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 Date: February 14, 2011 09:14
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Upon my arrival in Chicago last week, my primary mission (apart from checking out the refreshed 2012 TL) was to try to find out as much as I could about Honda President Takanobu Ito's reported confirmation that development of an "NSX successor" had been restarted. After speaking with Honda spokesman Jun Odajima (Manager, Public Relations/Corporate Affairs), there are some points to clarify. It was explained to me that there was apparently some misunderstanding concerning what Ito said, and according to Odajima, these key points are true:

  • There was no official announcement by Honda that the development of the high performance super sportscar had resumed, but when questioned by the media, Takanobu Ito indicated that development of a high performance super sportscar model had in fact resumed. Odajima has confirmed that this is correct.
  • We were told by Odajima that this new vehicle will not be based upon the existing HSV-010 race car, as has been reported. The HSV-010 is based upon the road car that WAS going to be the NSX Successor, so it seems that the reports of "restarting the abandoned project" are inaccurate.
  • The existing HSV-010 will continue to campaign in SuperGT. Honda hopes to develop a new SuperGT car based upon the new super sportscar, but there is no formal plan or timetable in place for if or when that will happen. Odajima's statement: "Although Mr. Ito is hoping that we would be able race the car in the future, we are not sure of how and when that would happen."
  • Contrary to the many references in the media as the "Next NSX", the official stance in the USA is that the new super sportscar should not be considered as a successor to the NSX.


Many in the media have already labeled this vehicle as the "next NSX", but since this news broke a few weeks ago, American Honda spokesmen have repeatedly told me that it should not be considered the "NSX successor". Odajima will only confirm that the car will be a "super sportscar" but he told us "I can't share anything else about the positioning at this moment."




Last edited by JeffX on February 15, 2011 09:28

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