While Honda has yet to confirm whether any other body styles of the upcoming NSX coupe will be offered, there’s certainly a possibility it will be offered in a range of variations to ensure it can rival the Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911 Turbo range and Jaguar F-Type. Here, RM Design has imagined the 2016 Honda NSX as a Targa.
While Targa’s are far less common that typical convertibles, they do offer an open-top experience almost as good. Additionally, they can be lighter as less strengthening is needed and as the following rendering shows, look even better.
Just over a week ago, Honda revealed that the launch of the new NSX had been pushed back by about six months due to the change in the vehicle’s engine layout which occurred when the new NSX was being developed.
Powering the car is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to an electric motor at the rear. A nine-speed dual-clutch transmission then sends power to the ground. In an effort to ensure this powertrain package remains as cool as possible, three individual radiators are featured. One of them is found at the front of the 2016 Honda NSX while the other two hide behind the side air intakes. To improve efficiency, the front radiator is tilted forwards by 25 degrees.
[Via RM Design]