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Acura NSX gets orange paint, drivetrain tweaks for 2019

You'll never lose your NSX in a parking lot again.

Acura traveled to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to present the updated 2019 NSX.

As is often the case, the most significant tweaks are invisible to the naked eye. While there are no major mechanical modifications to report, engineers modified the hybrid powertrain's software tuning to make the NSX more responsive regardless of whether it's on a track or on a public road. Suspension changes (like larger stabilizer bars) and grippier Continental tires help the NSX post quicker lap times. Acura notes the updates make the NSX a full two seconds faster around the Suzuka Grand Prix track in Japan.

Moving on to changes we can see, the color palette grows with the addition of Thermal Orange Pearl (pictured), a $700 option that pays homage to Acura's race cars. Buyers who select the carbon ceramic brakes can order orange calipers to match the paint. Alternatively, those who stick with the standard iron brakes can pay extra for red calipers. Inside, an Indigo Blue theme joins the list of options.

The list of standard features also grows with four-way power-adjustable sport seats, navigation, an upgraded sound system, parking sensors on both ends, and aluminum pedals.

The 2019 Acura NSX is on-sale now. Pricing starts at $157,500, a sum which represents a $1,500 increase over the 2018 model. That's the price Acura previously charged for the power-adjustable sport seats. Deliveries will begin in October.

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