The Honda NSX has been Japan’s foil for German and Italian supercars for 13 years and company president Takeo Fukui is keen to push the car’s next incarnation into production.
The Honda NSX has been Japan’s foil for German and Italian supercars for 13 years and the company’s president Takeo Fukui is keen to push the car’s next incarnation into production.
CARtoday.com recently reported that the 3,2-litre V6-engined Honda HSC concept caused a big stir at the Tokyo Motor Show. Fukui said the HSC was “a realistic proposal" and said the production NSX would not change much from the show car, which was shorter, wider and lower than the current NSX.
The HSC’s body was constructed using aluminium and carbonfibre, resulting in a lighter car that should sprint to 100 km/h in around 4,5 seconds and top 285 km/h.
"I want to bring it out soon," Fukui was quoted as saying. "Everybody is waiting for it. It won't be in a year, though”.
The NSX, which has a small but passionate following among performance enthusiasts, has not been fully remodelled since it debuted in 1990. Worldwide sales of the NSX last year totalled only 364 after peaking at more than 4 500 in 1991.
"This is not a volume car, so it has be aimed at the global market," Fukui said.