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Honda NSX 2015 preview: new pictures of much anticipated supercar
Updated: Fresh images of NSX from Geneva
Honda’s NSX has arrived in Detroit, mixing futuristic lines with an advanced hybrid powertrain. Touted as a Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Mercedes-AMG GT rival, the new Honda packs more power and more presence than the iconic performance car with which it shares its name.
Read on to learn all the key details and features of the new car.
Little more than the name links the two cars, because the new NSX (built in Honda's plant in Ohio from 2016) features a complex hybrid powertrain. This is made up of two independent electric motors that drive the front axle, and a single electric motor that’s linked directly to a twin-turbo V6, sending drive to the rear wheels through a nine-speed DCT gearbox.
We've got a full gallery of images of the car from the Geneva Motor Show below
The car sits low on 19- and 20-inch multispoke alloys, and features Honda’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-wheel drive tech. This comprises an integrated dynamic system which cycles through four modes: Quiet (presumably full-electric), Sport, Sport + and Track modes.
Carbon ceramic brakes provide the stopping power and a rear diffuser cleans up airflow under the car.
Performance remains unconfirmed, but taking into account its rivals, a sub-4sec 0-62mph time and top speed approaching 200mph are our guesses - Honda has previously said it's aiming for Ferrari 458 Italia levels of performance. With hybrid grunt and forced induction, the torque window should be wide and peak power somewhere close to 600bhp.
Prices will remain unconfirmed until closer to production, which commences in 2016, but a tag just shy of £90,000 seem likely. The car will be built in the USA.