In our February issue, we noted that a concept car slated to appear in the upcoming “Avengers” movie may have hints to a possible new NSX. Well, things have gotten a bit more “official” in a statement made by Acura prior to the Detroit Auto Show. “Acura has a steady cadence of exciting new models coming to market, and it will all begin in Detroit,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales and service. “From the all-new Acura ILX at the gateway of the lineup to the pinnacle of performance with the NSX Concept, Acura vehicles are being created for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, with beautiful styling and the right balance of technology, performance and environmental responsibility.” Powertrain possibilities still lean toward a hybrid configuration, as we mentioned in February, with a mid-mounted V6 powering the rear wheels and an electric assist motivating the front wheels. However, this announcement moves the idea of a new NSX from the backrooms and hallways to official remarks made in public, and as far as we can tell, this is the first time ‘NSX’ has been used to describe any concept car. While many concepts have been linked to a possible NSX—the HSC and ASCC concepts, for instance—there has not been a “NSX Concept” since the late ’80s prior to the original’s arrival.