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Honda May Show NSX Successor Concept In Detroit

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On: Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 4:36PM | By: Chris Weiss


Honda May Show NSX Successor Concept In Detroit

Honda is all about the future this week. The automaker has a futuristic-concept duo on display at the Tokyo Motor Show and reportedly has one more up its sleeve. No insignificant design study, the fourth concept is rumored to be a preview of the long-awaited Acura NSX successor.

An NSX successor has been in the works for years. The original version, which was to utilize a V-10 engine, was scrapped back in 2008. Then, rumors slowly grew around a newer, greener version, and eventually Honda chief Takanobu Ito was so excited he couldn't hold back anymore.

Ito told Autocar in September: "It is my wish that Honda engineers have the experience of developing a sportscar like the NSX in future. Within Honda, our engineers are already looking at developing such a car."

A report last month put the NSX revival as early as the Tokyo Motor Show, but the latest Autocar intel says that it won't happen until the Detroit Auto Show in January. That's less than two months away for those of you who are too excited to calculate it out.

The Super Sports Concept, as it's being called, will likely share some of the styling with the Small Sports EV Concept being shown in Tokyo. Obviously, it will be bigger and more aggressive if it expects to fill the NSX's big shoes.

No news on how Honda will power the car, but given Honda's surge of green concepts along with the fact that a hybrid powertrain has been rumored, and we'd expect to see something with a battery larger than your average 12-volt. Past rumors have suggested a ~3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with two lithium-ion-powered electric motors. Ito has also said Honda will focus on cutting weight and boosting power-weight ratio.




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Stephy21 | 10:17AM (Mon, Dec 5, 2011)

This car sounds pretty cool cant wait to see it.



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