Honda's Next-Generation NSX Still In Production

Honda’s next generation NSX was suppose to be a thing of the past, as the plans were thought to have been tossed in the bin. It seems that might not be the case, as a recent report suggests that Honda is still developing the NSX.

According to Motor Trend, Honda engineers have resumed work on the sports car, but in keeping with the times, the thought of a classic supercar has been ditched. Honda wants to focus on an environmentally friendly sports car, sort of like the CR-Z.

In order to keep the cost of development down, the NSX might ride on a modified Accord platform. Despite this, don’t think that just because the Accord will be used that the NSX will be soft, or feature a front-engine. Honda engineers have found a way to move the engine from the front to the back of the car, allowing for that quintessential mid-engine setup.

Honda had planned on using a V10 motor in the NSX, but because Honda is attempting to go environmental, that plan was scrapped. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 is now the engine of choice for the new sports car. There might also be a hybrid system used, but total output around 400 horsepower. The car will likely use a four-wheel drive system, similar to the one found on Acura models, the SH-AWD.

The new NSX has yet to get the green light, but the sports coupe might just be here within the decade.

When Honda first brought out the NSX it was a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle and was powered by an all-aluminum V6 gasoline engine featuring Honda's Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control system, or VTEC.

In 2005, the NSX wasn’t selling and officially announced that it would cease manufacturing NSX and transfer its research and development efforts to the search for its successor. The last NSX sale in the US took place in Spokane, Washington in the summer of 2006.

Source - Motor Trend


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