It has been confirmed that following a delay, production of the 2016 Honda NSX will start during spring in the United States next year. Shortly after production kicks off, deliveries will commence around the world.
Senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe Philip Ross also confirmed that trial production of the Japanese hybrid supercar has started at the company’s plant in Raymond, Ohio. Production of the car was initially delayed by six months due to Honda changing its engine layout in the midst of development.
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.
When the new NSX reaches the market, it will compete against the likes of the McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG GT, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and Porsche 911 Turbo S.