Acura NSX Drifts Into 2021 With Heritage-Inspired Long Beach Blue Pearl Paint Job

If you’re feeling blue, you’re not the only one as Acura has announced the 2021 NSX will be offered in Long Beach Blue Pearl.

The latest in a series of heritage paint colors, Long Beach Blue Pearl is a reformulated version of one of the rarest colors offered on the first-generation NSX.

It’s named after the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and pays tribute to the original Long Beach Blue which was applied to just 88 NSXs built between 2002 and 2005. Long Beach Blue Pearl will be a $1,000 option on the 2021 NSX and it will likely be rare just like the original as sales have slowed to a trickle.

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Besides announcing the new paint color, Acura confirmed the 2021 NSX will have a base price of $157,500 – excluding a $1,995 destination and handling fee. That’s the same as last year’s model and it isn’t too surprising as everything remains unchanged besides the color palette.

Like its predecessor, the 2021 NSX has a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. The model also has a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission, three electric motors and a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

This setup gives the NSX a combined output of 573 hp (427 kW / 580 PS) and 476 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque. It enables the 3,878 lbs (1,759 kg) supercar to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in approximately 2.9 seconds, before hitting an estimated top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h).

The 2021 Acura NSX is currently available to order and deliveries are slated to begin early next year.

Updated: November 11, 2020 — 10:03 pm

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