Honda CEO: I would like to make a sports car… but it would be environmentally friendly

Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

Honda Motor Co., new CEO Takanobu Ito said that he would consider launching an environmentally friendly sports car when it has enough cash available, reports Automotive News.

“I would like to make a sports car,” Ito told reporters on the sidelines of the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. “Once we have that technology and once we have cash on hand, I would like to see Honda have a sports car that symbolizes our technology.”

Don’t expect anything like the Lexus LFA supercar to come from Honda, Ito said. “It would be environmentally friendly and have great performance,” he said.

The 2011 Lexus LFA is powered by a 552-hp 4.8L V10 engine and will see a limited production run of just 500 units at a price of $375,000 a piece.

Hit hard be the economic downturn, Honda ditched plans to build a successor to the legendary NSX supercar last year.

– By: Kap Shah