Honda fans. No, let me rephrase. Car fans in general, should know there’s an all-new Honda NSX coming our way in 2015. Original NSX was Honda’s halo car, a sports star that frightened even the best supercars of its time. Honda is pinning its hopes on this nostalgic fact that buyers will flock into showrooms to purchase the reincarnation. In order to help it along, lots of testing is being completed.

2015 Honda NSX prototype lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2

Some of this very testing was recently done at the 2.4-mile (3.9 kilometres) Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, USA. This was prior to the running of a Honda Indy 200 race at the same place, hence the crowds you see in the pictures. Being an NSX, it’s important that it run well both on and off the race track, hence this particular test. And others. We expect to see it running around the Nurburgring for instance, during the 2014 European summer.

2015 Honda NSX prototype lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 1

To recap, the new NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted V6 petrol motor coupled with a hybrid system that Honda calls the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system. It essentially consists of three electric motors; one for the V6 and rear axle, while the other two run the front axle. No performance or power figures have been given out yet.

2015 Honda NSX prototype lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 3

The 2016 Honda NSX will be produced in Ohio, USA, for the global market under both the Honda and Acura badges. Honda South Africa is busy making its case for a few units to make their way to our shores. I sincerely hope they succeed.


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