Honda's tribute to Ayrton Senna is brilliant [video]

A great tribute for an epic driver

Honda is paying a tribute to F1 legend Ayrton Senna with possibly one of the best clips ever released by a car company.

Earlier this month we saw the interesting “Hands” video from Honda to celebrate the firm's 65 years of innovations. Now, they have released "Sound of Honda – Ayrton Senna 1989" which pays tribute to perhaps the best Formula 1 driver ever.

For creating this video they used telemetry data and audio samples from 1989 and then installed several speakers and lights to create Ayrton Senna's "ghost" on the Suzuka racetrack in Japan.

For Honda he was more than just a Formula 1 driver as he was involved directly in the NSX development. A successor to the supercar will come out in 2015 wearing the Acura badge and featuring a mid-mounted V6 engine linked to a Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive system. It will have two electric motors powering the front axle, along with a third motor built into the dual-clutch gearbox. Unfortunately, this time Senna won't be able to provide his input.

Source: Honda

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What an amazing video and tribute! I am an ardent Senna fan and this just puts a smile on my face! Well done, Honda!
Jul 28, 2013 12:25 am
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Respect Ayrton Senna Da Silva! Respect Honda! This is a wonderful tribute to Magic Senna!
Jul 27, 2013 9:34 am
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Since the telemetry exists, it would be quite interesting to program Senna into a video game and see if you could beat him - maybe GranTurismo 7?
Jul 27, 2013 3:26 am
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Yes, but the moment you touched something harder with your car, you're out! Often in games touching a wall or the opponent's car don`t do any harm and you can continue at full speed with no consequences. Beating the telemetry Senna would require to be fair and to do it realistically.
Jul 27, 2013 9:12 am
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Honda is BACK
Jul 26, 2013 8:41 pm
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Senna was an inspiration to us all. A truly remarkable man and the greatest F-1 driver, ever! They don't make them like that anymore. He is dearly missed. R.I.P. Senna
Jul 26, 2013 6:39 pm
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Making of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeSYyYzjhY
Jul 26, 2013 3:42 pm
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McLaren Honda, 2015. Can't wait!!!
Jul 26, 2013 3:14 pm
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Would have been absolute if they have used lasers to project the car`s silhouette along the track. But, man!, this has to be the best way to show their love for the great Senna. I truly respect Honda for putting all the effort in this!
Jul 26, 2013 2:37 pm
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Awesome.. just awesome!
Jul 26, 2013 12:32 pm
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