And finally the NSX is ready
And finally the NSX is ready . After years of hinting that the Honda NSX will be making a comeback, it looks like Honda is ready to bring in the new Honda NSX.
After years of hinting that the Honda NSX will be making a comeback, it looks like Honda is ready to bring in the new Honda NSX. The Honda NSX was at the Detroit Motor Show this year and according to Honda, the Honda NSX model will challenge what people believe is a supercar and it did with its hybrid powertrain.
Those familiar with the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid will recognise elements of its make-up in the NSX. Up front are two electric motors with a combined output of 72bhp. These provide all-wheel-drive tractability, EV-mode stealth and torque vectoring capability through their overdriven planetary gearsets.
In the back, wedged between the 500bhp twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 and its nine-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, is a third, 50bhp motor that helps the engine to deliver low-speed torque while it waits for the boost to build to its 1.05bar peak. Combined real-world power output is 573bhp – enough to be considered worthy of the supercar badge.
Honda is also calling the new Honda NSX the world first all-aluminum supercar that uses a space-frame design made with aluminum. To keep it light, the floor will be made out of carbon fiber.
Despite its powerful engine, Honda added that they plan to market the Honda NSX as an aggressive daily driver and that they will be working to make it more daily use friendly. It is estimated that deliveries for the Honda NSX will start in the Spring next year.
“With the new NSX, all the tools are there for a historic supercar, save for the drama that we expect from such vehicles. Future versions, including a rumoured roadster and Type R, will change that, hopefully. Meanwhile, Honda, welcome back to the fight,” reports Autocar UK.