Honda confirms a new sports car based on the iconic NSX

Article by Christian A., on September 15, 2011

Honda President and CEO Takanobu Ito has announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show that work has started on a new sportscar that’s based on the legendary Honda NSX. Ito said that this ‘new NSX’ will be totally different from its predecessor. Instead of offering a lot of power, this car will have an impressive power-to-weight-ratio.

Ito said that early in his career, he had helped develop the aluminum body of the NSX. He revealed that Honda’s engineers have started development of this car.

He didn’t say when production of this car will start but he emphasized that it would be different from the original NSX, which weighed 1350kg and had 290bhp. He said that nowadays, a sporty car doesn’t only mean having a high power output.

He explained that the original NSX was about the power as well as its driving performance. He said that Honda is focused on the power-to-weight instead.

He added that the NSX was popular for its aluminum body, so this new sportscar that will be developed won’t be similar to Ferrari just in terms of power.

It will also be highly efficient. Honda had a plan to launch the successor to the original NSX in 2010 but then Honda CEO Takeo Fukui had dropped this project in December 2008 amid the economic crisis and rising environmental concerns.

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