The fifth and final day of NSXPO 2014 brought the crew to the Honda R&D Ohio Center where some group shots took place in the parking lot. Inside they were treated with an up-close look at the blue NSX Prototype that debuted last year at the Honda Indy 200. Photos of the NSX Prototype were apparently prohibited, but photographer Tony DeJoie was allowed to take the one group shot seen above.
NSX owners then assembled on the banked oval of the Transportation Research Center track for an epic photo shoot. According to Tony there were a total of 71 NSXs on the track, minus one lonely NSX which stayed in the parking lot short on gas.
[Source: Tony DeJoie]
Photos from the first three days of NSXPO 2014. Track days were held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was followed by NSX NITE hosted in the town of Marysville, Ohio. The event wraps up with a social dinner Saturday evening.
A big thanks to NSX owner Brylek for sharing these amazing shots.
UK website What Car? is reporting the next generation NSX is still on track for a 2015 launch, at least for North America. What Car? states the NSX will initially go on sale in North America next year in 2015, while Europe will see a delayed launch in early 2016.
What Car? also mentions the production NSX will be revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in November, but this could be a reference to a Honda badged NSX for the Japanese and European markets. There have been rumors that we could see a production Acura NSX as early as January 2014 for a debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Read the full article at whatcar.com – New Honda NSX on sale in 2016.
[Source: What Car?]
“In today’s recall hit world, talking about a sportscar than can play well into the six-figure odometer zone without any major technical issues sounds like a sci-fi story. Well, things like this do actually happen, it’s just that we have to look into the past, not the future.”- Andrei Tutu, autoevolution
For the full story visit autoevolution.com – Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles on Original Engine and Gearbox.
After struggling for the first half of the 2014 Super GT season, teams running the new Honda NSX CONCEPT-GT have finally found success in Round 5 at Fuji Speedway. The No. 17 KEIHIN NSX CONCEPT-GT took pole position in qualifying, but it was the No. 18 Weider Modulo NSX CONCEPT-GT that went on to win Sunday’s GT500 race. Three NSX CONCEPT-GTs finished in the top 5, capturing the first, third, and fourth positions.
[Source: Honda Japan]
If you consider the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina Xperimental) concept car in 1984 as the starting point of the NSX, it took Honda 6 years to turn their vision into reality. Perfection takes time, but it were those long years of development, testing, and even failures that would help to define the NSX as an engineering icon.
In this video flashback from the late ’80s, legendary Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna takes an NSX prototype around Suzuka Circuit for testing. His direct input and collaboration with Honda engineers would eventually help to fine-tune the NSX’s driving characteristics to perfection.