While it seems like Honda had been talking about a next-generation NSX since the dawn of time, it’s only really been happening since about 2007. Over the years, the car–at one point called the Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept–was originally supposed to be a vicious, V10-powered world beater.
We now know it’ll be powered by a hybrid powertrain comprised of a twin-turbo V6 along with three electric motors, with combined output coming in somewhere around 500hp. Now, I know that I’ve previously posted some jabs at Honda for the seemingly glacial pace of development with the new car, but I was really stoked to see pics of this–apparently close to production–version turning laps over on our sister site 6SpeedOnline.
In recent years, Honda has turned its back on the enthusiast market, resting on its laurels as a maker of cars that neither offend or excite anyone. And while I’d way rather have a 600hp LF-LC, it’s awesome the company is going to release something a vehicle which isn’t totally snooze-inducing. Competition makes supercars better, and I’m looking forward to seeing the GT R, RC-FS NSX shootouts.