Honda wants to show just how capable the new NSX is.
The Japanese car maker has produced a video in which an NSX Concept-GT race car is hooked up to a bunch of tea kettles, creating what is surely the greatest Rube Goldberg device ever.
Who said supercars don't have any practical uses?
While we haven't had a chance to sample any tea produced by the NSX, we can say that it's a car we're very excited about.
The NSX (sold as an Acura in the United States) was one of the greatest supercars of modern times, combining performance and practicality.
Acura calls the NSX's hybrid drivetrain Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, or Sport Hybrid SH-AWD for short.
The systems is just as complex as its name. A gasoline V-6 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission team with an electric motor to power the rear wheels, while two more electric motors power the front wheels.
The NSX will have all-electric, gasoline, and hybrid modes, the latter with the aforementioned all-wheel drive. It will also have a bilateral torque control system for improved handling.
The NSX Concept-GT racing version that appears in the video has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection and turbocharging, combined with a race-tuned hybrid system that may or may not be related to the NSX road car's.
The car was designed for the GT500 class of Japan's Super GT series, and will debut in Round 5 of the 2014 season at Suzuka.
The production NSX is expected sometime in 2015. Start picking out your favorite tea now.