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New Honda NSX WILL debut at Detroit 2012

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

New Honda NSX will debut at Detroit

Acura in the US has revealed it will debut the new Honda NSX Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012.

We reported just over a week ago that it was starting to look very likely that the new Honda NSX would bow in as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012. And now Acura US – Honda’s posh brand in the States – has confirmed the NSX will arrive as expected.

We’re expecting the new NSX to look very much like the car Tony Stark is driving in the New Avengers film (photo above) and for it still to be light and mid-engined. But we also expect it to be a technical eco tour de force.

That means that in addition to a V6 petrol engine the NSX will get all wheel drive courtesy of electric motors on each axle. Honda say the new NSX will have performance equivalent to a V8 but with the economy of a four-pot. Power from the Honda hybrid system will be driven through all four wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch ’box, and we’d expect to see the NSX hybrid have a plug-in facility and the option to drive on electric power only.

The new Honda NSX is not designed to be a halo car in the mould of the Lexus LFA, but a competitor to cars like the Audi R8. That means pricing is likely to be around the £100k mark, rather than  the hypercar level £350k of the LFA.

More on the new Honda NSX when we get it.

By Cars UK