Honda NSX Prototype to Tackle Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb

Order books for the second-generation Honda NSX have just closed in the United Kingdom with it emerging that about 100 orders for the Japanese hybrid sports car have been placed during the past two years.

This is somewhat surprising considering that the production-spec 2016 Honda NSX has yet to be revealed with the Japanese marque also yet to reveal specific details about its powertrain. Car Magazine reports that we will be able to see the completed second-gen NSX at the Detroit Motor Show 2015 in January.

The final details about the engine of the next-gen NSX have yet to be confirmed, but what has been confirmed is that the 2015 Honda NSX will utilise a twin-turbocharged V6 engine displacing either 3.5-liters or 3.7-liters. Unsurprisingly, this new engine will be completely unique to the upcoming NSX and should deliver around 400 hp of its own accord.

Joining the twin-turbocharged V6 engine will be three electric motors. In this system, one electric motor is mounted at each front wheel while the third is integrated into the engine and helps drive the rear wheels. These motors are powered by a lithium-ion battery recharged thanks to regenerative braking.

When the new NSX hits the market, Honda hopes that it will provide Ferrari 458 Italia levels of performance but for the price of the Audi R8.

[Via Car Magazine]


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