The development of the new Honda/Acura NSX is going on well, and the Japanese car maker is ready to show us, for the first time, a pre-production prototype of the car. It will be featured at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in advanced of the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race on August 4.
Unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the NSX concept has been around a lot since then, showing its beautiful body every chance it got. But the Mid-Ohio event will be our first chance to see it in a close to production form, to see if Honda has changed anything about the looks. It is also the first time we can see it on the move.
They say the prototype model maintains the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept, and the powertrain will be the same mid-mounted V6 engine mated to Honda’s innovative new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system, as promised before. Some say the new NSX will be like a new Nissan GT-R, delivering the same sort of mind-boggling performance. But it is a lot prettier, and because it is Honda, a lot more refined.
The new NSX will be produced at the newly established Performance Manufacturing Centre in nearby Marysville.