Acura: New Acura NSX will be less ambitious than its predecessor

The last time we heard anything about the Acura NSX – it pretty much made us very depressed. Rumor has it that the car will now become a “Super Hybrid Sports” model that would be powered by a 450-hp 3.5L V6 engine mated to a hybrid system. Every dream of seeing a 600-hp 5.5L V10 NSX to compete with the Nissan GT-R and the upcoming Lexus LF-A has shattered into a million pieces.

In that sense, when Honda announced last year that is shelving the NSX for good – they weren’t kidding.

According Acura’s senior manager of product development John Watts,┬áthe next NSX will be scaled down. The original NSX was “too high a halo,” Watts told CARandDRIVER. “For it to be fully effective, it couldn’t be too far removed” from Acura’s other products.

So expect the “next NSX” to have a fairly affordable price-tag and to share a platform from a current product in Acura’s lineup.

2010 Acura NSX Prototype at Nurburgring :

– By: Kap Shah

Source: CARandDRIVER