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Honda teases the NSX prototype

OD Newsdesk Updated: August 05, 2013, 05:59 PM IST

The Honda NSX prototype lapped the 2.4-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. To be launched in 2015, it will be Honda's next-generation, mid-engine supercar.

The NSX will be launched in 2015The NSX will be launched in 2015

"With leadership from our R&D and manufacturing teams here in Ohio, we are developing a next generation sports car that will be equally at home on the street and on the race track, so it is natural for us to showcase the prototype vehicle here at Mid-Ohio. It is exciting for us to see the prototype running on track, reflecting the great progress we're making toward the 2015 global launch of the NSX, as we engineer a new sports-car experience for customers around the world," said Ted Klaus, Chief engineer, Honda USA.

The NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Honda's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. The SH-AWD is an all-new, three-motor high-performance hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors – one motor integrated with the V6 engine and its all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT) driving the rear wheels, and two motors driving the front wheels. The system enables instant delivery of negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering to achieve near perfect driving performance.

The NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Honda's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) systemThe NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Honda's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system

Global development of the NSX is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation sports car will be produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Centre, now under construction.

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