Here is some nice enthusiast news to kick-off your day. Honda’s CEO Takanobu Ito has officially confirmed that the company is working on a new sports car that will be the “spiritual successor” to the discontinued Acura NSX.
Recent reports suggest that the successor to the NSX will not get a 600-hp 5.5L V10, but a “valveless throttle” 3.5L V6 mated to a hybrid system producing somewhere around 450-hp. While Ito didn’t confirm specifics, he did say that the next NSX will be exhilarating to drive but also environmentally friendly: “That’s the kind of sports car we want to make.”
A Honda spokesman said that the next-generation NSX will us an electric drivetrain to give the gasoline engine a boost and will be positioned a high-performance counterpart to the two-seat Honda CR-Z Hybrid.
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“We are working very hard on it,” Ito said.
Ito did not confirm when we’ll be able to see the next NSX. His predecessor Takeo Fukui killed plans for an NSX replacement as one of several cost-saving cutbacks.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News