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Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 20:26
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Green SuperCar FaceOff
Our Verdict?

In all honesty, we know so little about either car to really tell which will be more popular with sports car enthusiasts -- and bedroom walls -- across the world.

But we can’t help but think both cars cater to different markets.

The Acura NSX will win fans thanks to its V-6 engine and pedigree, while the Emerg-E will win fans for its low running cost and almost silent acceleration.

At the moment, we honestly can’t decide.








JeffX
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 20:34
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TSX69 wrote:
Green SuperCar FaceOff
Our Verdict?

In all honesty, we know so little about either car to really tell which will be more popular with sports car enthusiasts -- and bedroom walls -- across the world.

But we can’t help but think both cars cater to different markets.

The Acura NSX will win fans thanks to its V-6 engine and pedigree, while the Emerg-E will win fans for its low running cost and almost silent acceleration.

At the moment, we honestly can’t decide.





both are hot as hell. Everybody wins. Only thing I don't care for on the Infiniti is the weird scoop ahead of the wheelwell in the quarter panel - the rest of it is very nice.


FiSH-Chan
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 20:38
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I just noticed that in the Top Gear web site on the Geneva page;

1 mention of the Inifiniti

0 mention of the NSX

(I searched and used the find function on the browser, if there is any mention it is not easy to find).

What the hell


Honda loses again. sigh

Mikeydred
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 21:09
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Jeff wrote:
TSX69 wrote:
Green SuperCar FaceOff
Our Verdict?

In all honesty, we know so little about either car to really tell which will be more popular with sports car enthusiasts -- and bedroom walls -- across the world.


But we can’t help but think both cars cater to different markets.

The Acura NSX will win fans thanks to its V-6 engine and pedigree, while the Emerg-E will win fans for its low running cost and almost silent acceleration.

At the moment, we honestly can’t decide.





both are hot as hell. Everybody wins. Only thing I don't care for on the Infiniti is the weird scoop ahead of the wheelwell in the quarter panel - the rest of it is very nice.




I think the edge goes to NSX as the cleaner design, but yes the emerge has promise, but typical of Infiniti they will find a way to screw up the final product by going overboard.
auto_enthu
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 21:37
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Without a doubt NSX is a clean flawless design.

Infiniti's side profile is not clean and not sure if it is just me but the front looks a bit ugly.

Jesse
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-08-2012 22:51
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NSX vs. Emerg-E

The NSX wins hands-down for me. The Emerg-E doesn't look like an exoticar IMO. I absolutely love flowing/curvy lines but there's too much of it in the Infiniti - it's overstyled. They should've offset the organic look by adding mechanical/industrial lines to it. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-09-2012 01:56
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the Infiniti has a more unique super car specialness while the NSX is more of a typical MR been there done that look... i.e. NSX original in 91 and the Audi R8 copy.

However, I chose the NSX for its JDM sexy clean TIMELESS look.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-09-2012 11:59
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the Infiniti has a more unique super car specialness while the NSX is more of a typical MR been there done that look... i.e. NSX original in 91 and the Audi R8 copy.

However, I chose the NSX for its JDM sexy clean TIMELESS look.



I agree; Acura Electric Six all the way.

The Infiniti looks dated as one stares at it & develops a headache.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-09-2012 19:20
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side note:

Audi Teases the all new R8!!!

Just from the profile you can tell it looks exactly the same. I assume just a headlight LED dramatic change and call it all new.

Think E-tron 2 sharp blades LEDs

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/09/audi-teases-new-r8-while-celebrating-5-years-of-current-car/
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-10-2012 12:24
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NSX for me please. Looks sharper, crisper, tauter. Infiniti is OK, but not as good to me. Prefer the NSX to the R8 too (admittedly the NSX is a concept and the R8 is in production).
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-11-2012 20:58
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age well the emerg-e will not. bit tall for a supercar, no?


i do like infiniti's concept of surfacing, when toned down of course.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-11-2012 21:01
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I've never found the R8 to be particularly appealing, it's general appearance and detailing too TT for my liking, even though I can appreciate it's integrated, cohesive styling.

As for NSX v2, I would think the angularity of its styling elements owe more to Lamborghini than Audi. Not that I'm completely happy with the NSX v2's detail styling, still some work to do there [which I'm happy to read is ongoing as I write]. Am I the only one who thinks the "flying buttress" idea, while a good one, isn't obvious enough as a styling element yet?

Like Nick, I find the Emerg-E's styling "overwrought" even though the rear is a better effort than the NSX v2. Will Nissan ever build it? Can't do worse than Honda, can they :)
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2012 03:20
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revvin wrote:
age well the emerg-e will not. bit tall for a supercar, no?


i do like infiniti's concept of surfacing, when toned down of course.



emerg-e has Lotus platform. its tiny.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2012 14:35
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sadlerau wrote:
I've never found the R8 to be particularly appealing, it's general appearance and detailing too TT for my liking, even though I can appreciate it's integrated, cohesive styling.

As for NSX v2, I would think the angularity of its styling elements owe more to Lamborghini than Audi. Not that I'm completely happy with the NSX v2's detail styling, still some work to do there [which I'm happy to read is ongoing as I write]. Am I the only one who thinks the "flying buttress" idea, while a good one, isn't obvious enough as a styling element yet?

Like Nick, I find the Emerg-E's styling "overwrought" even though the rear is a better effort than the NSX v2. Will Nissan ever build it? Can't do worse than Honda, can they :)



the flying buttress is one of the first things I noticed and loved when I saw the car. It's very difficult to capture the impact of it in photographs. When I was shooting pics of the car, I tried just about every angle in order to try to capture how cool it looked, but none of them came close.

I guess it's similar to the s2000, which looked pretty good in photographs that we saw before it was released, but the first time I laid eyes upon it in person, I couldn't believe all the cool styling details that didn't come across with as much impact on paper ("hammer head shark" front end being one)
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2012 16:29
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The only thing I really dislike about the new NSX is Acura's insistence on slapping that power plenum on it. What Acura is not realizing is that no, they do not need a power plenum, can't they see it's hurting an otherwise gorgeous design? If they do without the power plenum, suddenly all of their cars will look better.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2012 17:32
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auto_enthu wrote:

Without a doubt NSX is a clean flawless design.

Infiniti's side profile is not clean and not sure if it is just me but the front looks a bit ugly.



I concur with this.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-12-2012 19:01
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Jeff wrote:

the flying buttress is one of the first things I noticed and loved when I saw the car. It's very difficult to capture the impact of it in photographs. When I was shooting pics of the car, I tried just about every angle in order to try to capture how cool it looked, but none of them came close.

I guess it's similar to the s2000, which looked pretty good in photographs that we saw before it was released, but the first time I laid eyes upon it in person, I couldn't believe all the cool styling details that didn't come across with as much impact on paper ("hammer head shark" front end being one)



Interesting point Jeff. But knowing how quickly Honda [and especially Honda Australia] works, I might get to see it about 2018! :)
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2012 06:36
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Easily NSX.

There is pointless design in the infiniti that serves no purpose but to add "emotion".

It's all about the doors. The new NSX doors lead right up to the wheel well, a Zonda trait. Compare that to the dated hinge of the emerg-E. The emerg-E is amateur compared to the NSX.

The crease that continues from the door to the outer panel is wonderfully executed. The emerg-E's inlets are overdone and gaudy.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2012 06:37
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Easily NSX.

It's all about the doors. The new NSX doors lead right up to the wheel well, a Zonda trait. Compare that to the dated hinge of the emerg-E. The emerg-E is amateur compared to the NSX.

The crease that continues from the door to the outer panel is wonderfully executed. The emerg-E's inlets are overdone and gaudy.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-13-2012 13:14
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saitamahonda wrote:
There is pointless design in the infiniti that serves no purpose but to add "emotion".


But isn't "emotion" a large part of what cars in this market segment is primarily about? Emotion is part of what separates luxury from mainstream, exclusive from mundane. Emotion is part of what you pay for when you buy Armani instead of Gap, or when you buy an Acura/Infinit instead of Chevy.

Personally I think the Infiniti has a simpler design over the Acura. The NSX has a lot more design details all over the car, making it look busier, while the Emerg-E has much cleaner lines and surfaces (other than the strange scoops on the rear fenders). That said I like both designs and rather than say which is better, I would simply say they're different.
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-20-2012 04:03
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I was just asking the same question the other day.

something about the Emerg-E front doesn't sit well with me.. actually infiniti's decision to make their cars MORE CURVY and fluid has actually been a turn off. Give me my car straight, solid, and no gimmicks.


Anyone else notice that the Lexus new grille and the Infiniti's are becomming more and more similar? the whole hour-glass shape thing
vtec_love
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 03-23-2012 15:14
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What car enthusiast wants silent acceleration? It's nice for a car to idle silently but I wanna hear the engine when I'm accelerating..I don't kno I guess its just me
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Re: Acura NSX vs Infiniti Emerg-E    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-03-2012 12:05
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Just an excerpt from a nytimes article about designers, with a blurb about Ikeda and the NSX concept.

the article:
Designers' Big Dreams Roll Into Manhattan

the quote:
JON IKEDA, ACURA

Jon Ikeda says his fifth-grade teacher once sent a note home to his parents. In it, he recalls, she told them their son would never amount to anything because he didn’t do his homework. He was too busy drawing cars all the time.

Despite the teacher’s prediction, and a later close brush with dental school, Mr. Ikeda has risen over 23 years with Honda and Acura to become the chief designer and senior manager of the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif.

“Drawing cars paid off O.K.,” said Mr. Ikeda, 46.

A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., his most recent homework assignment was the NSX concept car, one of the biggest hits of the Detroit auto show in January.

Honda says a vehicle “closely based” on the NSX will be developed and built in Ohio and will be on sale within three years. The original NSX, considered the first Japanese supercar, was built in Japan from 1990 to 2005.

For the NSX, his assignment was to express this puzzling theme: “performance through engineering efficiency.”

“Well, at first you’re like, wow, performance through efficiency,” he said. “It’s almost like a moon-shot kind of challenge.” But once the theme was set, “it’s for us to figure it out.”

The NSX concept, which combines a gasoline engine with two electric motors, resulted from a collaboration of designers from two studios in Japan and two in the United States. All that work was channeled through Mr. Ikeda and a counterpart in Japan.

Mr. Ikeda described his role as a “filter,” making sure the design was consistent with the look of other Acuras. “We filtered through all kinds of sketches — lots and lots and lots of sketches.”

He said he was looking for something visually exciting that felt light and sleek, “like it could really cut through the wind and the air.” Given the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the design, he seems to have succeeded.

 
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