NSX MK 2
Honda confirm that HSC is basis for next NSX
Finally - and it comes as no surprise - Honda have confirmed that their Honda HSC Concept car (first shown in Tokyo) is to form the basis of the next generation NSX. It's being displayed in Detroit badged up as the Acura HSC.
Honda's President said that Honda was committed to achieving industry best performance for the new vehicle - and that it would appear "within a few years."
The High-Performance Sports Concept features a lightweight 3.5-litre V-6 engine located midships. Gear shifting is accomplished through a unique dial shifter located on the centre console or an F-1 style paddle shifter located on the steering wheel.
The HSC features a 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with six-piston caliper Brembo disc brakes on each wheel. Five-spoke forged aluminum alloy racing wheels are shod with 245/35ZR19 tires in front and 295/30ZR20 tyres at the rear.
The HSC body is composed of carbon fibre panels over an all-aluminum unit body frame.
A clear glass engine cover, located behind the cockpit, shows off the engine. The lower body boasts a low waistline, rectangular air intakes on both sides and scissor-style doors.
Dual exhaust tips are integrated into the bumper and a rearview camera, located next to the taillights, transmits the view behind the car to the driver via the navigation system tilt-up screen when the car shifts into reverse.
Inside, the concept features a race inspired cockpit with black nubuck leather trim and anodized aluminium accents on the door panels, center console, steering wheel and gauge housings. Dual gauge clusters feature a tacho on the left and an analogue/digital speedometer on the right.
Now, we must wait...