Originally Posted by OrbitalEllipses
Like complete titanium internals in that family econobox V6....
And that's what killed the nsx.... Make a high-tech exotic car, with semi-exotic car prices, and shove a sub-300hp v6 in it. Reliable? Yes. Powerful? Hell no. High-end sports car enthusiasts quickly passed it by for more powerful cars. Had they made a high-revving n/a v8 with 400+ hp, it would have cemented it's place in car history. It's not like Honda doesn't excel in making motors just like that...
As far as the LF-A? It was just an image car. All it ever was planned to be. Im sure they lost money making it. Toyota hasn't had a cool/sports car in decades (prior to the FR-S, that is). They to build the most reliable cars/trucks on the planet, and sell the dickens out of them. But they could sure use something non-boring to keep enthusiasts happy n plentiful. They have a long, storied Motorsport history, and hopefully they don't forget that.