Testing begins for returning Honda NSX supercar

23rd July 2014

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The return of Honda’s scorching NSX supercar has excited motoring enthusiasts familiar with the iconic model, and testing is underway at the legendary Nürburgring circuit.

The German track, regarded as one of the most demanding in the world, is a fitting venue for Honda to put its returning high-achiever through its paces. The car was seen with a camouflaged livery, and a Honda spokesperson has confirmed that its appearance was “part of its development and testing programme”.

The latest shots of the hybrid supercar demonstrate a number of design cues taken from the concept that Honda revealed at the Detroit Motor Show last year. A subtler arrow-shaped nose and large trapezoid-shaped front air intakes have been retained, alongside air intakes seated behind the rear windows.

At the tail, bold C-shaped lights connected by a full length brake light are a further nod to the concept, while the prominent rear spoiler, wide headlights and reshaped wing mirrors are all new design elements.

Honda has already announced that an advanced hybrid powertrain will power the model, incorporating a direct-injection V6 petrol engine married with an electric motor and dual-clutch gearbox to drive the rear wheels. A further two electric motors have been added to the front wheels, and torque can be applied independently to boost handling. The arrangement should help the new NSX give a combined petrol-electric output of over 400bhp.

When the stunning new NSX goes on sale in 2015, you can purchase your own with Lookers in Bexleyheath, Derby and Nottingham. Contact our team for further information on Honda and its complete line-up.