Acura adds honorary Indy Yellow Pearl paint to NSX supercar
Acura is adding a new yellow throwback color to the 2020 NSX’s palette as an homage to the popular Spa Yellow that graced about a fifth of 1997-2003 NSX supercars to roll off the production line. The honorary color is called Indy Yellow Pearl, and it will join Berlina Black as one of two available NSX Heritage colors.
How does a color named after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway pay respect to a color named after a race track in Belgium? Well, Acura marketed the original color as “Indy Yellow” in some markets, including the United States. The new Indy Yellow Pearl color make its debut at Concours on the Avenue show in Carmel, California, part of Monterey Car Week, on a new 2020 NSX parked next to a NSX GT3 Evo race car, whose exposed carbon fiber bodywork is accented with blue and yellow—presumably the same shade as will be available on the production cars.
The $159,300 NSX (including destination charges) is hand-assembled at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. Three electric motors and a twin-turbo, gasoline fired 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission provide the power for the NSX’s SH-AWD system.
The new NSX is still a much different car than its predecessor, but this little nod to the car’s history and heritage will likely go a long way with Honda and Acura die-hards. It certainly looks sharp.