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06-18-2008, 08:47 PM #1
SPIED: A new NSX at the Nürburgring?
Could this be the new Acura NSX? It's styling is similar to Acura's Advanced Sports Car concept from the '07 Detroit auto show.
Is this car, seen running around Germany's Nürburgring recently, a preview of the next-generation Acura NSX? Maybe.
What we do see is that this prototype bears many similarities to the Acura Advanced Sports Concept that was shown at the 2007 Detroit auto show. The talk back then was that this was a preview of the next NSX, even though the concept carried its V10 engine up front, compared with the midship mounting for the first-generation model's V6 powertrain. The first-generation NSX went out of production in late 2005 after a 15-year run.
So now this car shows up at the track. It looks to be a bit taller than the concept car and carries its engine up front. Despite the obvious similarities to the 2007 Detroit concept, some are suggesting this may be an entirely separate Honda/Acura sports car model, one that precedes NSX to market and sells in the $65,000 range. Other speculation centers on reports that Honda sent its design team back to the drawing board after a lukewarm response to the 2007 concept compared with the Nissan GT-R and Lexus LF-A sports cars.
One new Acura sports car or two? NSX or not? The game won't play out until Honda tips its hand--something the Japanese company is notorious for avoiding (which makes the existence of these spy shots all the more amazing, and interesting).
We'll know something for sure when Honda's luxury brand shows off the new NSX sometime in the coming year prior to its expected 2009 debut as a 2010 model. If Acura stays true to its NSX roots and the concept revealed so far, look for a V10-powered supercar that makes at least 500 horsepower--regardless of engine placement. Expect the full suite of Honda's advanced technologies, including the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system that splits torque front to back and side to side, and an array of lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber components to keep weight to a bare minimum.
06-18-2008, 08:48 PM #2
on another forum they said it was a S2000 Coupe-Kirby
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06-18-2008, 08:56 PM #3
I don't know why they are calling it an NSX with the engine up front. Will be a totally different car with different handling capabilities
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06-19-2008, 12:28 AM #8
i dont get it.