Honda NSX To Return From The Dead, Based On The Accord: Report

Mike Stevens | Nov 25, 2010

Along with Mazda's iconic RX-7 and the upcoming Toyota FT-86, few cars of late have inspired as much frustration among fans as the on-again off-again Honda NSX.

This time last year, Honda announced that while the global financial crisis had brought about the end of development for the next-generation NSX, it would begin production of a SuperGT series racing car based on the aborted sports car.

New reports this week have reignited speculation however, with US publication MotorTrend reporting that Honda insiders have hinted at a restarted NSX program. But here's the kicker: this time, the report claims, the project will use a reversed version of the front-wheel-drive Accord platform.

Where the initial plan called for a V10 powerplant and supercar classification, this new NSX will reportedly lean more to the sports-car persuasion, drawing power from a four- or six-cylinder engine.

The report adds that a 300kW V6 is expected, and that a patent application has been uncovered in Japan with details for such an arrangement, including a mid-mounted engine and Honda's SH-AWD system.

It remains to be seen if these details can be believed, but with a 2014 launch date reportedly on the cards... time will tell.

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  • Howard
    Howard says,
    3 years ago
    2 likes
    Well get a move on Honda.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    3 years ago
    Problem: The Accord is FWD and the NSX is RWD -.as are its sports car rivals..
    • Mobile Chicane says,
      3 years ago
      1 like
      That must be why, as per the article, they will use a reversed version of the Accord's chassis to make it RWD
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    3 years ago
    So its going to be Rear Wheel Steer as well? that will be interesting
  • Godspeed says,
    3 years ago
    If it's not going to be an all-out supercar, then it should not be called the NSX, I reckon. If it's going to be a sportscar, give it a name like the S2000. Sorry to say, but if they're not going to stop wimping out on the spec then they shouldn't make an NSX at all and stick with their CR-Zs and Insights.

    What the feck has happened to Honda? No more NSX, no more S2000, no more Integra Type R, even the Prelude is gone...
  • Howard
    Howard says,
    3 years ago
    It's not a radical change really, honda's previous 206kw' ahem' was apparently pretty decent and revered around the world as a formidable sports car. Although that 100k tag and a ton of short kw didn't achieve volume sales. It's not like honda is moving back from it's platform it's didn't go a step back as it was originally a 6 cylinder power-plant. It surely won't be competing against the likes of Zr1, porches or even ferraris. Closest competitors will be the IS range, monaros, camaros, and probably a few Beemers. Lets see if this accord platform with the front diff moved to the back make an impact. This may be the only honda that has a rear wheel drive platform.

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