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Heritage-inspired Long Beach Blue Pearl paint option comes to 2021 Acura NSX

A new, old Long Beach Blue Pearl paint job is available on the 2021 Acura NSX.

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For the last 11 years, the Long Beach Grand Prix has been part of the IndyCar circuit. The event has its roots in CART/Champ Car racing with its earliest years in the mid- to late-1990s focused on that level of racing. Since 2019, the event has been called the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach after the automaker came on board as the presenting sponsor of the event.

The 2021 Acura NSX will carry with it a part of the Long Beach Grand Prix history with its newly available paint color - Long Beach Blue. The color has its roots in the first-generation Acura NSX palette and continues the company's legacy of naming NSX paint colors after famous race tracks and corners.

2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl

2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl

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During a four-year run (2002-2005) of the first-gen NSX, just 88 cars were painted with the color making it one of the rarest colors originally applied ever on an NSX. Long Beach Blue replaced Monaco Blue Pearl in the Acura paint lineup. Monaco Blue Pearl was only available in 2000 and 2001.

The Acura NSX is handcrafted at the automaker's Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. It's powered by a hybrid 3.5-liter V6 engine that's paired with a nine-speed dual clutch transmission. Semi-Aniline Leather with Alcantara, four-way power-adjustable sport seats are standard on the model, as are aluminum pedals, an ELS Studio Premium Audio System, and navigation.

The 2021 NSX is now available to order. It has a starting MSRP of $157,000 excluding any delivery fees or taxes. The destination charged is $1,995. Opting for the Long Beach Blue Pearl paint color adds $1,000 to the price. There are a number of other extras available including interwoven wheels, Pirelli tires, and carbon ceramic calipers.

Acura recently made other news in the world of motorsports when it announced that the company's partnership with Team Penske in the DPi class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship would be ending after the current season.

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The 2023 Acura Integra is a very good thing
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After years of rumors and speculation, we finally got confirmation that the Acura Integra is returning. The iconic Japanese sports car left the market in the early 2000s, and has been notably absent since. Now, though, Acura is bringing it back. Today, the automaker announced that production had begun. The new Integra will be the first to be built in the U.S., and production will take place at Acura's Marysville Auto Plant. Interestingly, Acura's five other models are built in the Ohio facility.

2023 Acura Integra2023 Acura Integra reservations begin soonautomotivemap.com

The Integra will start arriving on dealers' lots in early June, and will carry a starting price of $30,800 before destination. The car is the only liftback in its segment, and gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual is available, but buyers can opt for a continuously variable transmission.

2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

Acura says the Integra rolls down the same production line as the TLX sedan. The car required a rethink of Acura's production processes, and COVID-19 threw a wrench in development efforts. Acura notes its team worked rmotely and traveled to Japan to collaborate with home-office engineers. The Integra will also usher in a new training process for Acura, where associates learn the vehicle, the production process, and tooling before ever seeing the actual car.

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Reservation books open on March 10.

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Enthusiasts loudly bemoan the demise of small, cheap cars with manual transmissions, but some automakers haven’t given up the fight. Honda has continued the tradition with the Civic Si and Civic Type R, and now it’s Acura’s turn. After months of teases and speculation, reservations for the new 2023 Integra open on March 10.

2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

Acura says it will elaborate on the Integra’s specs and features soon, but we have a good idea of what we’ll see when it does. The car will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making north of 200 horsepower and will come with a six-speed manual transmission. Rev-matching and other trick performance features from the Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si will make their way into the new Integra, and the five-door car will likely ride on 19-inch wheels as the prototype does.

All automakers are struggling to keep pace with demand, as a global chip shortage and other supply chain disruptions continue. Acura says production of the new Integra will be limited, but does not share exact quantities. Other brands, such as Ford, have expanded production numbers of new and popular vehicles in response to swelling demand, but there’s no word yet on how restrictive or flexible Acura’s plans are.

2023 Acura IntegraThe Integra has a long motorsport and tuning history. Acura

Reservations open on March 10 for the 2023 Acura Integra. If you’re interested in getting on the list, head to acura.com/integra to enter your contact information. You’ll be notified when reservation books open.

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