NSX Prototype set for debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Official release from Honda UK Newsroom:

19 March 2014

– Innovative hybrid all-wheel drive supercar to enter production in 2015
– Festival of Speed will showcase NSX’s advanced technologies, performance and handling

The ground-breaking NSX supercar, powered by an innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, and set for launch in 2015, will take centre stage at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27-29 June) when it takes on the world’s most famous hillclimb in front of a capacity crowd. The Festival will provide visitors with a rare opportunity to see and hear the all-new version of a supercar whose forebears gained iconic status around the world.

The NSX has a long-standing relationship with the Festival of Speed. In 1993, at the time of the first Festival, a fleet of 10 NSX were showcased at Goodwood. Launched in 1990, the original NSX was already known as a ground-breaking exotic car, delivering super performance and handling, without compromise in usability and ergonomics. Driven by UK journalists, the 10 NSX made a thrilling impression on visitors to the first Festival of Speed. More than two decades have passed and the new NSX is making its return to Goodwood. It will again open the door for a new era of the Super Sports model and Honda sees the Festival as the perfect event to demonstrate its flagship supercar for the first time in Europe.

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Gallery: NSX at Suzuka Circuit Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day

NSX CONCEPT-GT

This past weekend Suzuka Circuit’s Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day brought an epic collection of cars to the event, and NSX fans would not be denied. Honda of course brought its newest racing machine the NSX CONCEPT-GT, and put it alongside two iconic NSXs: the Team Kunimitsu NSX – winner of the 1995 Le Mans GT2 class, and the Castrol MUGEN NSX – winner of the 2000 JGTC GT500 class. The trio of NSXs lapping the circuit created some pretty good photo ops seen in the gallery above.

Also included are photos of the NSX CONCEPT-GT with its Super GT Japanese rivals, Lexus’ RC F and Nissan’s GT-R.

[Source: Suzuka Circuit via Facebook]

Snapshot: Honda NSX-GT Testing in Okayama

Honda NSX-GT

Honda NSX-GT

Preparing for the upcoming Super GT season, the latest iteration of the NSX-GT was spotted at Okayama International Circuit. The pair of NSX-GTs look even meaner than its concept form, with new aggressive aerodynamics and a sinister black paint job.

UPDATE: The source of the photos have been found, see the full post and gallery at as-web.jp – AUTOSPORT web.

[Source: AUTOSPORT web]

Honda Unveils the NSX CONCEPT-GT

NSX CONCEPT-GT

Official release from Honda:

Honda Unveils the NSX CONCEPT-GT, Designated for Entry in the GT500 Class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series

TOKYO, Japan, August 16, 2013 – Honda has unveiled the NSX CONCEPT-GT, a racing machine designated for entry in the GT500 class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series* Round 5 “2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT” at Suzuka Circuit.

The NSX CONCEPT-GT is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports model that made its world debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

This vehicle complies with the 2014 regulations on GT500 vehicles prescribed by the Japan Automobile Federation. Along with a mid-mounted 2.0 L inline direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo engine, the vehicle is equipped with a racing hybrid system.

Prior to today’s debut of the NSX CONCEPT-GT, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. showcased the running of a prototype NSX at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, the final day of “the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio”, which serves as Round 14 of the IndyCar Series.

* Under the supervision and operation of GTA Co., Ltd.

[Source: Honda]