[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
Honda Urban EV Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda Reports August 2017 Auto Sales
More.......................
Some Civic Type Rs are overheating on track
More.......................
Spied on the STREET! Next Gen RDX
More.......................
Acura Reveals Striking New Design for 2018 Acura RLX; Debut Set for Monterey Automotive Week
More.......................
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura falls to below average in CR quality survey
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Do you wrench on your own car?
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: CTR 2nd Gear Issue?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda PU
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Kia Stinger - RWD
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: 10AT for TLX
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2019 Audi A7
Join Discussion......
IMA/Hybrids --> Re: what current models can be electrified?
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Station offline due to compressor issues
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Steering wheel audio control went kaput this morning
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Free rental car... Huh? WTF?
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: C&D Test - Honda Accord 2.0T Touring 10AT
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: You guys wanna hear a Joke?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2018 CR-V
Join Discussion......
Holiday Auto claims "scoop" on the return of the NSX, as a Hybrid MR
 Date: November 30, 2010 19:00
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Motor Trend, Holiday Auto (scans via danielgr)
 Credibility Rating: 1


Many of you have probably already seen these renderings, as Motor Trend floated them out last week along with some info. According to the Motor Trend report (which simply cites "one source"), the NSX project was never completely cancelled. The V10 plans were shelved, and have been replaced by a new hybrid design, possibly using a 2.4L 4-cyl or 3.5L V6 as the prime motivator. Motor Trend says that their "spies" have uncovered a Japanese Honda patent that details a hybrid V6 powertrain good for more than 400hp. To save costs, this vehicle is said to be based upon a modified Accord architecture - modified in the sense that it has been reconfigured into an MR setup. Motor Trend also claims that the setup will feature SH-AWD: "Honda will apply NSX concept technology by fitting the rear-drive-based SH-AWD setup that enabled the test mule to lap the Nürburgring in 7 minutes, 37 seconds two years ago." Motor Trend suggests that this neo-NSX could see the streets here badged as an Acura "as early as 2014".

While these renderings are interesting to look at and these ideas provide something for enthusiasts to ponder, this is the first that we have heard of any sort of resurrection of the NSX. Furthermore, since taking office at the helm of Honda Motor Corporation, Takanobu Ito has frequently shot down any notion that a Honda 'supercar' would even be considered for the foreseeable future. 'danielgr' (who graciously supplied the scans seen here) currently lives in Japan and is of the opinion that there is essentially nothing at all to these NSX rumors.

Before we go, one other interesting thing we noticed on the scan of the magazine cover is a small Acura-badged coupe. Daniel says that it appears that Holiday Auto simply repurposed some of Brenda Priddy's spyshots of the 2012 Civic Si, saying Honda could be bringing back the Integra. Daniel feels that again there is absolutely nothing of substance to be taken from these assertions, however.


Last edited by JeffX on November 30, 2010 19:20

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Not the NSX
AutoIntelligence 16
  If it was to happen, this is the way
Colin 22
  It is a nice looking car!
NM 0
  Not the first time
danielgr 12
  Small Acura Coupe in that photo - looks like spy pics of Civic
80honda 2
  Selling magazines, that's all.
tifoso1 0
  the big glaring hole in the story from what I've been told.
circuitsports 0
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy