new sports car.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

Acura NSX Concept: Photo Gallery

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The Acura NSX concept shown here will eventually spawn a real-life variant in three years' time, according to the automaker. 

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When it finally goes on sale, expect it to feature the all-wheel-drive hybrid system shown on the concept.

By Colin Bird | January 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

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