Honda revealed two concepts at 2007 NAIAS, one is a general idea of what
the next gen NSX will look like, the other is the next gen Accord Coupe.
Keep in mind, these are not production versions, the production version of
the Accord Coupe will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this fall, i
believe, not sure about the NSX though.
First up, is the "Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept"
Picture 1 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/07-advanced-s ports-car-concept.jpg)
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Photos courtesy of autoblog.com
For those who don't know much about it, this car will be powered by a V10 powerplant putting out at least 500 ponies, and will feature a rear wheel biased SH-AWD.
I personally think that this car looks awesome, it is more subtle and sleek then Lexus's LF-A, but it does so in a good way. Whereas the Lexus is elegant and smooth, this car seems like its about to pounce, it features powerful muscular lines. You can't lose when you are planning to pick a flasgship from the next gen japanese exotics, the LF-A is great, the NSX just as good if not better, the GT-R although loses out in looks but makes up in price. Here's a pic of the LF-A for reference, this is the latest incarnation.
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Photo courtesy of Autoblog.com
And here is the Honda Accord Coupe Concept:
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Images courtesy of Leftlanenews.com
I personally think this will be the new benchmark. The new Altima Coupe does not even come close in style. The newly released Camry doesn't hold a candle. From Honda tradition, we can predict that the sedan will share a similiar front end, but the rear end will probaly be different; that is assuming that Honda carries out the same method that they used with the current gen accord.
With these two new products coming in the next two years or so, we can predict Honda Sales to increase.
Heres some more pictures of the Acura Advanced Concept and the Honda Accord
Picture 9 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/acura-advance d-sports-car---10.jpg)
Picture 10 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/acura-advance d-sports-car---04.jpg)
Picture 11 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/acura-advance d-sports-car---02.jpg)
Picture 12 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/honda-accord- coupe---03.jpg)
Picture 13 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/honda-accord- coupe---06.jpg)
Picture 14 (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/honda-accord- coupe---12.jpg)
Above images courtesy of autoblog.com
I'm going over the weekend, can't wait lol.
The first "Advanced Sports Car Concept" picture doesn't work, but they do in your second post. (I think you need to be a member of Temple Of V-Tec).
The LF-A kinda looks like what I imagine the next gen Supra to look like. Nice.
The Accord looks fantastic, but I doubt it will hit production like that
The Advanced Concept rear resembles a Solstice's IMO. It looks awesome though...
Those are my opinions there lol.
That's one sleek car.
Anyone else seeing a huge resemblance to the new Altima Coupe on there?
I like honda and I like the new accord coupe, but I really prefer the altima coupe more. Also with 270hp, I think honda will have its work cut out for it.
It's not just about straight line performance, nothing is known about the
accord coupe yet, but if it sports SH-AWD, i expect the Altima coupe to
have its work cut out it on the curves. I personally think the Accord
Coupe concept is a lot more stylish and aggressive then the Altima Coupe.
The Altima looks bland and blends in, feels like a family car, no
excitement. Especially when you compare the front ends. The Altima looks
like a beige cubicle, while the Accord looks like a corner office with a
view of the race track.
And the similiar shape, of course they are going to have similiar shapes, i mean they are direct competitors.
If the accord has awd it wins hands down.
I personally find the altima to be sexier. Looks like a more curvy and less boxy version of a G35 coupe.
Their shape isn't just similar...it's like IDENTICAL!
But I am not claiming that honda copied nissan, because I know the altima concept just came out recently, so obviously this was in the works for a while.
work for honda or just obsessed?