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Mike Stevens | Jan, 15 2015 | 1 Comment

Honda’s new NSX supercar, only just this week revealed in its US-market ‘Acura’ form, could be on its way back to the gym.

Already capable of producing more than 410kW and bolting to 100km/h in under four seconds, an interview with chief engineer Ted Klaus this week suggests the NSX has yet more to offer.

Speaking with the UK’s Auto Express, Klaus said he’ll “probably never” be satisfied without pushing the NSX further.

“I think everyone who loves cars wants to see a version that, we say, is pure red,” Klaus told the magazine, in reference to the red-backed Honda badge that traditionally appears on its top-shelf Type R models.

“Someone asked me, ‘when will you be satisfied?’ Probably never. What you do today, you can improve on tomorrow,” he teased.

An even more capable version of the new NSX will be high on the wishlist of fans and in-the-know buyers, with memories of the original model’s Type R variant still strong more than 20 years later.

If a Type R version of the NSX is in the works, fans might see it appear in two to three years, if the timeline of the original NSX Type R’s introduction is any indication of Honda’s plans.

In the meantime, buyers of the ‘regular’ NSX are unlikely to be disappointed, with the new supercar’s mechanical package and petrol-electric drive system already considered one of the most advanced in its segment.

Which segment is that? Performance-wise, models like the Ferrari 458 are understood to be in the NSX team’s crosshairs, but buyers might ‘only’ pay Audi R8 money for the privilege.

At this early stage, we say that’s a decent ask. But, if TMR’s comments gallery is anything to go by, not all would-be buyers and sideline experts are inclined to agree.

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