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30 years of the Acura NSX in photos

The concept Acura NS-X was introduced 30 years ago at the Chicago Auto Show, so let's take a look back at three decades of the game-changing sports car.

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30 years ago at the Chicago Auto Show, Acura debuted its NS-X concept car, which faithfully previewed its eventual NSX production car for 1991.

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Note the Pontiac Fiero-looking rear fascia of this early design sketch. Thank goodness that didn't make production.

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The production-looking prototype was handsome, especially from this angle.

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See? You can barely tell the difference between prototype and production. The production car is the longer one.

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The 1991 Acura NSX came with a 3.0-liter V6 good for 270 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.

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The comfy interior boasted a Bose sound system with a tape player and a CD changer. 

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The 2019 Acura NSX features a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a nine-speaker ELS Studio premium audio system.

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Both generations of the NSX are attractive, but the original has a magnetism that seems to be missing with the current car.

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The 2019 NSX makes up for that with much more grunt: 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque, specifically, which is doled out though a nine-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

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Click or scroll further for more images taking you down memory lane with the Acura NSX.

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