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Spyshot: New NSX mixes power and glitz

Honda has missed the glitz of having a supercar in its range since the demise of the Ferrari-troubling NSX in 2005. 

But the three-year hiatus is nearly over, as our spies have captured the sportscar’s successor test-ing in Germany.

The old NSX was born in 1990 and redefined what an everyday supercar could be.

It was co-developed by F1 race legend Ayrton Senna and ended up being the supercar your gran could drive, so easy were its controls, handling manners and visibility.

Cue the second-generation NSX. Although the name has not yet been confirmed, Honda is unlikely to call it anything else – and these first spy photos reveal a lot about the new Japanese supercar.

Honda boss Takeo Fukui is on record as saying that the new car will have V10 power and rumours put the power output somewhere between 400 and 500bhp.

That means the new front-engined NSX will have brutal power compared with its relatively humble V6 predecessor.

But you can expect the original’s lightweight legacy to continue, with a rich mix of aluminium and some use of composite materials.

The NSX will be launched with Honda’s up-scale Acura badge, meaning that Honda UK is having to lobby hard to get the model here.

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