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