NSX Burns to the Ground During Test at the Nürburgring
While we don't have power figures yet, we do know that the halo car will utilize a hybrid powertrain, and will be designed to compete against the likes of the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren 12C . There will be a total of three electric motors--one at each front wheel, and one connected to the seven-speed DSG--along with a traditional 3.7L twin-turbo V6 mounted amidships.
According to our spy photographers, this prototype didn't even mange 3/4 of a lap before it went up in flames. While we can't say what lead to this car-b-que, there have been rumors the engineers have been having some trouble making the batteries and the internal combustion unit play nice together. Obviously things got a little too hot under the bonnet here.
This is hardly the first time a test vehicle has gone up in flames--hell, production Ferraris burn up all the time--but that's a club no manufacturer wants to join. At least nobody got hurt.