Walking through the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show one couldn't pass the Toyota pavilion without drooling a bit. We were there for the world premier of Acura’s next generation ILX. Nonetheless, this car guy tends to drift toward motorsports; and Toyota had a concept or two on the floor.
I’d been asked by fellow Torque News writer John Goreham for a photo or two of the 2016 Toyota FT-1 concept car; if I came across it on the million square foot floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Well, you couldn’t miss it John. In all its F-I race inspired glory, this future Supra hybrid 2 place visually melts in your mouth like fine imported Belgium Chocolate. It pushes the outer limits of imagination as to the application of drivable car-art.
The 2016 Acura NSX production model will be introduced In Detroit, January,12, 2015; yeh, next week; and, is scheduled for dealership delivery mid to late 2015. As earlier reported by Torque News, the Brit’s have sold-out their made in Ohio NSX allotment as the world lines up to purchase Acura’s next generation gasoline/electric hybrid supercar.
$100,000, 450 to 500 horsepower, tons of torque; Acura will be first to the street in the NSX Vs Supra FT-1 contest.
While our competition is comparing NSX to BMW, Ferrari and Porsche, We’ve defaulted to Honda’s nemesis Toyota. Our reasoning is logical: Both makers will hit the sweet spot as to attainability(price)and reliable racing-street performance. Both vehicles employ hybrid technology to bring exceptional and(hopefully)reliable performance to a Supercar segment that could benefit from a new and exciting entry portal car.
The automotive press is hyping Supra F-1 for late 2015. Our friends at Acura tell us that NSX should be in showrooms before then. Our money’s on Acura.