With an imminent launch later this year, Honda is finalizing the legendary NSX successor on the Nurburgring. Sharp eyed readers will notice that this particular test mule sports a different lower front grille as well as different air vents on the front hood from the one spotted at Ohio.
Not much is known about the engine though, but from what we gathered, it will be a mid mounted V6 engine assisted by an electric motor. The concept’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) will also make it to production here. With the electric motor assisted engine powering the rear wheels, another 2 front motors will be powering the front wheels. Transmission for the new NSX would be a 7 speed dual clutch automatic. No mentions if a manual gearbox will be offered, however.
The NSX is expected to have around 400bhp, produced by the petrol engine. Horsepower aside, what will set the NSX apart from its competition is the torque. No actual numbers were given, but coupled with 3 electric motors, 2 of them up front, torque vectoring will be utilized up front to sharpen handling.
Honda has set their benchmark on several supercars, and amongst them is the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi R8 and the McLaren MP4-12C. Honda has been quoted saying that it will offer the excitement of the Ferrari 458, but at the price of the Porsche 911. If that is the case, price for the NSX could start from £75,000 ($130,000).