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It’s Official: Honda IS Working On The Next NSX

Posted in Acura, auto industry, Honda, News by Kurt Ernst | February 9th, 2011 | 4 Responses |
Honda HSV-010

Honda's HSV-010GT. Image: Morio

Honda was well into the development process of an NSX successor when the global economy went south, forcing Honda to shelve the project. The car ultimately became Honda’s HSV-010GT race car, campaigned in the Japanese Super GT Series. That posed a problem, as Super GT cars were supposed to be based on production cars, and the HSV-010GT wasn’t. While not technically illegal, the absence of a road-going version of the HSV-010GT violated the spirit of competition, something Honda president Takanobu Ito hopes to put right. Last Friday, Ito confirmed that Honda has restarted development of a high end sports car based on the HSV-010GT race car.

No details on the vehicle or its development timeline were given, and rumors about the car abound. Some say it will utilize a hybrid drivetrain, while others allege it will be built on a reversed Honda Accord platform to preserve the mid-engine, rear drive layout. The fact is that Honda is keeping development a closely guarded secret, at least for now. There was more good news from Ito last Friday, as well: he indicated that Honda would like to offer both high-end and low-end sports cars to their customers. A successor for the NSX is now confirmed, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that Honda is working on a replacement for the S2000 at the same time.

Source: Carscoop

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4 Responses

  1. James says:

    can’t wait for the new nsx and the ft-86

  2. Jen says:

    I have long nursed a soft-spot for the NSX, knowing full-well its $90k+ price tag was forever out of reach, so this is nice to hear. However…”he indicated that Honda would like to offer both high-end and low-end sports cars to their customers” HAHAHAHA really Honda?? Really?! After you killed off the S2000, Prelude, and RSX (I know, not technically a sports car but go with it…).I will believe it when I see it (and pray their design team will have found a direction other than “bore” by then)

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  4. eddie_b18c5 says:

    honda builds wonderful cars and great engines,oh let me look into my crystal ball,yes they will do it over and over again forever.