Finally, the new Honda NSX is on the way. Acording to reports, Honda is set to unveil a Honda Super Sports Honda NSX concept at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit in January.
It may be long overdue, especially to all us performance car fans, but the new NSX – which has previously been confirmed by Honda CEO Takanobu Ito – is certain to spice up the otherwise bland Honda showroom range when it hits the market in a few year’s time.
As reported, Honda will be unveiling the Honda Small Sports EV (pictured) this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. Rumour has it Honda is planning to unveil a ‘Honda Super Sports’ concept, said to be the successor to the NSX, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
Even though it will be a concept vehicle, the Honda Super Sports is expected to preview technologies for the new Honda NSX. It will likely feature a hybrid or fully electric powertrain system, and even a possible all-wheel drive drivetrain.
As for the design, the Honda Super Sports concept is set to follow in the aesthetic direction of the Honda Small Sports EV pictured above, offering clean lines, modern angles, and the low profile of a true sports car.
Honda Motor Europe president Manabu Nishimae recently spoke about the direction of the company in an Autocar report, saying that Honda “knows that there are customers who want Honda sports cars, and we are developing and intending to deliver products for them”.
We can’t wait to see what Honda has in mind for the new Honda NSX. Stay tuned for more updates.
The 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit runs from January 9 to 22 (including press days).