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Spotted in Japan: Honda NSX by Liberty Walk almost looks like it belongs on the track

The Acura NSX, even though it has been produced in the United States, is rightfully claimed as one of its own by the legions of fans in Japan, where it is known as a Honda. For this particular example we are going to talk about, the owner definitely took it even further.

When looking at the images, it seems like the said car has been shot at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji fish market, or some other similar market there. But it isn’t the place that matters, but the subject. As you can see here, this hybrid supercar looks like it is part of the country’s Super GT championship. But Honda is known for having several NSX-GTs in the series’ top GT500 class.

Though this Acura NSX looks a lot like a track focused car, it actually is a road going car. The supercar was modified by Liberty Walk and has been given a full body kit, making it look wider with a meaner demeanor. It had also been given enough aerodynamic enhancements that it will remind you of an air force fighter - blacked out like the one in the photo.

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2017 Honda NSX by Liberty Walk looks crazy hot

We have seen photos of the Liberty Walk Honda NSX before, but none of us really appreciated it because these photos did not do the supercar justice. This time, new photos of the same modified model have been released and the new images perfectly highlight the new styling modifications.

This NSX is far from a standard model. It was tuned by Liberty Walk with the help of Forgiato Wheels.

As you can see in the images, the NSX now has a towering rear wing that suits the car really well. And at the same time, it transforms the car’s overall look. The Japanese tuner also equipped the NSX with a fitted air suspension kit to lower the ride, courtesy of AirRex.

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Interior images of Honda ‘Baby NSX’ are seen in patent filing

Two years ago, there was a patent filed by Honda Motors under the name “baby NSX”. It then had a angular sports car design that is clearly mid-engine, and had a soft top. Looking at the image from two years ago, you would actually think it could be a Lamborghini, except it is not.

On June 26, the European Union Intellectual Property Office published some images that are very similar to the one from two years ago, but these are much better as it appears to have lost its roof and windshield so we could see what’s inside of it. And based on the images, the driver-focused cabin looks very similar to the NSX. Though we think that it might have the name “ZSX” instead because exactly a year before this had been published, the Japanese automaker registered that name with EUIPO. This strengthens the possibility that the 2015 and the 2017 models may be related.

The images suggest that both models are similar not only from the shape of the lights and the grille, but also the front fender vent and the lines that run from it. Some of these elements may even remind you of the Japanese version S660 kei roadster, while the large angular intakes are like that of the Acura NSX. There is also a noticeable pushbutton transmission setup in the center console, that is like the Acura.

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2015 Honda NSX will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine

Honda Motor Co. has unveiled a mock-up of the powertrain for its next NSX during a media event at its global r&d center in Japan. Using the mock-up as a basis, the powertrain for the redesigned all-wheel-drive NSX features a V-6 engine with twin turbos as part of what the carmaker dubbed as Sport Hybrid-All Wheel Drive system.

The SH-AWD system employs a three-motor hybrid system to redirect power, while a vehicle is making a turn, from the inner wheel to the outer wheel to enhance handling and performance.  Each of the front wheels has one electric motor. The third electric motor is integrated into the engine as a motor-generator.

Honda officials said that the new V-6 would not necessarily be larger than the 3.5-liter V-6 fitted on the Acura RLX. The new V-6 will be paired with a dual-clutch transmission, although it has yet to be determined how many gears it would have.

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Acura NSX prototype completed a lap at the 2.4-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, just before the start of the Honda Indy 200. The completed lap underscores the progress being made towards the 2015 launch of the Honda NSX prototype, the carmaker’s next-generation, mid-engine supercar. Honda is aiming to develop a vehicle that boasts of supercar capabilities while featuring advanced environmental performance.

Honda/Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine that is paired to Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system. Honda’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is a three-motor high-performance hybrid system that merges torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency by employing three electric motors.

One of the motors is integrated with the V6 engine and its all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT) driving the rear wheels, while the remaining two powers the front wheels.

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Honda will build the all-new NSX supercar at its new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, United States. The Performance Manufacturing Centre is a $70-million advanced production site that covers 184,000 square feet and will be contained inside Honda’s former North American Logistics plant. The site will be Honda’s third auto plant in Ohio and will be located proximately to Honda R&D Americas’s Ohio Centre that is engineering the supercar for production.

It is also adjacent to Honda of America Manufacturing’s Marysville Auto Plant. It is likewise close to Honda Engineering North America, which is responsible for development of new production technologies. The Performance Manufacturing Centre will have around a hundred-strong highly skilled associates who will be sourced from within Honda’s existing operations in Ohio. Honda will also assemble the NSX’s powertrain in Ohio at its engine plant in Anna.

The all-new NSX will carry a Honda badge in Europe and Acura in the US. It is being developed by a global R&D team that is led by designers and engineers at Honda R&D Americas in Los Angeles, California, and Raymond, Ohio. Honda R&D Americas chief engineer Ted Klaus will be leading the global team for the new NSX while Honda of America associate chief engineer Clement D’ Souza will be leading the team that will bring NSX to volume production in 2015.

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Honda (UK) has launched a pre-order bank for the new Honda NSX to keep up with the exceptional demand for the supercar. By making a deposit of £5,000, interested buyers could become one of the first persons in the United Kingdom to drive a brand new NSX when it is rolled out in the country in 2015. Honda unveiled a dynamically-styled NSX Concept at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012, providing a glimpse of how the carmaker’s next performance vehicle would look like.

NSX Concept features a low and wide stance and comes with a dynamic proportions underscored by simple yet modern surfacing as well as edgy details that exudes attitude of a true supercar. The NSX Concept features an interior that comes with excellent outstanding visibility and a strong driving position.

The vehicle boasts of the “Simple Sports Interface” that reduces interior clutter, thereby allowing a driver to enjoy the driving experience. Just like the original NSX, the new supercar is developed by designers to deliver synergy between man and machine.

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Honda came to the idea of making a smaller version of the NSX with four-wheel drive from its work on the successor to the NSX, which will be an all-wheel drive hybrid vehicle powered by a V10 engine. Honda clarifies that this won’t be the replacement for the Honda S2000 and that it will only be a smaller version of the NSX.

It will likely be powered by a turbocharged direct-injection engine, probably a K24 series engine. There’s speculation that it will be equipped with the K24Z3 with a displacement of 2,354cc, 201hp @ 7000rpm and 233Nm (172lb/ft) @ 4300rpm. Honda of America's R&D center in Ohio is developing the two cars.

This is why the Acura name is used by the concepts. Some of the top test drivers and engineers at Honda’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, were assigned to the North American R&D center for a five-year period.

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The Honda NSX supercar will be making its comeback as a 400bhp four-wheel-drive hybrid. The new NSX, which is being groomed as a rival to the Audi R8, will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show this January. This supercar is heavily based on the concept car that was spied on the set of the new Avengers movie.

The spy images show a coupe but it’s believed that the final production version will also be available as a roadster.

When displayed, the concept will have an Acura badge. However, it will be a Honda when it touches down in the UK where it keeps its NSX name.

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Honda is developing a new concept that suggests a top-of-the-line sports coupe. It’s believed that this Super Sports concept will arrive after the Small Sports EV Concept that is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to Yoshikazu Kigoshi, general manager for Honda research and design centre, the Super Sports concept is described as a “halo model” that will succeed the NSX.

The Super Sports concept will be introduced next January in Detroit. It will probably be equipped with a 300bhp-plus, all-wheel drive, petrol-electric hybrid system named ‘Super-Handling AWD’ (SH-AWD).

This car is powered by a new 3.5-litre V6 petrol motor that will propel the front wheels and an electric motor that will power the rear wheel. This car benefits from a torque-distribution system on the electric rear axle and boosts handling safety and response.

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Honda is currently developing a Super Sports Concept that is likely to be a top-of-the-line sports coupe. This will arrive after the Small Sports EV Concept shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. This Super Sports design is expected to be displayed this January at the Detroit Auto Show. This will be a halo model that implies that it will be the spiritual successor to the NSX.

The fact that there are two concepts goes with what Honda chiefs have said would be a range of sports models.

Manabu Nishimae, the President of Honda Motor Europe, said that the company is developing these products for those customers who want Honda sports cars.

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If yesterday it was just a rumor, today it became official: the new Honda NSX project received green light! According to Autocar, who spoke with Honda's R&D chief Mibe Toshihiro, the work is underway and the car could be on sale as early as next year. Although there are no details regarding the new car, Mibe Toshihiro told our sources that Honda was ready to start work on the next generation of its electric and hybrid vehicles and suggested that the new car will be evaluated as part of that project.

The old NSX weighed 1350kg and had 290bhp, but its successor is expected to be very different comparing it with the iconic model because it has to take on cars such as the Nissan GT-R.

A concept version of the car might arrive at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, while a production version of the car could debut early in 2012. Still, timescales for the project are said to be flexible as Japan has to recover from the earthquake in March.

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At the set of the new Avengers movie in Central Park, New York, was where a new Acura-badged Audi R8-sized supercar was spotted. These spy shots prove to fans everywhere that the Honda NSX supercar is back. This Acura supercar actually previews a successor to the Honda NSX. Robert Downey Jr. was seen behind the wheel of the sports car.

Recently, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito gave hints about the arrival of the NSX. He said that the company’s plans to build an exotic sports car are proceeding. Ito said about six months ago that Honda wants to relaunch a high-performance sports car such as the NSX.

A Honda insider said that the Dual Note 4WD hybrid concept (shown in the photo gallery) from the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show was where the company unveiled the technology that will underpin the NSX, says AutoExpress. A 3.5-litre V6 was used to drive the rear wheels and in-wheel electric motors to turn the fronts, delivering more than 400bhp. Honda is still hard at work at perfecting the technology a decade later.

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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.

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The general belief is that the supercar segment has become stronger after suffering the effects of the worldwide economic crisis but for proof, it’s best to take a closer look at the specific affected vehicles. For example, the Honda NSX is rumored to soon hit the streets. A report from Japanese Nostalgic Car revealed that Honda's president Takashi Ito confirmed that work on the supercar is being restarted.

But before the fans celebrate, Honda’s track record doesn’t exactly make it trustworthy.

It can be recalled that a few years ago, Honda presented the HSV-010 project, with hopes of creating a NSX successor. Honda had already even shown a racing incarnation of the vehicle, which was meant for the Japanese Super GT Series. But the project was shelved.

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A source said that Honda didn’t let go of its plans to build a successor to the NSX and that the project wasn’t completely shelved. This source said that instead, the NSX is in a different form and that its flagship two-door has been given a more market-friendly and eco-friendly sports-car approach.

It can be recalled that the V-10-powered post-NSX concept had come during the economic crisis and reportedly had to be cancelled.

The source said that the technology that will be used will be completely different than Toyota's THS-II hybrid system and that it will enable Honda's new sports coupe to be driven with “either a clutch and an engine only, the engine and motor only, or the motor only.”

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The latest NSX was canceled by Honda as part of a drastic restructuring of its auto-manufacturing enterprise. The supercar that comes with a V10-engine, which was a direct rival to Ferrari and Porsche, would have been the most potent factory car that the firm has ever manufactured.

In his year-end speech, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui announced the move, saying that all development of the vehicle would be called off.

The firm has also pulled out of its intention to inaugurate the Acura brand to Japan in 2010.

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Contrary to rumors, the NSX project has not been put on hold. In fact, Honda is moving forward with creating it albeit with a slight change to go for a more environmentally friendly approach.

'Super Hybrid Sports' is what Honda is calling its new project, which according to sources, will be directly competing with Toyota's FT-HS hybrid sports car.

The NSX was last seen at Nurburging last year where it impressed with its lap times. Previously indicated to power the NSX was the 600PS 5.5L V10; however, currently slated to be installed is a new powerplant seen to be the next generation 'valveless throttle' 3.5L V6 coupled with a hybrid system (from the next-gen Legend/Acura RL).

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This is the first image of Honda's NSX racer that has been released. While it is true that Honda's flagship sports car is being seriously considered for production, it's possible that it is preparing a race version codenamed HSV-010.

This vehicle is slated to participate in next year's Japan Super GT Series. Also, it is possible that it will have the same front engine, rear drive layout as the road version, but it will most likely not use 4WD.

According to a Honda insider, when the announced that it was canceling the NSX project in late 2008, an R&D team was actually testing the car at Suzuka Circuit.

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