Honda has unveiled an exceptional video that pays tribute to the legendary NSX supercar. Turn up your volume, sit back, and enjoy! The next six minutes will represent pure art.
The NSX was launched in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show as a mid-engine sports car prototype. In 1990 the car went on sale on the US market, and only one year after that it won the Car of the Year award (in 1991).
The model launched in 1990 was powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine with an output of 270 hp and a top speed of 168 mph. Honda discontinued production of the NSX in 2005. However there are rumors saying that Honda is already preparing a successor for the supercar and that it will be revealed in 2011 and will be powered by a V8 engine.
To be or not to be? This is the question when it comes to the future Honda NSX sports car and latest reports suggest that it will "be". The German magazine, AutoBild, reports that the NSX will be revealed in 2011 and will be a road-going version of the HSV-010 GT.
The production version will be a front-engine V8 model, but with a displacement of 3.4 liters instead of the 5.0 used in the racing version. However, output will be kept at more than 500 hp.
The car is expected to make its official debut in 2011.
The last time we heard anything about the next generation of Honda’s New Sportscar eXperimental, it was that the upcoming Japanese super car was put on indefinite hold just like the Aston Lagonda. Well there is some good news, it appears that the car is back on the track, except this time it won’t be known as an NSX, instead Honda will be calling it the Super Hybrid Sports.
The 21st century super car will be powered by the next generation of Honda’s “valve less throttle” version of the 3.5 Liter V6 coupled with a hybrid synergy drive system from the next generation Acura Legend and RL. The gas/electric power plant will produce a maximum output of around 450 HP PS which would put it in line with the Toyota FT-HS.
The upcoming NSX successor will also feature a super handling all wheel drive system bolted to the future super car’s all aluminum platform and feature a rear transaxle that combines the gearbox and final drive in one package just like the other super vehicle from the land of the rising sun, the R35 Nissan GT-R. With the return of a high performance machine from Honda as well as the upcoming Lexus LF-A and Godzilla from Nissan, all that is left is for Mazda to hurry up with the new RX-7 and the Japanese super cars that did battle back in the early 1990s will be back in full swing.
We all know that due to the global economy many automakers have canceled or at least put on hold many of their high performance intentions. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream a little. This video comes courtesy of the folks at Edmund’s Inside Line showing a their next generation V10 powered Honda NSX prototype running around the Green Hell. Hopefully when all this recession mumbo jumbo is over car makers can get back to work on those vehicles that make us flock to their showrooms.
Think you were crushed by the cancelation of the 2010 Acura NSX, imagine how Honda supertuner Mugen must feel. But unlike the rest of us who are pouting about how we’ll have to settle for the Nissan GT-R, Mugen looking to the past to show that the old dog still has a few tricks left.
At the Tokyo Auto Salon is the Honda (Acura) NSX Mugen RR, a concept car inspired by the old NSX. All we know is that this is a very cool body kit with a red interior and red brake calipers.
Mugen is being very tight lipped about the performance specifications. We can’t even confirm that there is an engine in this car. So, if the NSX Mugen RR can run under its own power, we doubt its anything more than the 3.2-liter V6 making 290 hp.
RIP NSX. Honda announced today that the NSX program is dead. Honda CEO Takeo Fukui announced the move in a speech that all development of the car would be canceled. It seems that the company has changed its previous statement. Back in October he told Autocar that, "the new supercar is necessary for Honda". Honda will now focus its efforts on (gasp) hybrid cars.
This is a bad time for car enthusiasts, but we kinda knew this was coming. Halo cars are fun, but in times of deep economic troubles, retrenchment strategies are aplenty and come quick. The first to go are the low-volume fun cars. The NSX was not the first to be chopped, and it won’t be the last (now taking odds on the Lexus LFA.)
If there is any hope to come from this news is that we all know how efficient Honda is. We’ve seen the development cars for the NSX, which means that Honda has a large engineering and financial investment in the V10 sports car. So we can all hope (fingers crossed) that when the world economy recovers, Honda will be quick to use a lot of the technology developed in this NSX program to quickly bring a supercar to the market.
Honda announced that the long-waited NSX replacement won’t be launched this year at Tokyo Motor Show. Honda give no info about when the car will be launched, but for sure won’t happen before 2010.
We all know that Japan always made memorable sports car. The first two examples are the Datsun 240Z and Toyota Celica GT4; but in 1990, they launched on the market another model that later become a success in all over the world, the NSX. The NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental) was meant to be a competitor for the supercars elite, Ferrari (348), Porsche and Chevrolet Corvette. The NSX was launched in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show as mid-engine sports car prototype. In 1990 the car went on sale on the US market, and only one year after that it won the Car of the Year award (in 1991). Honda starts working on this model in 1984 when the company asked Pininfarina to design the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina eXperimental). The model launched in 1990 was powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine with an output of 270 hp and a top speed of 168 mph. Honda discontinued production of the NSX in 2005, but the company is already working on a successor. A new sports car for a new era, which is to incorporate Honda’s most advanced technology (set to be launched in 2009).