Defunct Acura NSX Successor Reborn As Honda HSV-10 GT Race Car

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With both Nissan and Lexus successfully developing advanced sports cars capable of competing with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini over the past couple of years, we’re still surprised to see that Honda has no intentions of competing in this segment.

The automaker did come close to completing such a model but during the development phase management decided to pull the plug on the project, citing financial constraints as the main reason.

Work on the car wasn’t completely wasted, however, as the chassis is now being used by Honda’s motorsport division. Developed in parallel with the outgoing NSX race car in Japan’s SuperGT touring car series, the new Honda race car has been approved for competition use next year--apparently the SuperGT regulations have a loophole allowing an automaker to campaign a car in the series that's "production feasible" but not in production--and we now have all the official details.

Renamed the HSV-10 GT (Honda Sports Velocity), Honda's new race car is packing a 3.4-liter V-8 engine developing more than 500 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent rearward via a Ricardo sequential manual gearbox that will also be adopted by Nissan’s and Toyota’s race cars in the series and the whole thing weighs in at just 2,400 pounds.

The 2010 SuperGT series will kick off on March 20 next year.

 
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Comments (10)
  1. sigh
    i understand the reason behind this but why can they not take a risk like they did w/ the 1st NSX?

  2. Yes. There is a market for Honda build NSX type daily driver coupe & roadster for under $150,000,similar to Audi R8.

  3. [sarcasm]Why are they branding it as a Holden?[/sarcasm]

  4. And that V8 engine won't be used for the next gen Acura RL because......

  5. first thought this was a TVR...

  6. "Honda's new race car is packing a 3.4-liter V-8 engine development more than 500 horsepower. Power is sent rearward via a Ricardo sequential manual gearbox....." I'm still trying to figure why this formula is not headed for the next gen RL

  7. Could it also be that besides the GFC, Honda is still on a nervous-fit about previous NSX very poor sales record that they decided not to build it for production hence a name change so as not to identify with that car?.. hhmmm...
    Now with more picture out it's more looking like a TVR Sagaris in the front with a Ferrari 575M/599 GTB side view and a Toyota FT-86 rear end.

  8. everyone ..... check out the testing vdo at youtube ........ it make really awesome noise .... well music to my ears

  9. wow - just bring it already honda/acura

  10. Hi,
    they decided not to build it for production hence a name change so as not to identify with that car?.

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