2010 Acura NSX to Live as Super GT Racer - Road Car Plans Still Dead

2010 NSX Super GT
2010 NSX Super GT / jonsibal.com

Life after death?

Acura's NSX supercar may rise from the dead to compete in the Super GT racing series.

According to InsideLine, Acura circumvented Super GT Series homologation rules that require race cars be based on a production vehicle.  They did this by using another rule which allows production ready (but not currently in production) cars to be entered into the series. The trick appears to have worked, as series officials (the Japan Automobile Federation) have given the NSX the green light.

While details are limited, the race car is expected to be virtually identical to the production NSX that was killed off late last year. However, the NSX racer will reportedly use a 3.4-liter V8 instead of a 5.0-liter V10 which was expected in the production model.

Look for more information to be released when the 2010 racing season starts up.

Published Dec 18th, 2009 3:00am By Michael Gauthier

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musashicam musashicam
look the truth I do not speak English helped me with a translator program and apologize for that, but what I mean is that I feel very bad that so radically change the model of NXS, the change is so radical that even the position engine is different from the photos I realize that passes from one MR to FR, besides it's like the trash thrown out all of the previous research model remember Apollo by Ayrton Senna was, as I'm concerned, I am agree with this tip case, we can see the Subaru Impreza and a car less known as the Renault Twingo, which eventually look like a different car losing all its essence and style
Mar 2nd, 2010 11:42pm
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kooper kooper
Honda's going all Toyota on us it seems. S2000? Dead. NSX? Dead. Prelude? Dead. Seems like their focus now is solely on FWD econoboxes, hybrids, EVs and dull as tap-water SUVs and MPVs. I want my cheap RWD roadster back. I want my Ferrari-scaring supercar back. I want the Honda of yesteryear back!
Dec 18th, 2009 7:24pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
Well the Honda "HSV 010", according to some sites, has a hard act to follow - the NSX raced in JGTC/Super GT from 1996-2009, winning Constructors & Drivers Championships in 2000 and 2007 and winning 36 times (there are 8 or 9 races a season), including it's last ever race at Motegi in November (fielded in day-glo orange by the ARTA team). It's also a crowd favourite, and with it's departure, due to mid-engined cars being outlawed next year, the Honda NSX is well and truly dead. It will be missed.
Dec 18th, 2009 7:23pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Not dead. Simply comatose.
Dec 18th, 2009 1:09pm
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Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
I hope they build it anyway. Honda has a long way to go to revive their sportscar Image. Maybe with the money they're saving from f1 they can sink some in motorsports R&D and we the enthusiasts can get our automaker back. Although its weird I say this as a mitsubishi guy.
Dec 18th, 2009 12:48pm
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Lennox.... Lennox....
I agree with CarLife i think that the might already have one production ready just hidden away from the public
Dec 18th, 2009 11:08am
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CarLife CarLife
This pretty much means that Honda might be building a street version of the NSX; but just available to the Japanese market and in very limited quantities.
Dec 18th, 2009 11:03am
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sebfill55 sebfill55
So if u look at the pic that u can see the interior in well that would be a Benz slr interior either someone at Honda got lazy or who ever made this got lazy o well but it looks nice never was a huge fan of the nsx grant it it looked like a hyper car but just not a huge fan, this one on the other hand looks less exotic but still kinda cool I'll give em one thumb up.
Dec 18th, 2009 9:15am
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nederina nederina
I am a big fan of the outgoing NSX, especially with the final R version. Honda don't make turbos, so I expect the car to do less than 380bhp and 350Nm. Even a BMW M3 could beat this Accord coupe! They should have sticked with their mid engined HSC 2003 Tokyo concept car and go after the R8, Corvettes, 911, but what they really need now is a front engined 370Z rival.
Dec 18th, 2009 9:05am
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Mikeado Mikeado
You know that top-class 'SUPER GT' cars are limited by air restrictors to 500PS, right? If you meant the road car (more likely to be branded an Acura, especially as Honda plan on introducing the brand to Japan next year), that would've had a big V10, so more like a Lexus LFA than an M3 (hopefully not in price). I agree about the HSC though. If they made that look a little newer and meaner and stuck a V6 in there - or two Integra Type-R engines to make a high-revving 4.0 VTEC V8 - and they'd be on to something!
Dec 18th, 2009 6:21pm
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justbored justbored
380bhp and 350Nm ? Guess u mean a road car version of that 3.4l, which is unlikely cause they already got their V10. The 3.4l track engine will more likely get over 430 Nm and over 450bhp, it could easily achieve more, but the restrictors are limiting this. If you do not believe me, look at the old Mugen MF408S engine used in the true NSX: 4.0l V8 590+bhp and 524Nm. And yes, this was also NA.
Dec 18th, 2009 6:32pm
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justbored justbored
Hope it's a flatplane V8...
Dec 18th, 2009 8:52am
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it looks great but it should be a road car version to beat the skyline
Dec 18th, 2009 8:06am
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