Earlier this fall, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito shared with auto enthusiasts that an updated successor to the superfast NSX of the '90s is on its way. The original NSX, produced by Honda and sold in the United States as the Acura NSX, was a lightweight sportscar that boasted incredible speeds despite its power output of under 300 horses.
According to reports, the new NSX will remain true to the purpose of the original. How so? Well, Ito says, "The original NSX was about high power but also good driving performance, and today power-to-weight is what we have to focus on."1
It seems Honda is still keeping much of the pertinent information under lock and key, waiting until the Detroit Auto Show early next year. However, after the debut of a small electric sports car (aka EV-ster) concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's likely that the latest iteration of the NSX will use an all-electric or a hybrid drivetrain. Regardless, it's certain to satisfy the eco-minded and speed-hungry driver in all of us.
Honda Design Manager, Yoshikazu Kigoshi told UK TV Series TopGear, "We need a halo car...and this is a decision that's come from Ito-san down. A new S2000 is a difficult car for us to do because of its front engine, rear-drive platform. But we are definitely looking at the EV-ster and a new NSX."2
Kigoshi went on to confirm that the new NSX will feature the new SH-AWD torque vectoring system, which utilizes independent electric motors on the vehicle's rear wheels. This set-up will optimize cornering, making for an even better sport experience.
Apple Honda is pretty excited to see this cool new NSX unveiled in January, and we promise to bring you continued updates on this latest development from Honda. In the meantime, stop by and see the fun and fuel-efficient new Honda models currently available. Located at 1375 Route 58 Riverhead, NY 11901, we're always happy to show you all of the latest innovations from Honda.
Source: 1 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/09/new-nsx-confirmed-by-honda-ceo.html