Report: Acura sports car in The Avengers is a teaser to next-generation NSX
The Honda/Acura NSX is one supercar that we’re kind of sick of writing about – and no it’s not because we have a distaste for the car – we just have a distaste of rumors about a successor for the car being on and off.
New reports suggest that the new Acura sports cars concept seen recently on the set of The Avengers in Central Park, New York, with actor Robert Downey Jr at the wheel, is a teaser to the next-generation NSX.
Apparently, a source inside Honda has told AutoExpress that the dual note 4WD hybrid concept from the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show was our look at the technology that will underpin the NSX. That concept was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 and an in-wheel electric motor that pushed over 400-hp.
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Insiders say that Honda is working on a new 3.5 liter to 3.7 liter VTEC V6 with a twin electric motor set-up that will get its juice from lithium-ion batteries. It will have a plug-in recharge system for a small electric-only driving range.
If all this is to be believed, the next Honda / Acura NSX will debut sometime in 2014.
– By: Omar Rana