The latest concept from Honda for the long-time-coming replacement to the ground breaking original NSX is finally here… again! Honda had previously released a concept car a few years ago (which was cancelled at the end of 2008), but times change and so do developments and engineering methods. The most interesting news with this new concept, from our point of view, is that the car is purported to be a hybrid (petrol/electric).
Honda’s designers have done a sterling job in keeping the clean lines of the original NSX, yet penning their current design ethos into the styling of the front and rear of the car in particular.
Here’s a quick summary of the car from Honda’s main website;
- Lightweight materials and mid-mounted, powerful V-6 engine
- Innovative Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive™ system for outstanding handling
- Expected to go on sale in the next three years, will be developed by Honda R&D Americas and manufactured in Ohio, USA
The new NSX Concept offers a glimpse at one potential direction for the next-generation NSX’s interior design. The interior package boasts outstanding visibility, a strong driving position, and an intuitive “Simple Sports Interface” that minimises interior clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the driving experience. Consistent with the spirit of the original NSX, Honda’s designers have strived to deliver synergy between man and machine.
With the aim of delivering a new sports car experience that combines supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, the NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.
As previously announced, the new NSX is being developed by a global R&D team led by designers and engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California, and Raymond, Ohio. The new NSX will also be manufactured at a new production facility in central Ohio.