Acura shows off a Precision EV concept inspired by Italian power boats

The Honda division has pulled back the curtain on a sleek Precision EV concept at Monterey Car Week. Acura took inspiration from Italian power boats for the design, which shows “a future vision of electrified vehicles with distinctly manual and fully automated driving experiences”.

The Prologue, which will be Honda’s first electric SUV, is and will use this design language. The concept features a fully illuminated front end and 23-inch wheels, as well as an exterior design intended to convey Acura’s emphasis on performance. The brand says she has “a wide, athletic stance, a punchy silhouette and sharp character lines, all dressed in striking Double Apex Blue with a matte finish.”

When it came to the interior, Acura took its cue from the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. The concept has a yoke-style steering wheel, a low driving position, and what Acura describes as “high-performance driver sight lines.”

The brand plans to offer two driving modes. The Instinctive Drive option is designed to emphasize performance driving, with race-style digital instrumentation and red ambient and tube lighting. When Spiritual Lounge mode is activated for autonomous use, the SUV retracts the steering wheel, switches to soothing lighting with an animated underwater projection, and pumps in soothing scents for a more relaxed experience.

Sustainability is also taken into account. Acura used marbled, recycled plastic trim and leather made from 100 percent biomass. All aluminum, along with the green cast acrylic used for the steering wheel’s secondary controls, is made from recycled materials. The concept also has a wide and curved transparent display with haptic feedback.

Interior of the Acura Precision EV Concept with Spiritual Lounge mode activated


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