Honda HSV-10 GT spotted at Suzuka
The Japanese automaker Honda recently announced that their SuperGT NSX succeeding HSV-10 GT will be making its competition debut on March 20 at the beginning of the 2010 season. It is now apparent that Honda isn’t taking any chances in front of their home audience when the green flag drops and in doing so have been spotted at the Suzuka Circuit stretching their legs around the automaker’s own testing facility. It appears that unlike the Lexus LF-A, the Honda Sports Velocity has no plans of becming a production vehicle, instead of homologating the new car, Honda has found a place in the Japanese GT racing series’ rule book stating that possible production vehicles are allowed to compete.
Powered by a low displacement 3.4 Liter V8 with a maximum output of over 500 HP, Honda will campaign four different HSVs at the Suzuka race while the high output engine is mated to a Ricardo sequential manual gearbox, the same unit used by Nissan and Toyota in their SuperGT machines, ensuring that the Honda drivers will be hard pressed to miss a shift. Thanks to the video we can hear that while Toyota engineered their latest super car to sound like a screaming Formula One machine, the pair of Hondas on track could easily be mistaken for some of the automaker’s classic F1 machines.