Honda is set to introduce a brand new sports car, and boy does it look pretty. The NSX supercar is not set to meet US showroom floors until sometime in 2017. It has all the trappings of greatness, found in its innate style, seductive curves, modern look, well-equipped interior and powerful engine.
According to Honda, the car took over three years to design, a top to bottom overhaul from the original NSX (the two do not even look alike). Aside from a compelling list of interior amenities, such as touchscreen console with smartphone integration, GPS, collision mitigation system and parking assistance, or the sport contrast stitched leather interior, there's much more to like.
Under the hood will be a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that works in tandem with three electric motors. Honda says this helps the NSX deliver over 550bhp with instant torque. What's even better is that you can choose to use either gasoline or electric mode, and you'll get just as much horsepower with a several hundred mile range.
Giving you full control is nine-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). This assures that your shifting is instant and smooth with an immediate throttle response. Basically, shifting does not get any better than this.
With a low center of gravity, the middle of the car carries even weight distribution. Made from weight-reduced materials and an independent aluminum suspension, seamless handling is assured.
According to Honda, this car will be out in 2017 and carry a sticker price of around $150,000 USD.
For a hybrid, with a total system output of 500bhp at 7500rpm, and with torque rated at 406lb ft., it's one of the fastest cars in its class. With "enhancing acceleration and braking performance," according to Honda, this "zero-delay launch and braking performance," delivers an unrivaled handling experience.
As Honda puts it, "The technology gives us a chance to create a car that is focused on being agile, precise and linear in its responses like never before. We are looking to do more than chase numbers on paper - as with the original NSX we wont have the most powerful car in the category, for instance, but we believe the human element is more important than that. Whatever we do, the driver must be at the centre of the experience, not the car."