Last year, Honda shelved plans or a new-generation Acura NSX. However, it is now reported that plans for a front-engined replacement for the supercar could be revived courtesy of a change in the rules of Japan’s Super GT racing series.
According to a report by PistonHeads, Super GT regulations banning mid-engined layouts could give the front-engined NSX a second chance, but only for the race car version. Lucky for Honda, development of the V10 powered supercar and its race version were already well underway when plans were shelved. Both projects were scheduled to launch simultaneously in early 2010.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet. Sources say that the GT race version of the car may not spawn a road car. Honda is crossing its fingers that Super GT allows them to run the car without having to produce a road-going version.
– By: Kap Shah