Acura said goodbye to the NSX last April with the launch of the Type S which is priced at $169,500 and is limited to only 350 cars.
However, just days after its debut, Acura’s Vice President and Brand Officer, Jon Ikeda, hinted that the car would return in the future as an electric car.
When asked about the prospects for ACura’s latest flagship sports car, Jon Ikeda told Nikkei Asia, he’s willing to bet that the NSX will be an electric car.
The Acura vice president went on to admit that he wasn’t the one who could decide the return of the NSX, but that it was the responsibility of Honda’s President and CEO, Toshihiro Mibe.
Interestingly, Nikkei Asia cites several sources as saying, the all-electric NSX is likely to arrive in early 2026 when the parent company will introduce the Honda e:Architecture. However, there has been no official announcement so far.
For now, the two Japanese brands have bigger targets as Honda is preparing the Prologue 2024 and Acura is preparing the ZDX model.
Meanwhile, enthusiasts of gasoline engines can buy a new Civic Type R or wait for the Integra Type S which was seen through a spy shot some time ago.
Of course the Japanese manufacturer’s future target is electrification (either with batteries or hydrogen fuel cells) as Honda has promised to completely stop production of ICE vehicles by 2040.