Honda North America Inc. has released an image of a prototype NSX supercar that will take to the racetrack at the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, United States. The NSX prototype, complete with custom [Acura] graphics, will lap the road course in advance of the race on August 4, 2013.
Global development of the NSX, due to be launched in 2015, is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. Additionally, it was announced in May that the next-generation NSX supercar will be produced at the newly established Performance Manufacturing Centre in nearby Marysville.
The prototype model maintains the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept that debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, while packaging the production vehicle’s mid-mounted V6 engine mated to Honda’s innovative new three-motor SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.