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New Honda NSX takes to the track (video)

Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new Honda/Acura NSX (pictured) hits the track

The new Honda NSX has been a decade or more in the making as Honda vacillated over whether or not to revisit their supercar odyssey with a a new NSX for the 21st century. But having shaken off the self-imposed shackles that made them believe a new Honda supercar in these more austere and ‘Green’ times would be anathema, Honda are finally powering forward with a new NSX.

True, they’ve decided their new NSX needs to be’Green’ to be good, but the green-ness Honda are throwing at the new NSX actually gives it more power too, so we’re not complaining.

The NSX’s power comes from a mid-mounted, direct injection V6 which powers the rear wheels and a pair of electric motors to take care of the front, so the new NSX is powered sufficiently well to be considered a supercar but will have the ability to run in super-frugal EV mode when the need, or desire, arises.

The NSX may still be a work in progress – although in its latest Motor Show iteration it now has an interior too – but Honda are keen to show it holds a lot of promise, so ahead of the Honda Indy200 in Ohio today they took the NSX out to play on a (partly) rain-soaked track.

It’s hard to judge how quick the new NSX is from the footage, but it does look sure-footed – despite the rain – sounds good and looks appealing too.

With probably a year to go before the new NSX bows in (as a Honda NSX in most of the world but an Acura NSX in North America) as a production car, there’s bound to be plenty more footage to judge.

But so far, the new NSX looks very promising.

By Cars UK