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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:49 AM

Not sure this has been posted.

http://www.autoexpre...sx_returns.html

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Honda is working on a VTEC V6 engine of between 3.5 to 3.7 litres, while the twin electric motor set-up will be powered by lithium-ion batteries and employ a plug-in recharge system for a small electric-only range. The result will be huge amounts of torque, but also the high-revving character Hondas are famous for.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Interesting. Hopefully it will have a lot more than 400 hp. Even Mustangs & Camaros have 400+ hp these days, and I wouldn't be surprised of the next iteration of the 370Z & GEnesis coupes do as well. It says in the article it will be priced around the GTR, so assume $100,000. It would probably be a natural competitor to the Audi R8 4.2, which has 430 hp or the upcoming 991 Carrera S w/ 400 hp.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:47 AM

I was prepared to give OP all kinds of shyt about this is the same ol song and dance. My preparations were not needed. I love love love the design of that car.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:53 AM

So the Avengers car is a prelude to a new model afterall. Cool. :thumbup:
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:05 AM

This is what Honda needs, an exciting car. As long as they change the very front of that thing I'm sure they will have a winner. Now all they need is an affordable 2 seater roadster that is wedge shaped......
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

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Honda CEO Takanobu Ito recently hinted at the NSX’s revival, when he revealed: “We’re making progress with plans for an exotic sports car.” And six months ago, Ito said Honda was keen to relaunch a high-performance sports car like the NSX.

Read more: http://www.autoexpre...l#ixzz1a1qhONxK


Yep, just as I said 3 years ago, Honda was just waiting for the world economy to pick up a little (even though it's still in the shitter for now) before producing another supercar. In addition, Honda will not sit still while its 2 other Japanese competitors have supercars. It ain't gonna happen!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:38 PM

Sweet! This is going to revolutionize the market just like the GTR did!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

I really hope this is the NSX replacement.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

Total load of crap reminiscent of "Temple Of VTEC" so-called news. According to the article there is a mid-mounted V6 but plug-in batteries powering the front wheel drive. It's got an engine fully capable of powering the car but yo have to plug it in after every trip. In a car not fundamentally different than a concept from ten+ years ago. Really?

Does not anyone see this as a virtual "copy-paste" BS job mixing the features of several cars rather than a sensible rundown of something actually on the horizon?

Yeah, Honda is going to release a plug-in electric car with a gasoline V6 in 2014. And it's going to be a "supercar." Whatever.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:21 AM

Give us the HSV-010 GT and be done with it geeeeeeezus how effin hard can it be ?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:40 PM

I am hoping that end result justifies how long it is taking them to bring the NSX back.

It better provoke lots of wow reactions.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

The most important news is that Honda CEO has confirmed plans of making a supercar. Whether the car is going to be as rumored isn't nearly as an important news, for Honda will not let its new supercar be inferior to its main homeland rivals'.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:19 PM

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Give us the HSV-010 GT and be done with it geeeeeeezus how effin hard can it be ?


For one, they couldn't sell it in parts of Europe since the nose is too low, and it wouldn't pass their safety standards. For two, I don't think that Honda really wants to build a $200k LFA competitor. I would expect it to be much more modest than most people are expecting, and unfortunately probably a Hybrid. Instead of a Hyper Halo car I would prefer to see a $30-40k car that can hang with a 370z or Mustang GT in a straight line, and match the s2k's canyon carving abilities.

In the end I see them either building nothing, or making a Halo car that either nearly bankrupts the company, or is a total let down. As you can see, I am well beyond my optimistic phase of supporting Honda's future car lineup. I have huge respect for them as an engine manufacturer, and the bikes that they make are amazing, but whoever has the final say of what cars get built is truly not a Honda enthusiast. I was under the impression that a designer from the original NSX has been running the company for the last few years, but clearly that can't be true.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:36 PM

NSX replacement?



Nope, Chuck Testa.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:15 PM

Sounds like the drivetrain from Honda's Dualnote concept from wayyyyy back in 2001.

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"The new-generation Honda Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) System combines a V6 3.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC* engine with electric motor assist. Additional power from the electric motor driving the front wheels raises total output to an astonishing 400HP** and achieves an unprecedented fuel-efficiency of 18km/liter**."

400hp may have been astonishing in 2001 (was it even then?) but certainly not in 2011.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:21 AM

View Posttallguylehigh, on 10 October 2011 - 04:15 PM, said:

Sounds like the drivetrain from Honda's Dualnote concept from wayyyyy back in 2001.

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That would have been an awesome replacement for the RL

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

View PostSteponme, on 06 October 2011 - 01:50 PM, said:

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Honda CEO Takanobu Ito recently hinted at the NSX’s revival, when he revealed: “We’re making progress with plans for an exotic sports car.” And six months ago, Ito said Honda was keen to relaunch a high-performance sports car like the NSX.

Read more: http://www.autoexpre...l#ixzz1a1qhONxK


Yep, just as I said 3 years ago, Honda was just waiting for the world economy to pick up a little (even though it's still in the shitter for now) before producing another supercar. In addition, Honda will not sit still while its 2 other Japanese competitors have supercars. It ain't gonna happen!

They are going to bring something to the table eventually (Soon I hope). Take a look at Nissan. It took them 6 years or so to develop the GTR after the discontinuation of the R34 in 2002.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:57 PM

View PostPopeye, on 08 October 2011 - 09:21 AM, said:

Give us the HSV-010 GT and be done with it geeeeeeezus how effin hard can it be ?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:51 AM

I'm most surprised that anyone still cares at this point.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:25 AM

View Posts2kpdx01, on 24 October 2011 - 12:51 AM, said:

I'm most surprised that anyone still cares at this point.

There's a certain poetry in our longing, no? :LOL:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

yawn... how many concepts has Honda had in the last 5 years?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:51 PM

View Postcbehney, on 24 October 2011 - 11:25 AM, said:

View Posts2kpdx01, on 24 October 2011 - 12:51 AM, said:

I'm most surprised that anyone still cares at this point.

There's a certain poetry in our longing, no? :LOL:

sorta, but it's like still pining for some lost long g/f. At this point I can't even remember her name or what she looks like. There are so many awesome affordable cars at this point I really couldn't care less about the NSX or whatever hybrid abomination (and it will be an abomination) honda decides to deliver in 2020.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

^ Well put, and honestly do we really expect it to outperform anything else in it's price range? And even if it is the greatest thing ever, how many of us could actually afford it. I have my eyes firmly placed on something much further down the evolutionary ladder than Honda's version of the LFA or GTR. I'll take a C6 Z06 which are starting to drop into the low $40k range, or even lower if you get one with a few miles. Plus the Grand sports' resell price will drop like a rock when the C7's come out, as will the z06 when the C7 z06 comes too. I don't care how amazing the cars of the next 10 years are, they will not be any faster than a Z06 or viper on r-comps. But they will be 10x's more expensive to maintain. Heck the annual running costs of a Z06 are about the same as an oil change on a gtr.

I would love to see Honda come out with a new s2000 or NSX, but I'll get excited about it about the time we see spy shots of it at the ring. (which as we found out before is still a little early to get excited when it comes to Honda these days.)

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:29 PM

View PostForged Performance, on 23 October 2011 - 10:57 PM, said:

View PostPopeye, on 08 October 2011 - 09:21 AM, said:

Give us the HSV-010 GT and be done with it geeeeeeezus how effin hard can it be ?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:37 PM

View Postluder_5555, on 10 October 2011 - 02:19 PM, said:

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Give us the HSV-010 GT and be done with it geeeeeeezus how effin hard can it be ?


For one, they couldn't sell it in parts of Europe since the nose is too low, and it wouldn't pass their safety standards. For two, I don't think that Honda really wants to build a $200k LFA competitor. I would expect it to be much more modest than most people are expecting, and unfortunately probably a Hybrid. Instead of a Hyper Halo car I would prefer to see a $30-40k car that can hang with a 370z or Mustang GT in a straight line, and match the s2k's canyon carving abilities.

In the end I see them either building nothing, or making a Halo car that either nearly bankrupts the company, or is a total let down. As you can see, I am well beyond my optimistic phase of supporting Honda's future car lineup. I have huge respect for them as an engine manufacturer, and the bikes that they make are amazing, but whoever has the final say of what cars get built is truly not a Honda enthusiast. I was under the impression that a designer from the original NSX has been running the company for the last few years, but clearly that can't be true.


The nose wasn't too low on the road going version.

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But I agree that a LFA competitor would be pointless. It would be nice if that just made a sports car, that a Honda/Acura owner could actually afford.

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