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Honda NSX Concept-GT breaks cover

 Honda NSX Concept-GT breaks cover
Honda NSX Concept-GT 16.08.2013

To race at Suzuka

Honda has announced the NSX Concept-GT race car which will compete in the GT500 class of the Super GT Series fifth round this weekend at Suzuka.

As you would imagine, the racecar is based on the Acura NSX concept and complies with the 2014 regulations established by the Japan Automobile Federation regarding GT500 cars. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter mid-mounted inline direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine working together with a hybrid setup.

No further details were released, but we notice the addition of a wide body kit including a huge rear wing, a lowered suspension, a carbon fiber front spoiler lip, side vents and multi-spoke alloys shod in Bridgestone Potenza tires.

The road-legal Acura NSX is scheduled to go on sale in 2015, with production taking place in Ohio, United States.

Source: Honda

Honda has unveiled the NSX CONCEPT-GT, a racing machine to enter into the GT500 class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series* Round 5 “2013 AUTOBACS SUPER GT” at Suzuka Circuit.

The NSX CONCEPT-GT is a dedicated racing vehicle based on the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports car that made its world debut in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

This vehicle complies with the 2014 regulations on GT500 vehicles set by the Japan Automobile Federation. Along with a mid-mounted 2.0 L inline direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo engine, the vehicle is equipped with a racing hybrid system.

Prior to today’s debut of the NSX CONCEPT-GT, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. showcased the running of a prototype NSX at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4, the final day of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

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germncarfan
If production ever came about it would depend on what led's the Audi's are sporting and than take that look as well. This has a lot of R8ish lines to it. I guess give credit though since this look has appeal and well, the rest of the Acura lineup is fugly at best imo.
Aug 16, 2013 7:18 pm
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LeonidasBL
If this car is to run in the DTM, what engine will it have there?
Aug 16, 2013 11:19 am
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AlexHohDesu
The noise the current HSV-010 produce is just devine, The est racing shriek I've ever heard (yes, IMO better than the F1 V8). I really don't know weather a 2.0-liter mid-mounted inline direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine can ever come close to that, but given that it has to produce 500hp to compete(as per GT500 regulation), it needs to sound something godly.
Aug 16, 2013 6:30 am
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Mikeado
Isn't this a silhouette racer like current GT500 cars?
Aug 16, 2013 6:28 am
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N20_Purge
At least we have an idea of what the lights are going to look like on the production car.
Aug 16, 2013 5:45 am
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Cale24
Cart before the horse Honda?
Aug 16, 2013 5:37 am
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DBaskov
The production version should look like this. Then people will criticism less harshly about spending over $120k for a car that hardly looks anything like the original NSX.
Aug 16, 2013 5:25 am
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RobERob
Look a little deeper. I think it looks exactly like my nsx. You can clearly see the orignials architecture underneath the surface. I think positioning the side intakes lower like you see on the original does a better job of conveniencing you of the relationship to its predecessor. Still, there should not be any criticism except for those who continue to view Honda as nothing more than grocery getters when they've proven to be much, much more than that.
Aug 17, 2013 9:00 am
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DBaskov
If truly do own an NSX then I give credit to ya, and respect your opinion regardless (just like everyone on here should). However I still think Honda/Acura should do a better job at representing an NSX. NSX is supposed to carry a reputation of being a reliable and light sports/super car; and simpler and cheaper to repair. Due to this new NSX being a being a bling bling hybrid instead, Honda already lost that battle.
Aug 17, 2013 1:49 pm
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RobERob
Excellent point! ...couldn't have said it better myself. Despite my optimism and willingness to compromise, those concerns have crossed my mind -- mainly the added weight/maintenance; definitely not true to the nsx. Unfortunately, hybrids wont be going anywhere soon due to whatever environmental, political, or economical pressures that exist.
Aug 17, 2013 3:34 pm
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