A Look at the New Acura NSX…in 2012

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Honda-tech.com Acura NSX Jerry Seinfeld Ad Throwback Thursday 2012

Let’s take a look back at the 2017 Acura NSX, as it looked in 2012.

Jerry Seinfeld, in his television life and real life, has been and still is a car guy. That hasn’t changed.

He favored Saabs in his hit eponymous ’90s sitcom. He’s a well-known Porsche nut with a popular web show called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Back in 2012, at least for the sake of a Super Bowl commercial, he was interested in becoming the owner of the first second-generation Acura NSX. If you haven’t seen the spot, it’s worth a watch if only for its silliness and the zany lengths the comic goes to to get that elusive first key fob.

The then-concept version of the NSX is shown at the beginning and end of the spot. Although Seinfeld’s enthusiasm for automobiles hasn’t changed over the years, the NSX 2.0 certainly has. Four years ago, it had a completely different front fascia with a larger chrome insert in the grille area, headlights with fewer LEDs, and a different profile, among other characteristics. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Now we have a car that’s inspired some of you to say things such as:

“I think this is one of the best car designs I have ever seen. I can’t even describe how much I love it.”


“Magnesium fuel door hinge lol. Talk about maximizing weight savings to the nth degree. Beautiful car though.”

What do the rest of you all think? Did the NSX get better looking between 2012 and now or did it get hit with an ugly stick?

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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