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Cars October, 7 2011

Honda NSX

We see a return of Honda’s legendary NSX supercar, as it’s been spotted on the set of the new Avengers movie. It’s been seen with new Acura-badged Audi R8-sized supercar that previews a successor to the NSX.

Acura is Honda’s US-only luxury brand and the sports car was spotted in Central Park, New York, with actor Robert Downey Jr at the wheel. Its appearance is hugely significant for fans keen to see Honda return to the supercar arena.

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.

Honda wish to build a supercar whilst creating a new technological package. Currently they’re working on a VTEC V6 engine of between 3.5 to 3.7 litres, with a twin electric motor set-up that’ll be powered by lithium-ion batteries. It’ll result with huge amounts of torque, but also the high-revving character Hondas are famous for. The car will also have a weight-saving aluminium body, and is set to go sale by 2014, priced at a Nissan GT-R-rivalling £65,000.

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Source: Auto Express

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