Honda Dreaming Up New Plans For Hyrbid NSX: Report

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The Honda (or Acura) NSX, once hailed as the $40,000 Ferrari of its day, lived a long, if largely changeless life. When it was finally axed in 2005, many were sad to learn of it, but few had their buying plans squished. Now, the NSX may yet return (again), though it will be a very different car from what we once knew.

It will be a different car from what was once planned, as well: the massive, front-mounted V-10 engine won't play a role, replaced instead by a smaller engine--likely a V-6--and a hybrid drive system.

Perhaps most tellingly--and most worryingly--the car is to be positioned as a "high performance counterpart" to the rather disappointing CR-Z hybrid. If that means it will aspire to high performance and fall short, as the CR-Z aspires to sportiness and falls short, we're none too excited to learn of the next NSX.

On the other hand, Toyota has reinvigorated our belief in its ability to someday build a car that will interest enthusiasts with its myriad of long-running FT-86/FT-86 II/FR-S concepts, and so, too, might Honda be able to raise a hybrid phoenix from the ashes of the NSX.

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Comments (4)
  1. We have heard about this project going on then off, then come to life again, yet we have yet to even see a prototype or design sketch, so put that one in the rumormill till something more substantial shows up.

  2. I dont ever remember an NSX being $40K.. I remember brand new $90+ K

  3. The "$40,000 Ferrari" phrase was hyperbole; even at $65,000, the car was a bargain when it was introduced in 1992, at about half the price of cars of similar performance, much like the Nissan GT-R of today.

  4. I heard about this alrready while back. They cancel the project of acura nsx. And now it's coming back to design and sketch the car.

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