Acura RSX successor in the works, along with new Honda coupe

Acura RSX

Earlier this month, Honda’s CEO Takanobu Ito shocked enthusiasts everywhere when he confirmed that the company is working on a new sports car that will be the “spiritual successor” to the discontinued Acura NSX. Instead of a 600-hp 5.5L V10 engine, as the successor of the NSX was supposed to have during early stages of development a couple years ago, the new model is said to be powered by a 3.5L V6 gasoline-electric hybrid system.

Sources now suggest that Honda is also working on a successor to the Acura RSX. Insiders say that the next Acura RSX will feature the same 2.4L 4-cylinder engine from the new 2012 Honda Civic Si. The engine is good for making 201-hp at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm.

Later down the line, the Honda brand itself is also considering a ‘more reasonably priced’ C-segment sports coupe. Honda dealers have been requesting a new coupe that will fit below the Accord Coupe but will use the car’s hardware. The model can be seen as a competitor to the upcoming Toyota FT-86 or Scion FR-S coupe.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Motor Trend