Honda president, Takanobu Ito, has confirmed production of an all-new Honda NSX. The president said on Friday that Honda is interested in developing a new supercar and will restart the Honda NSX program that was shelved in 2005.

The Honda NSX is one of the greatest driver’s cars of all time. It was developed by one of the most refined Japanese motoring companies to start with and the tuned and honed by a number of professional racing drivers, including the great Ayrton Senna. It was first released in 1990 and was well ahead of its time, offering Ferrari-like performance, looks and overall exotica, but at a fraction of the price.

Since its launch the car has gathered fans of all kinds all around the world. Honda President Takanobu Ito spoke of concerns about rekindling the spirit and providing a worthy successor for these fans. Mr Takanobu said,

“I feel that we need to meet the calls from the public asking [for a successor].”

Takanobu also said that the NSX would be based on the Honda HSV-010GT race car, introduced earlier this year. In accordance with an unofficial rule, Japanese manufacturers should provide a road-going version of every Super GT car. Mr. Takanobu also said that it is important to remain in tune with these guidelines, saying,

“I think Honda should respect the history of the Super GT competition [as a stock-car race]“.

It’s unknown if the road-going version will feature a similar powerplant to the Super GT HSV-010GT race car, as it uses a 3.4-litre high-revving V8 engine producing 373kW. A 4.5-litre V10 or a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 is more likely, however, details are still in rumour form.

Reports say to expect the new Honda NSX in showrooms by 2015. Price, well, Takanobu also spoke about that, saying,

“There are two types of sports cars – affordable and high-performance. I hope we will be able to market both.”

Can’t wait.

  • Arky

    2015. That’s kind of pushing it for providing a road-going version of their race car. And kind of pushing it for rehabilitating Honda’s reputation for making excellent cars instead of merely OK appliances.

    • Brett Davis

      Keep in mind Honda started working on a new-generation Honda NSX back in 2005 – as the last model was finished off.

      Honda US CEO also announced in 2007 that the next Honda NSX would use a V10. So it’s sort of been in the making for some time now.

      • Arky

        I’m pretty sure the plans they were talking about in 2005 and 2007 got shelved during the financial crisis, especially if they’re talking about getting the car into showrooms in 2015. They’ve had to start again.

    • James Cortez

      Honda was wellknown to build high specific output mass production engine but recently has been surpassed by F458 and GT3RS(Okay these two aren’t really ordinary cars affordable to working class people, at least not in Australia).

      Let’s hope this new NSX regains its crown as the highest specific output naturally aspirated road legal car. Even better if it is significantly lighter than the R35 GTR.

  • Ima Hogg

    Awesome great news. Wonder how much it will be and the ferrari like performance will hopefully deliverd right.

  • Justin

    Omg Omg Omg, so excited about this!

    • Vince

      That Honda V10 is an absolute screamer! Having sat at Fuji raceway for the Super GT it was easily the best car there so this will be epic if they re-use that..either way, this will be awesome, well done Honda.

  • cools

    OH BABY!!! Can’t wait for this to come out!!! I drove a 2002 NSX, and man, was it a beautiful ride….

    • http://Nissan Kazuo

      u got a really nice ride! very rare car

  • vti07

    Whilst you’re at it, please produce a successor to the S2000..

    • http://caradvice OSU811

      and the Integra, CRX, Prelude while there at it please!
      I know the CR-Z is meant to be a CRX replacement but can
      Honda please put the Type R civic running gear in it asap!!!!

      • Mark

        They have already announced they will be fitting the CR-Z with a 1.6 Turbo in the near future. That 1.6 is also going to filter into other models.

        • kazuo

          In america they r selling accord coupe,i guess it might target same market segment as perlude used to, but the car is heavier

  • K20A

    Well done Honda. It’s about time. Now quickly build this as a halo product, and trickle down the technology to all the mass market model. The brand is in need of major shake-up.. I really hope they can use this as a stepping stone and relive the greatness that once was in the 80s/90s.

  • MF

    OH yes HONDA! Make it better than all the super cars =D

  • F1 Fan

    Dear Mr Ito-san, You should never have pulled out of Formula One ya blonk! The team built a championship winning car which was rebadged as a Brawn and powered by Mercedes…when it should have been a Honda winning the constructors and drivers titles. Imagine where your company would be now if you had stayed in the game. Redeem yourself and build us a beautiful new supercar!

    • YoLex

      ” it should have been a Honda winning the constructors”
      Big assumption!!
      If Honda stayed, they still wouldn’t win with their own engines. They had a good chassis, but it’s the Mercedes engine that made the difference!!

  • Valet Dabess

    gtr competitor?

    • Jester

      Hope so – priced in the same bracket, but if it starts pushing in the mid 200K range then even the 2nd hand ones will be beyond the reach of the regular car enthusiast for a very very long time.

  • Octavian

    Will be a wait worthwhile.

  • Richard

    2015?!?!?!? 4 yrs away.

    Anyone noticed how Japanese manufacturers can’t seemed to design and release a new car in a reasonable timeframe anymore?
    Toyota with the increasing redundant FT86. Now Honda with the NSX. By the time it is released the hoopla will have been forgotten.

  • MB

    I must be the only person in the world who saw this particular article I’m going to talk about because nobody else I know seems to have any idea.

    When the GFC hit Honda put the new NSX on ice and very soon after, someone within Honda (don’t recall who) stated all future models would be designed around small engines and fuel efficiency and he CANCELLED the new NSX which he then admitted was a roadgoing development of a racing v10. Nown for the good part. At some point not long after this a journalist was given access to what had been going to be the new NSX and he did an article about it complete with Honda’s design docs and undisguised car. It really didn’t look much like that GT racer or any renderings I ever saw. It looked very smooth with subtle lines which had me thinking more GT than sports car. Much like an LFA would look without the origami design layer.

    I think the journalist was Peter Nunn and I think the article may have been in the Melbourne Herald Sun. Worth looking for if you’re a Honda fan and curious about the new NSX.

  • Mr29cM

    Honda NSX successor should be mid-engine, light weight and RWD!

  • AndrewM

    I’m surprised no-one has spotted the resemblance to Nissan’s 370Z. Honda seems to be really good at copying other maker’s styling. Can’t they think of any new shapes themselves? The original NSX had unique looks but this thing is bland and derivative. Fail Honda.