Acura Automobiles: NSX Cutaway Sketch by Legendary Artist Shin Yoshikawa Reveals Hidden Details of Precision Crafted Performance

  • Unique, hand-drawn pencil sketch exposes inner workings of the NSX’s Sport Hybrid    SH-AWD® power unit
  • 2019 NSX available for order with performance upgrades and new Thermal Orange paint

Acura today released a hand-drawn cutaway sketch of the NSX supercar by legendary automotive illustrator Shin Yoshikawa. Celebrated around the world for his artwork, Yoshikawa has been called one of the greatest living automotive artists and has a special kinship with Acura, dating back to the first generation NSX.

In his NSX sketch, Yoshikawa reflects the technology and beautiful design of the second-generation supercar. Yoshikawa’s artistry carefully examines the NSX, deciding what elements to show, and to hide, the result of painstaking research, the culmination of months of work, and most surprisingly, drawn largely from notes and memory.

 “The NSX’s innovative power unit was extremely challenging to draw, making the second-generation NSX the most difficult vehicle I have sketched,” said Shin Yoshikawa. “Everything comes down to the details. If you don’t understand the technology that goes into building vehicles, you won’t be able to build them, and you certainly can’t draw them.”

The NSX is the perfect subject for Yoshikawa’s unique art. The only supercar made in America and the only one utilizing electric motors to enhance all aspects of dynamic performance, the Acura NSX seamlessly combines our exclusive three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

The 2019 Acura NSX made its global debut at Monterey Car Week and is distinguished by a new body-color front grille garnish and high gloss treatment for the front and rear fascia mesh. An expanded color palette includes a vibrant Thermal Orange Pearl paint, an Indigo blue leather interior option and two new brake caliper colorways. A host of chassis enhancements include stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tire and software tuning designed to elevate the 2019 NSX’s performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit. The 2019 NSX is available for ordering now at

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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