In early February, at a press conference Honda CEO Takanobu Ito surprised world's media when he nonchalantly revealed plan to launch a detuned production version in the V8-powered HSV-010 race vehicle.
Not surprisingly, he was referring to a road-going variant with the NSX descendant project, which was shelved a number of years ago. Actually, the subsequent NSX (that's anticipated to be powered with a 400-plus hp V-8) functions heavily inside the company's renewed program to pump out as numerous as 3 sports cars over the next numerous years.
About five to six weeks ago, a tsunami and killer earthquake threatened to revoke this face- about from Honda, and rob us of a number of the most thrilling news to leave Japan given that the Nissan GT-R surfaced 3 years ago.
But a reliable source close to Honda informed that though these plans have been postponed because the business sorts out its parts supply difficulties, they are not dead within the water. In the last few weeks, we're hearing that Honda is taking care of a high performance coupe powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 plug-in hybrid, a concept that Ito himself mentioned briefly.
The rebirth of the Acura RSX can be for the near-term plan. According to the sources, the future-gen RSX will inherit a version from the recently-launched ninth-generation Civic Si's 201 hp, i-VTEC 2.4 liter gas engine with slick 6-speed manual and helical LSD. Fixed with specifically tuned sports suspension, the modern RSX will likely employ an indoor inspired through the present Civic Type R as well as an exterior in a sharp, wedge shape.
Further later on, Honda can also be reported to be raising a "more reasonably priced" C-segment sports coupe. Driven with a strong demand from North American Honda dealers, this vehicle is becoming developed achievable marketplace in mind and definitely will incorporate Accord hardware.
One idea that individuals have covered before and await the outcomes of Honda's so-called "R-evaluation executive session" can be a successor towards the Beat. The initial Beat was an two-door open-top, mid-engined 660cc minicar which could rev to 8500 rpm, along with the next generation offers to be a new interpretation of the concept with a 1.3 to at least 1.5 liter gas engine. If built, do not expect the Beat arrive at the United States it have also heard rumors of your hotter CR-Z acquiring a 190 hp-plus 2.0 liter gas unit, but that's all now have currently, rumors.