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Honda reveals new NSX supercar at Detroit Motor Show

After a 10 year break from building supercars Honda has revealed the new NSX which will launch in the UK at the end of 2015.

Developed and produced in the USA, the new two-seater has a twin-turbo mid-mounted V6 engine and a three electric motor sport hybrid system.

Developed under the concept of a “human-centered supercar,” a car that puts the driver first in every aspect of its design, the next-generation NSX will leverage its state-of-the-art hybrid supercar power unit, body and chassis to deliver exceptionally intuitive and immediate response to driver inputs, said Honda.

“Our commitment was to create an all-new NSX that is true to the heritage of NSX—a supercar that delivers a new driving experience, one where every part of the vehicle is respectful of the smartest part of the car, the driver,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura, Honda's US division.

“The soul of a car is the emotional connection it makes with the driver. With the NSX, that connection will be intense and immediate.”

“Our global team embraced the challenge to create a new sports car experience, leveraging new technology to deliver incredibly vivid performance in a vehicle that responds intuitively and immediately to the will of the driver,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global development leader of the new NSX. “The NSX delivers pinnacle supercar performance, with zero-delay acceleration and exhilarating, confidence-inspiring driving dynamics.”

The NSX body utilizes a space frame design—an internal frame constructed of aluminum, ultra-high strength steel and other advanced materials.

Anchored by a carbon fibre floor, torsional and bending forces are taken up entirely by this ultra-rigid structure which also utilizes advanced joining technologies.

The NSX utilizes a fully independent, all-aluminum front and rear suspension and has 6-piston front and 4-piston rear monoblock calipers squeezing carbon-ceramic brake discs.

On board driver aids include Agile Handling Assist (AHA) which uses the subtle application of brake torque to further enhance yaw response and dynamic stability, while the NSX’s dial-operated Integrated Dynamic System features quiet, sport, sport+ and track modes which adjust engine, motor, transmission and chassis response, as well as the engine sound level, based on the needs of the driver and driving environment. Quiet mode enables electric-only driving at lower speeds for short durations.

The NSX also features a “launch” function to achieve the ultimate in launch performance, aided by both the engine and three electric motors.

 

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