7/1/08

New NSX at the Ring?


In 1990 Honda’s first mid-engined, v6 powered NSX sports cars rolled off the assembly line and took the exotic super-car world by storm. The racing technology, light weight, build quality and reliability sent Ferrari scrambling for improvement.

Production of the NSX ceased in 2005, but Honda promised a replacement in the coming years.

Last year at the Detroit Auto Show, Acura premiered the Advanced Sports Car Concept (pictured above). Would this be a preview of the next generation NSX..?

It looks as though this question will soon be answered. A camouflaged prototype caught by spy photographers running laps at the Nurburgring bears many similarities to the Acura show car.

What we know at this time is that the NSX will have a V10 engine producing in the neighborhood of 550 horsepower. Also expect a version of Honda’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System to send power to all four corners. Insiders say that Honda is targeting the Nissan GT-R’s performance numbers at the Ring.

We expect a 2009 debut as a 2010 model. Can Honda recapture the magic of the first NSX? We can’t wait to press the start button and find out..!

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