That's why we're bringing to your attention a rendering of the 2016 Acura NSX as a Targa, created by X-Tomi Design. It's all too easy to compare this to a Porsche 911 Targa. But the truth is Acura offerd such a setup two decades ago.
In 1995, when the first-gen NSX was around, they introduced the NSX-T with a removable targa top. It went on to replace the standard coupe in some markets and proved quite popular. Unfortunately, the removal of the roof resulted in decreased rigidity of the chassis and added about 100 pounds (45 kg) of structural reinforcements.
Moving from the mid 90s to the not-so-distant past, we would remind everybody of the NSX Convertible used by Tony Stark in The Avengers. It was only a movie concept, but based on looks alone, it makes a bit more sense than a targa because it matches the design of the Audi R8 Spyder.
A targa design where you have to remove the panels yourself could be deemed impractical and cumbersome by modern Acura buyers. Meanwhile, a complex folding roof mechanism like the one used by the new Porsche 911 Targa could be too heavy or beyond the Japanese company's technological capabilities.
Acura should be in no rush to launch a successor to the NSX-T. Their $150,000 supercar is the most technologically complex car in the segment, as it features a twin-turbo mid-mounted V6, a double-clutch gearbox and no less than three electric motors. Oh, and did we mention Jerry Seinfeld has already ordered one?