Autocar Honda NSX aims for '458 excitement at 911 price'

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  1. Autocar Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Honda's development team is aiming for Ferrari performance at Porsche prices, but NSX's final power figures 'won't grab headlines' One of the hardest challenges facing the Honda NSX development team is communicating the car’s capabilities, says development chief Ted Klaus.
    “The NSX has never been about a set of figures on a piece of paper,” he said. “As with the original, the eventual power figure won’t grab headlines, for instance, but the qualities that you can’t write down, such as driver involvement and pleasure, are the ones that will matter.
    "As engineers, we like numbers, but I’m acutely aware that if we build this car against a set of criteria that has been written down, we will lose our sense of focus.”
    The Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Audi R8, Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C are among the competitors being used as benchmarks by Klaus. “We’re looking for the excitement of the 458 at the price of the 911, and we think the hybrid technology can help us achieve that,” he said.
    The car will be launched in 2015.


  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Dear Honda stop making cars and trying to meet benchmarks of other cars, you started this trait with the 8th Generation Accord and the BMW and look where that got you .. it was ridiculed and laughed at.:Blink:

    it does not work you need to stand on your own merit and make car which are outstanding.