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Video: Powered by Honda

Posted by   on October 1st, 2013 No comments

NSX CONCEPT-GT

This is the sweet sound of the NSX CONCEPT-GT preparing your tea. In a unique display of their technological prowess, Honda Japan uses the NSX to present their Honda Smart Home system.

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Video: NSX Chief Engineer Ted Klaus Answers Fan Questions

Posted by   on September 11th, 2013 No comments

NSX Chief Engineer Ted Klaus

Are there any specific elements of the original NSX that will be retained in the new model? How will you keep the character of the original car?

From the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, NSX Chief Engineer Ted Klaus answers these questions and more in this video from Honda UK.

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NSX Development Update from Ted Klaus

Posted by   on September 10th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Concept

As the Frankfurt Motor Show opened its doors to the press today, we’re hearing some new development details about the upcoming Acura/Honda NSX. After reading what various European publications have posted from their chat with NSX Development Chief Ted Klaus, here are some key points:

• On schedule for a 2015 launch date.
• Open-top model to follow.
• Powertrain is being developed in Japan, chassis development in the US.
• Will compete with current sports car market, specifically naming the Ferrari 458 Italia as a target.
• Utilization of “world-first lightweight tech”.
• Interior quality to be a step above the Audi R8.
• May involve “outside” driver input as they did with Ayrton Senna on the first NSX.

Get the full story from the links below:

Top Gear - New Honda NSX aims for Ferrari 458
Auto Express - New NSX to target Audi R8
Auto Express - Honda to use McLaren expertise with NSX development
Autocar – Honda NSX to launch in 2015

[Source: Top GearAuto ExpressAutocar]

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Video: NSX CONCEPT-GT Shakedown Test

Posted by   on August 29th, 2013 1 comment

NSX CONCEPT-GT Shakedown Test

Honda has released a dramatic two-minute video containing some high quality footage of the NSX CONCEPT-GT’s shakedown test at the Twin Ring Motegi race track in Japan. Check out the video below or watch it in full screen at 1080p for the full effect.

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Snapshot: Acura NSX Concept At Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Posted by   on August 18th, 2013 2 comments

Acura NSX Concept At Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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Video: NSX CONCEPT-GT at Suzuka Circuit

Posted by   on August 16th, 2013 No comments

NSX CONCEPT-GT at Suzuka Circuit

Honda takes the newly unveiled NSX CONCEPT-GT for a test run at Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

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Honda Unveils the NSX CONCEPT-GT

Posted by   on August 15th, 2013 No comments

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.

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Acura NSX Concept On Display At 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Posted by   on August 12th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Concept

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura Brand Becomes Official Sponsor of World’s Premier Collector Car Show

08/12/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The Acura NSX Concept will make a special appearance on the Concept Lawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, August 18, 2013, heralding the announcement of the Acura brand as an Official Sponsor of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is more than one of the world’s preeminent exhibitions of luxury automobiles; it is a celebration of style and refinement that is the perfect showcase for the Acura NSX Concept,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of Automobile Operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  We are thrilled to align the Acura Brand with this prestigious event that is the ultimate celebration of the automobile.”

Global development of a production model based on the Acura NSX Concept is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation Acura sports car will be produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center now under construction.  The NSX is slated to go on sale in 2015.

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