So we finally got to see the production version of the Acura NSX super car at the Detroit Motor Show, and now the wait begins for its market launch, which isn’t due for at least another year. In the mean time we can keep busy by speculating on what other variants of the car may look like. Let’s begin with the open-top version, the Acura NSX Targa.
Rendered by X-Tomi who yesterday made a Spyder out of the new Ford GT, this Acura NSX Targa you see here takes the simplest route to making an open-top from a coupe, which is lobbing the roof off in one blow. It has turned out quite decent, but if Acura is ever going to make a NSX Convertible, they will undoubtedly put more effort into it, redesigning the pillars, rolls bars, maybe even the windscreen.
It is not likely that an open-top NSX would get a folding hardtop. A lightweight soft-top makes more sense. What X-Tomi is proposing is of course an Acura NSX Targa which should have either a removable or a sliding hardtop.
Turning a coupe into a convertible will invariably affect the handling of the car as all the structural work needed for this task will increase the weight of the vehicle. Fortunately, the NSX has a good supply of horsepower produced by an ingenious V6-hybrid power plant.
Rendering by X-Tomi Design