While Honda doesn’t seem to be a fan of V8s, a V10 is a whole different story. According to the company’s Executive Vice President Koichi Kondo, the V10 powered NSX is on the way and Honda will do all it can to make it the best sports car in its category.
“This sort of discussion was made between the American Honda people and r&d people, and some people were questioning whether it’s really necessary to have a V-10,” Kondo said in an interview with Automotive News. “But sports is a special category. We said if we’re going to do it, we’re going to go to the extreme.”
Kondo said that Honda is expecting to sell 1,000 units of the NSX in the U.S. annually. The NSX is rumored to carry a price tag of $160,000 when it debuts as a 2011 model year.
Kondo says that while the price tag may be well above the NSX’s $70,000 Nissan GT-R rival, it will also have better performance.
2010 Acura NSX Prototype at Nurburgring :
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