A new prototype of the 2016 Honda NSX has just been filmed undergoing final testing at the Nurburgring. As the second-generation NSX has already been revealed in production-guise, the Japanese marque no longer has to hide its exterior design.
While the design is complete, this video suggests that final tweaks to the vehicle’s performance are still being performed. With that being said, it does look very fast and very planted at the famed German circuit and has an exhaust note reflective of its forced-induction engine.
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.