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    The replacement for the legendary Honda NSX supercar is due in 2015

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  2. jaytip Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Honda NSX price and release date

    Too expensive. The car may be dynamically good but at that price point it's going to be another sales flop.
     
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    Re: Honda NSX price and release date

    At the best of times I am lost for words with current Honda customers and even new one , one they moan Honda current line up is rubbish no sporty cars Honda is on a downward spiral and its doomed.

    When Honda do respond to these critics then they moan its wrong design too expensive yada yada and become arm chair experts without looking at the car or even driving it.

    Honda can't win can they? Honda you guys carry on and make it we will see how much of flop this is. :GoodJob:
     
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    The relationship between the British sports car manufacturer and Japanese automotive giant looks set to go much deeper than a Formula 1 engine dealMcLaren and Honda are considering ways to extend their Formula 1 tie-up into road cars, McLaren F1 boss Martin Whitmarsh has confirmed.
    Earlier this year, Honda announced that it would return to F1 as an engine supplier to McLaren Racing in 2015. The two companies enjoyed a fruitful partnership in F1 between 1988 and the end of 1992, winning four drivers’ championships and four constructors’ crowns during that spell.
    Whitmarsh described the new deal as a “multi-year” one, and his comments suggest that there is scope for a much deeper co-operation that could spread into McLaren’s automotive division.

    “It’s a pure Formula 1 contract, but we’ve already been looking at automotive technology and we’re sharing that very openly,” said Whitmarsh at last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. “Our road car strategy at the moment has no other automotive partner and Honda would be a good place 
to collaborate.”

    Whitmarsh said the results of any Honda involvement in future McLaren road cars wouldn’t be seen for some years. The company is currently working on the third model in its contemporary range, the Porsche 911-
rivalling P13, but Honda hasn’t had any input into that car.


    “If you look at our product range, 12C is running and will run for a few more years. P1 has just been launched and P13, which is the follow-up car, is relatively developed, so actually it is something that you would see in quite a few years to come,” he said.


    A deeper relationship between McLaren and Honda would most likely be a bilateral technical arrangement, with both sides reaping the benefits for their road car projects.


    “Nothing’s fixed, but we’re open to that and so are they,” said Whitmarsh.


    It has also been reported that a McLaren 12C is being used in Acura's benchmarking tests for the new NSX in America.



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    Awesome !!!
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Awesome :Aghast: you should join the others to moan and whinge this car will be too expensive and a flop. Anything Honda does lately to address the years of underdevelopment is subjected to criticism.

    I personally would be excited to see this happening but Honda and Mclaren have to get along from day one win races on the track for this relationship to blossom . If that does not materialise then it would be just a far fetched fantasy.

    Here hoping we see the day soon! excellent news in my eyes but look ahead with some sort of caution thou.
     
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    Updated: Honda NSX prototype unveiled - video

    A prototype version of the Honda NSX is revealed, ahead of its public debut in AugustHonda has released the first image of a prototype version of its new NSX supercar ahead of its launch in 2015.
    The prototype will appear in public for the first time on 4 August at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course race circuit in Ohio, the state in the US in which the car is being developed by Honda North America. This is also where the supercar will be built.
    Honda first revealed a concept version for the new NSX at the Detroit motor show last year, with a subtly revised version following in January of this year. Honda has confirmed the production car has retained the concept’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system, while the styling and themes and proportions of the concept are also retained.
    The Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system features a mid-mounted V6 petrol engine coupled to an electric motor to drive the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and twin electric motors to drive the front wheels, making the NSX all-wheel drive.
    Total power of the system is likely to be around 400bhp, but the torque from the three electric motors and engine is set to be the most significant factor in the NSX’s lightning performance potential. Sharp handling is promised too, because the twin motors up front will permit highly response torque vectoring.

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    Updated: McLaren and Honda discuss road car collaboration

    mclaren-honda-logo. The relationship between the British sports car manufacturer and Japanese automotive giant looks set to go much deeper than a Formula 1 engine dealMcLaren and Honda are considering ways to extend their Formula 1 tie-up into road cars, McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh has confirmed.
    Earlier this year, Honda announced that it would return to F1 as an engine supplier to McLaren Racing in 2015. The two companies enjoyed a fruitful partnership in F1 between 1988 and the end of 1992, winning four drivers’ championships and four constructors’ crowns during that spell.
    Whitmarsh described the new deal as a “multi-year” one, and his comments suggest that there is scope for a much deeper co-operation that could spread into McLaren’s automotive division.

    “It’s a pure Formula 1 contract, but we’ve already been looking at automotive technology and we’re sharing that very openly,” said Whitmarsh at last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. “Our road car strategy at the moment has no other automotive partner and

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    I wonder if this has anything to do with McLaren seeing the new NSX?
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I doubt that has anything to do with it, but get a reliable source of (Honda) engines primarily for their hypercars, for example on the MP4-12C it uses a Nissan based engine and with development with multiple partners for the engine development. The P1 is again designed off this platform with majority of it components changed.

    Mclaren just want one supplier to make their engines, no better firm in my eyes by Honda to make a one of beast for them. Honda has the mighty HSV-010 GT the engine on that was destined for the NSX when the recession hit that engine can be easily modified to extremes for Mclaren needs.

    They have two year of SuperGT racing to make a masterpiece.

    Just hear them

     
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