The replacement for the Honda NSX supercar is due for 2015.
The Honda NSX will be returning in 2015 as a V6 petrol-electric hybrid four wheel drive supercar.
Honda has working prototypes already of the new NSX model, which are badged with Honda’s upmarket United States Acura branding.
Ted Klaus, who is the chief engineer of Honda R & D, when talking about the new supercar said, with leadership from the manufacturing and R & D teams here in Ohio, the company is developing a next generation sports car that will be as equally at home on the street as on the race track, so it is natural to demonstrate the prototype vehicle in Ohio.
He went on to say that it is exciting for the company to see the prototype running on the track, reflecting the huge progress that has been made towards the 2015 global launch of the NSX model, as we engineers a new experience for customers globally.
The NSX model will be powered by a direct injection V6 mid mounted petrol engine that has been possibly copied from the 90 degree V6 it is building for it’s return to Formul 1, also in 2015. It is also likely to carry the EarthDreams badging.
The front axle of the model features two electric motors which can be used for vectoring torque to sharpen handling and to form part of Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system that is fitted to the new car as standard.
The rear axle of the Honda is driven by the V6 petrol engine, this is boosted by a third electric motor
The rear axle is driven by the V6 petrol engine, though this is boosted by a third electric motor which is built into it’s duel clutch gearbox, which has been newly developed.
The NSX concept was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012 and is likely to be debuting as a production model at the same event in 2015, before arriving in the United Kingdom in the Summer of that year.
Prices for the Honda are likely to be just over £100,000, which puts the car in between the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8.