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For new NSX, Acura's designing woman
For new NSX, Acura's designing woman

Michelle Christensen wanted to get into the automotive design program at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. So admissions officers asked her for a portfolio of car sketches. She had none. Christensen had designed prom dresses in high school. She didn't even know car design was a career until her second year of community college in Cupertino, Calif. Apparently she's a quick study. Now 34, Christensen has designed the new Acura NSX, a Ferrari-fighting supercar making its world debut Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. "It looks fast even when it is parked," said Acura General Manager Mike Accavitti. "It is the ultimate...

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