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Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

An electric race car based on the second-generation Honda NSX will compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. The EV Concept ditches the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission from the production NSX in favour an electric Twin Motor Unit on each axle...

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2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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2017 Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Japanese car maker Honda has today announced its NSX supercar will make its North American racing debut at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the famed race - which celebrate its 100th anniversary this year - Honda will run two of its American-built NSX supercars in the time attack 1 and 2 classes, driven by brothers James and Nick Robinson...


2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed
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2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed

Now that the first production Honda NSX has been ushered out the door of its specialist factory in Ohio, Honda has detailed some of the work it has put into optimising airflow around its hybrid supercar. Dubbed the 'total airflow management' concept by Honda, the goal for the aerodynamicists and designers working on the NSX was to simultaneously optimise downforce, reduce drag, maximise cooling, and figure out how best to get rid of excess heat...


2017 Honda NSX could land at $325,000
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2017 Honda NSX could land at $325,000

Interest in the highly-anticipated 2017 Honda NSX continues to grow, with talk of local dealers now taking deposits from customers keen to get the supercar in their driveway as soon as possible. Now, pricing for the hybrid supercar appears to have also been confirmed...


Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent
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Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent

With interest in GT-level motorsport ever increasing, Honda is the latest brand to make clear its racing intentions with the New York motor show unveiling of its Honda NSX GT3 racer. Clearly stamped with its North American ‘Acura’ branding, the Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed at this week’s 2016 New York International Auto Show is set to tackle the North American GT3 category from 2017...


2017 Honda NSX production to begin in late April
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2017 Honda NSX production to begin in late April

After a six month delay, production of the second-generation Honda NSX will begin towards the end of April. Unlike the original NSX, which was built in Japan, the new hybrid second-generation model will be produced by Honda USA at a purpose-built factory in Ohio, dubbed the Performance Manufacturing Center, that employs around 100 people...


Honda getting its 'sporty mojo back'
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Honda getting its 'sporty mojo back'

Honda Australia says its continued investment into Formula One and the arrival of the NSX supercar are all signs that the Japanese brand is getting its ‘sporty mojo back’. For years Honda was credited with creating the most interesting and sporty cars coming out of Japan, however, in the last decade or so, some have suggested that it has lost its way, focusing too heavily on fuel efficiency at the cost of all else...


2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market
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2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market

Australian pricing for the 2017 Honda NSX hybrid sports coupe is yet to be confirmed, but buyers who are expecting a bargain from the Japanese brand had better think again. The Honda NSX’s advanced drivetrain includes a longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 373kW and 550Nm behind the seats...


2016 Honda NSX Review
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2016 Honda NSX Review

Honda is saying the all-new 2017 Honda NSX is the attainable hybrid supercar. What do you think?


Honda fightback on the cards: CEO expected to hand development reins back to engineers
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Honda fightback on the cards: CEO expected to hand development reins back to engineers

Is the edgy, dynamic and aggressive Honda of old poised to return? After almost a year in the hot seat, new Honda Motor Co CEO Takahiro Hachigo will soon flag some sweeping changes designed to streamline the company’s internal development processes, according to a Reuters report...


Sports cars coming in 2016
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Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...


2016 Honda New Cars
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2016 Honda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Honda models launching in Australia in 2016.   Honda Civic - mid-2016 Honda’s all-new Civic sedan, previewed with a muscly concept in mid-2015 and unveiled in production form in September, should make its way to Australia in mid-2016...


Honda NSX family tipped to include Type R, convertible variants
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Honda NSX family tipped to include Type R, convertible variants

The all-new Honda NSX will grow from a single model to a supercar family over the car’s lifecycle. Honda NSX large project leader Ted Klaus told CarAdvice his team created the high-performance hybrid coupe to be versatile, allowing the brand to keep the car fresh and interesting with the addition of spin-off variants...


Honda NSX to target buyers upgrading from Porsche 911, says project boss
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Honda NSX to target buyers upgrading from Porsche 911, says project boss

The Honda NSX is the car for people who are sick of their Porsche 911, says the man in charge of the reborn Japanese supercar’s development. Honda NSX large project leader Ted Klaus believes the new high-performance hybrid coupe will appeal to owners of Porsche’s iconic sports car asking the question: ‘What’s next?’ “Do they go Audi R8? Do they get a special 911?” Klaus pondered...


2016 Honda NSX Review : Quick drive
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2016 Honda NSX Review : Quick drive

When we boarded the bus on Monday morning to Honda’s research and development headquarters in Tochigi, Japan, we had no idea the 2016 Honda NSX was waiting for us at the other end. The feeling that followed, upon learning this en route, could be likened to the nervous excitement felt as a schoolboy when your high school crush sat next to you on the school bus - mixed with the mischievous thrill of stealing some other kid’s bag and dangling it out the window as the bus hurtles the highway...


Honda NSX V6 uses Cosworth block and heads
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Honda NSX V6 uses Cosworth block and heads

The V6 motor in the second-generation Honda NSX has a block and heads made by British engine specialist Cosworth. Over the weekend we reported that production of the second-generation Honda NSX will be delayed from the third quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2016. Part of the blame for this delay was sheeted to a late decision to switch the new NSX from a naturally aspirated engine to a turbocharged one...


Honda NSX production start delayed until 2016 - report
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Honda NSX production start delayed until 2016 - report

The commencement of production of the second-generation Honda NSX, at new dedicated facility in Ohio, has been pushed back by around half-a-year. When the production car was revealed in January this year, left-hand drive production was scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2015, with right-hand vehicles following them down the line in 2016...


Honda NSX engine and technical details revealed
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Honda NSX engine and technical details revealed

More technical details of the next-generation Honda NSX have been revealed at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. The biggest news is the new Honda NSX — known again as the Acura NSX in certain markets — will feature a dry sump 3...


Honda NSX spied testing in Australia — UPDATED
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Honda NSX spied testing in Australia — UPDATED

The second-generation Honda NSX supercar has been spotted hot-weather testing in Alice Springs ahead of its local launch in 2016 and shortly after its world premiere last month in Detroit. Featuring a hybrid drivetrain with a mid-mounted 75-degree dry sump V6 and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the NSX comes with three electric motors on-board, one at each of the front wheels, and a direct drive unit at the rear that’s wedged between the V6 and the transmission...


Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...