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Old 12-19-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Honda confirms NSX for 2010





Honda has recently confirmed speculation that its next-gen Acura NSX will arrive over a year later than the expected 2008-2009 timeframe earlier suggested by CEO Takeo Fukui. The news comes after president of Honda America Tetsuo Iwamura let slip that the car will arrive in 2010 and said “we are developing it without any delay.”

A report from Ward’s Auto suggests that the U.S. could be the first market to receive the sports car ahead of its home market Japan. “In case of the introduction order, at this moment I can’t tell, but the U.S., you know, has a majority of the (Acura) customers – that (is something) you have to think about,” Iwamura was quoted as saying.


So far little is known about the NSX, with a credible concept yet to be released. Honda did unveil the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept (pictured) in Detroit earlier this year and a production version was expected for Tokyo, but this was not to be as the concept was called for a redesign. What is known is that it will feature an all new V10 and is expected to be more of a luxury GT than the high-tech supercar the previous model was.

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Old 12-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Rejoice!!!!! And let us pray to the high church of honda design that it doesn't look like the batmobile.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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Big shoes to fill on the heals of the GT-R...
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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Okay, confirming that it'll arrive a year or so later in 2010, pretty much confirms that it probably won't be ready until 2012 or 2013.

If the Nissan GT-R were to flop, I bet Honda would can the project again.

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
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What is known is that it will feature an all new V10 and is expected to be more of a luxury GT than the high-tech supercar the previous model was.
This is Honda's excuse for why it will be slow compared to other cars it will inevitably compete with.

Don't hold your breath, Honda is full of empty promises. I was waiting for the RSX Type-R for so long, with my name at the top of the lists of several local Acura dealerships, and that was definitely a car that they could've made profit on. We'll see a GT-R V-Spec before this car gets to the U.S.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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its pretty sad they gave this thing the NSX nameplate
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:58 PM   #7
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You know, the only thing going for the old NSX was the Mid-engine layout. Underpowered and overpriced in its later days, there was still an attractiveness about the layout.

Now (from what I've heard), they're moving to a front-engine design - boooooring. Instead of making a high-end competitor to the select few Mid-engine sportscars (Cayman, Exige and Audi R8(?)), they get to compete with every other front-gine RWD/AWD car in existence (including heavy-hitters like the GT-R, Z06, etc.).

Just my opinion, but I predict that the new NSX will be drowned out of the market.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:59 PM   #8
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^ Agreed. The mid-engine layout was something I hoped that they'd keep. I see NSXs around still, and they still look awesome.
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looks like crap
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #10
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^ Agreed. The mid-engine layout was something I hoped that they'd keep. I see NSXs around still, and they still look awesome.
I came in here to say this pretty much. The old NSX was a timeless design, it looked great then and it looks better than 90% of the cars on the road today.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:26 PM   #11
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If they just made it look like the HSC I'd be on board.

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Old 12-19-2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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^^^delicious.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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You know, the only thing going for the old NSX was the Mid-engine layout. Underpowered and overpriced in its later days, there was still an attractiveness about the layout.
True, but in it's early days it was faster than the Ferrari 348 (it's competitor), half the price, and as reliable as a daily driven Accord. It introduced VTEC to the US and was the highest output/liter engine of it's time. These things made it easily one of the best supercars in the world at the time. And despite the hate against it, it did continue to be competitive for quite some time.

It's true though that the lack of updates to it led to it being subpar compared to it's competitors. The interesting thing about it is that despite what everyone assumes about the cars statistics, it *was* actually quite fast. Late model non-targa models were capable of breaking into the 12's stock, and the handling is outstanding even today.

Fantastic, really underrated car.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:54 PM   #14
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it may have always been a fast car, but was it ever really fast for the money it demanded?
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it may have always been a fast car, but was it ever really fast for the money it demanded?
magazine racers unite.

I had doubt too until I DROVE an NSX.

In my mind it was worth every penny in its day and age.
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True, but in it's early days it was faster than the Ferrari 348 (it's competitor), half the price, and as reliable as a daily driven Accord. It introduced VTEC to the US and was the highest output/liter engine of it's time. These things made it easily one of the best supercars in the world at the time. And despite the hate against it, it did continue to be competitive for quite some time.

It's true though that the lack of updates to it led to it being subpar compared to it's competitors. The interesting thing about it is that despite what everyone assumes about the cars statistics, it *was* actually quite fast. Late model non-targa models were capable of breaking into the 12's stock, and the handling is outstanding even today.

Fantastic, really underrated car.
Couldn't agree with you more - the original car was a true foray into the supercar market. I remember drooling all over one at the Acura dealership all the time. The design was great, the interior was decent, and the layout/engine/power was on par with many other cars.

The HSC concept was what I envisioned the NSX follow-up to be. I was hoping for a 90-120K Mid-engine, high-revving NA corner-hugger.
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Couldn't agree with you more - the original car was a true foray into the supercar market. I remember drooling all over one at the Acura dealership all the time. The design was great, the interior was decent, and the layout/engine/power was on par with many other cars.

The HSC concept was what I envisioned the NSX follow-up to be. I was hoping for a 90-120K Mid-engine, high-revving NA corner-hugger.
A man after my own heart. The HSC is so beautiful, I can just imagine that thing with a 500hp VTEC V10 screamer. It would have been amazing.

I still love to hotlap the HSC in GT4.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #18
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The NSX is one of my favorite cars period... if I could get my hands on a real NSX-R I'd own one and drive it every day. The concept of the original, and the execution despite an admitted lack of power are everything that makes it so great. Even today its a purer drive than most things out there.
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I would rather buy a 2010 corvette with a push rod V8.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:40 AM   #20
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might be hard to get in itand drive...


...seeing as they havent designed any doorhandles.


theres an old NSX thats parked near my place and i walk by and look at it every morning i go to work. piece of art that was.
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