Acura NSX Concept Making Virtual Debut

While the all-new NSX is not expected to go on sale until at least 2015, you can now take it for an unrestricted joyride — albeit in a virtual world. The Acura NSX Supercar Concept made its debut in the Gran Turismo 6 video game, which was released worldwide exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on Dec. 6.

“Whether in the virtual world of Gran Turismo today, or on real-world roads and racing circuits less than two years from now, the Acura NSX will be an incredibly innovative and thrilling ride that delivers something entirely new to the world of super sports cars,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations at American Honda, in an official statement. “The wait is over for NSX fans eager to get behind the wheel of the next Acura supercar, and they can rest assured the actual production car will be even more amazing than the in-game concept version.”

The Gran Turismo franchise is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2013, making its international debut in 1998 for the original PlayStation. In fact, the multi-award-winning franchise has been the most successful Playstaion franchise ever, selling over 70 million copies, and has been regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulators ever created due to true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. The most recent iteration of the franchise, Gran Turismo 5, was released in 2010.

[Source: Acura]