Just a few days after the covers were taken off the production-spec 2016 Honda NSX, the Japanese marque has revealed that a Honda NSX Type R variant is on the cards.
While recently speaking with Auto Express at the hybrid sports car’s launch at the Detroit Motor Show 2015, chief engineer for the new Honda NSX, Ted Klaus said, “I think everyone who loves cars wants to see a version that we say is pure red.
“The NSX has always been silver first, moving towards red later. Someone asked me, ‘when will you be satisfied?’ Probably never. What you do today, you can improve on tomorrow,” he said.
When the original Honda NSX launched in 1990, it was joined by an R variant two years later which adopted revised suspension and a lighter body. If history is anything to go by, that means the new Honda NSX Type R could launch in about two years.
As for the ‘regular’ 2016 Honda NSX, it features a twin-turbocharged double overhead cam V6 engine mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and joined with no less than three electric motors. One of those electric motors powers the rear wheels while the other two send power to the front wheels to make the 2016 Honda NSX all-wheel drive. Performance specifications have yet to be revealed nor have horsepower and torque ratings.
[Via Auto Express]