Ford has spent a lot of time and money over the past few years to remind you that Ford = Le Mans. Ford GT = Le Mans. Ever heard of this thing called Le Mans? Yeah, Ford won that. Meanwhile, in the background, there’s Honda, and a short but sweet program it ran with the original NSX. Certainly, Ford deserves its rep at La Sarthe. I think the Ford GT40 is one of the only cars to claim multiple overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on a single chassis. (The ‘68 and ‘69 wins were the same exact car, run by John Wyer after Ford abruptly gave him the boot.) But we shouldn’t let Ford steamroll the whole Ford discussion, particularly as the new retrofuture mid-engine V6 sports car that it has on the market draws in big headlines, stealing them from the retrofuture mid-engine V6 sports car that Acura builds a couple hours south of it. The NSX was an engineer’s dream, with a sweet-running V6 mounted behind the driver in an all-aluminum chassis. The race version … [Read more...] about When The Honda NSX Took On Le Mans
As special as the Mercedes-AMG GT R is, it belongs to a breed of supercars that will soon be extinct. That’s because it is powered solely by an internal combustion engine and does without any sort of electrification, which will soon become the new norm in order for manufacturers to comply with the ever-tightening emissions regulations. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 585 PS (577 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), the AMG GT R can rocket to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 316 km/h (198 mph). It also features revised suspension and steering, an adjustable traction control system and other mods that are meant to aid it on the track. In a straight line, however, there’s a number of other supercars that’ll easily beat it. The NSX, on the other hand, is the shape of things to come. Its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine works in conjunction with three electric motors to deliver 581 PS (573 HP) and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels. … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG GT R Takes On Honda NSX In ICE Vs Hybrid Fight
It would be a terrible cliché, one quite frowned upon in motoring journalism circles, if I were to begin this article by saying that every so often a car comes along that simply rips up the rulebook, and back in 1990 the original Honda NSX was one of those, but I'm afraid it seems I just have. It is true, though. You see prior to the NSX, supercars were difficult buggers, with recalcitrant gearboxes and awkward driving positions and intractable powertrains. If you could see out of one you were lucky, and you were indeed blessed if you could complete a whole journey without needing the AA. However wonderful some of them looked - and some of them looked very wonderful indeed - the truth is that today you could probably drive much faster on nearly all roads in a modern Vauxhall Astra diesel, and much more reliably too. What set the aluminium NSX apart was that it was easy to drive and easy to see out of and wonderfully docile around town. It was also in most respects unburstable, … [Read more...] about Honda NSX: Spotted
According to a new report from Autobild, Honda is reportedly gearing up to release an (Acura in North America) NSX Roadster before the end of 2018. Drop-top supercars are extremely popular among the individuals wealthy enough to buy them so it would not be much of a surprise to see the roof removed from the hybrid Japanese creation. Related Posts This Is A Honda Accord Powered By Tesla Motor Called… Feb 22, 2018 New Honda Civic Type R Arrives In South Africa Detuned Feb 1, 2018 No spy shots have been seen as of yet but this rendering seen above and below gives us a pretty good idea of how it will look. The topless hybrid would inevitably feature the same powertrain as the hardtop. Consequently, the car would use a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to three electric motors to deliver a combined 573 hp and 645 Nm of torque. That grunt would be enough to send an NSX Roadster to 100 km/h in roughly 3 seconds. Considering Honda … [Read more...] about Honda NSX Roadster May Arrive This Year
Cela marquerait la fin d'une longue attente. Voilà des années que l'on parle d'une potentielle commercialisation de la version découvrable de la Honda NSX. Du côté du constructeur japonais, rien n'a été confirmé ni même infirmé. Cela laisse donc place aux rumeurs, que le site Autobild vient une nouvelle fois de remettre sur la table. Selon les journalistes d'Autobild, le constructeur Honda pourrait présenter en 2018, la NSX Roadster. Cela est bien évidemment à prendre avec des pincettes, car la source de cette information ne semble n'être ni interne ni proche du dossier. Tout sur la NSX: VIDÉO - Rimac, Aventador S et NSX, qui gagne ? Acura NSX Dream Project - Une version plus méchante au SEMA show La Honda NSX GT3 disputera la Coupe du monde GT à Macao Au cours des mois précédents, nous avons aperçu des prototypes de la NSX en train d'attaque le circuit du … [Read more...] about Est-ce que la Honda NSX Roadster sera lancée cette année ?
Honda is reportedly gearing up to release an NSX Roadster before the end of 2018, according to German publication Autobild. Given the popularity of drop-top supercars, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if the Japanese automaker does indeed cut the roof of its hybrid supercar. As of yet, however, our spy photographers have yet to see an NSX Roadster testing in the wild so if the car is indeed launching in the coming months, Honda has been very secretive about putting it through its paces. Any possible convertible version of the Honda NSX would inevitably feature the same powertrain as the hardtop. Consequently, the car would use a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to three electric motors to deliver a combined 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. That grunt would be enough to send an NSX Roadster to 62 mph (100 km/h) in roughly 3 seconds. As it stands, the NSX coupe is one of the most attractive cars in its segment. Chop the roof off and revise the rear decklid with a pair of … [Read more...] about Honda NSX Roadster Tipped For 2018 Launch
Tweet TweetHonda released an official promo video for the NSX Concept-GT, a racing model scheduled to race starting next year in the Super GT Series. Powered is offered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit alongside an electric motor. The engine is mid-mounted and promises to provide decent performance figures, even though we have no official details in this regard. At the exterior, the Japanese model which is based on the Acura NSX Concept, comes with large front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a rear wing. Side vents are also offered alongside new alloy wheels fitted with Bridgestone Potenza tires. At the interior, the new Honda NSX Concept-GT benefits from racing seats, a roll cage for improved safety and a sports steering wheel. With this been said, be sure to check the official video above for a closer look at the new racing model. … [Read more...] about Honda NSX Concept-GT debuts on video
Tweet TweetThe 2015 Honda NSX seen here in the picture, has burst into flames while undergoing some tests on the track at Nurburgring. We are talking of course of a test mule that has been totally destroyed on the Ring, which might be another clear case of “spontaneous combustion”. If we take a close look, we can state that the fire perhaps started in the fire compartment, quickly moving to the entire body, ending thus in fire in just a matter of seconds. Luckily, no one was injured, as those being in the cabin succeeded to get out of the firing test mule in an instant, but we can`t say the same think about the car. To be a reminder, the 2015 Honda NSX will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 unit, developing 600 horsepower, competing thus against the McLaren 650S, the Ferrari 458 Italia, or the Lamborghini Huracan. Judging by the way the incident occurred, the Honda Japanese automaker might need to make some real adjustments to the car`s engine, before hitting the market. … [Read more...] about 2015 Honda NSX Bursts into Flames on the Ring
Really, this drag race should be very, very close. Both of these Japanese supercars are similarly porky, and in terms of power, there’s very little in it - the Nissan makes 562bhp, and the Honda 571bhp. But, the Honda has a trick up its sleeve: a trio of electric motors - two for the front axle, and one attached to the 3.5-litre V6’s crankshaft to perform a torque-fill function. In other words: bye bye turbo lag. It’s thanks to this setup that the NSX hooks up tremendously well off the line, and does so consistently. During the standing-start race and the rolling-start run, it has no trouble beating the GT-R, and by a huge margin. Still, the front-engined Nissan certainly wins on value - its mid-engined compatriot costs nearly twice as much… … [Read more...] about Watch A Honda NSX Destroy A Nissan GT-R In Two Drag Races
Recently we saw how a fettled NSX got on against a Tesla Model S P100D in a drag race, but what if you pitted the Honda against a rival a little closer to home? With two less wheels? We are - of course - talking about the CBR1000RR ‘Fireblade’ - Honda’s fastest bike, here testing its mettle against Honda’s fastest car. The latest version of the Firelade produces 189bhp from a 999cc inline-four, while the NSX doles out 571bhp from a V6 hybrid powertrain. So the car has three times the clout, but (rather obviously) a lot more weight - before sticking a rider on top, the Fireblade tips the scales at 196kg. Then again, this drag race from Car Wow was filmed on a particularly chilly day in winter, where the bike’s much smaller contact patch is going to be even more of an issue than normal. In other words, this isn’t the easiest one to call before watching. Place your bets, then hit play… … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Drag Race A Honda NSX Against A Fireblade?